Gonna post up my initial review of ANS Ritual.
Used 1 packet today to do some stone loads at hip level, it was fairly low intensity as a sort of "active recovery"
Mixability: Mixability is good, mixed the single packet with about 4-5oz of water in a regular water bottle and shook it up. It foamed up at the top, and there were a few small particles that could be seen floating around in it.
Taste: Smelled incredible, strong candy apple scent. Taste, not very good. Had a bit of a chemical taste to it, aftertaste was even worse. Not the worst tasting preworkout I've ever used, but it certainly was not the best. Might try diluting it more to see if it is better.
Focus: The focus was pretty good, I took it right as I showed up to the gym and started noticing increased focus as I was finishing up my warm-up.
Energy: It gave me a noticeable pick me up, I had been tired all morning and it was enough to energize me for the training session.
: Can't make too much of a comment on the muscular/cardiovascular aspect as I kept it low intensity today. My breathing wasn't particularly labored during my sprints, but it isn't usually anyway. Did the "stone" loads for the first time, so I couldn't really say if they were easier than last time. What I can say is that I didn't feel a lot of lactic acid buildup during the lifts, and my training was not hindered by a pump while I held the stone against me for ~15 seconds, so it was a good effect, I will be able to weigh in on this more effectively on Monday.
Strength: Cannot comment, ended up doing ~245 pounds for the load. But, I had never done them before so I don't know if that is more or less than I would've been able to do without it.
2 scoop review coming on Monday!