Thanks JD for picking me as one of the reviewers for the new Non-Stim Pre from Athletix
Taste: 5/5 First let me say I love the no artificial colors! White Watermelon is what I called it. I mixed it with just under 10oz of water, so it would be a little sour. It had an awesome Watermelon kick, without being over the top fake tasting. I would say it compares to CL WhiteFlood Watermelon taste wise, just a little less sour.
Mixabilty: 3/5 The Dippin dots as we have been calling them, were pretty hard to dissolve. Not really a big deal to me. I assumed it may contain nitrates, so I was swishing it around in my mouth. I found myself kinda crunching the little dots lol. I threw some water in my shaker and just drank the rest of the floaters problem solved.
Pump: 4/5 I would say that it gave me just the right amount of pump. I suppose it should be a 5/5 because to me, sometimes a major pump hinders my lifts. I did chest/tris and by my 2nd set my shoulders felt like they were blowing up. I did notice my veins were poking out a little more than usual, I have a lot of body fat but could still see them.
Energy: 4/5 So i have been on a break from and have been super tired everyday. I was really run down, and not feeling like working out. I figured that would be perfect time to try the Non Stim. Within 10 mins of taking it(Maybe slight placebo as well, anticipation for new product) I forgot all about being tired. I was able to do my chest/tri routine, 30sec rest between sets, also I throw in some jump rope between sets, and medicine ball throw against trampoline. I felt like I could have kept going.
Focus: 5/5 Here is the best part for me. I had read other reviews saying it may take a little longer to kick in. I decided to take a few minutes to clean my car out for a road trip to Wisconsin Dells this weekend. It started with just throwing out some paper, putting ice scrapers away. Then I got wipes, and wiped the dash, console, back of seats, doors, etc. All this within 15mins. I was so focused on cleaning the car, that I had to remind myself to go to gym. The whole drive there, I was locked in, felt just as focused as I would from Stim products. I also had a very good mind/muscle connection going. While doing dips I swear I felt every fiber twitching. I am using Versa1, so it may be a nice synergy.
Overall: 5/5 I would say for a Non Stim, it would be hard for me personally to not give it a 5/5. I was locked in, alert, had a good pump, and it tasted good. I really can't wait to give it another go. I kind of messed up by focusing on cleaning the car, wish I would have headed straight to gym. I have been looking for a good non-stim, for times when I'm running Alphamine.