Thanks to the boys at ANS for letting me try out a few samples of their new pre workout Ritual. I've got 4 candy green apple samples so ill be reviewing under some different conditions each time.
Sample 1: took 1 pkg between my cardio and workout (cardio at home, then to the gym) with creatine and 7g bcaas. Took this one completely fasted (about 16hr fast) with.
- mixed with the 8oz water suggested to try the taste. Good flavor, pretty strong, so I added about 12oz more. Not a big green apple guy but this was pretty good. Basically a green jolly rancher. No crystals or anything and dissolved in one or two quick shakes.
- started feeling a bit of an energy buildup within about 10 min. Pretty much just kept building until I got to the gym. Very clean and progressive energy that had me feeling like I needed to run sprints by the time I got to the gym about 25 min later.
- throughout the workout I felt ok, nothing spectacular but never really got too tired either until about 40min in. After this I was pretty sluggish, partially just from the workout, but just not impressed with the lasting effect of this.
-day 1 ratings:
Flavor: 9/10 only because I'm not a big grn apple guy
Energy: 6/10 started well but seemed to disappear later in the workout. No crash but no to it either.
The plan will be to take the next sample on Monday after work. Depending how I feel next workout I'll probably take the last 2 pkgs together for the 3rd day just to see if maybe I just need a higher dose. I'm pretty stim tolerant so that's very likely.