Wednesday, January 28, 2015

99 problems but a pump ain't one for Dedicated fans

99 problems but a pump ain't one for Dedicated fans

From the makers of our favorite pre-workout, the incredibly powerful Unstoppable, comes yet another awesome piece of apparel. While Dedicated Nutrition have still yet to show up here in the US, with promises of the brand working extremely hard to get everything sorted. The team have continued to make us want them more and more, not just because of their current line up and many supplements they have on the way. But also because of their fast growing range of clothing and accessories that just keeps getting better. With tees like "Playtime Is F#cking Over" and "Get Shit Done", we haven't seen designs this real since Animal came out with their "Shut The F... Up And Train" and "Go Hard Or Go Home" shirts. This week Dedicated have previewed yet another tee reading "99 Problems But A Pump Ain't One", the perfect top to wear if you're using the brand's all-round pre-workout Unstoppable. At the moment Dedicated are only listing the product as coming soon, joining the brand's list of others on their way with the Get Shit Done shirt, custom earbud headphones and Zip Up Hoodie.

Getting yourself in the draw for our weekly giveaways just got easier


As mentioned yesterday for our biggest giveaway of the week with prizes from BPS, Nutrex and Recon Nutrition. We have been working on a new easier way for everyone to get themselves entered in our daily competitions. Today we are now implementing that idea with our all in one giveaways page. In the same place you can find out if you are one of our weekly winners, we have added a series of giveaway sections. On our desktop website you will find the three most recent contests, with one being live and two expired. Some weeks there may be other live competitions there, but in the average week it is likely to be just the one. On our mobile website things are a little different, with just the one most recent giveaway showing. For those weeks where we have additional contests as mentioned for the desktop page, the mobile will have them added below. The winner's wall is still on there, you just need to scroll down past the entry boxes. We've introduced the new feature today with Hybrid Hump Day which you can enter on the updated giveaway page, a place you should also bookmark as that is where all competitions will be added from here on out.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Unmissable Muscle & Strength deal drops Muscle Pharm Amino1 to less than 40 cents a serving

Unmissable Muscle & Strength deal drops Muscle Pharm Amino1 to less than 40 cents a serving

Tying in with the upcoming 49th Superbowl taking place this coming Monday between the New England Patriot and Seattle Seahawks, Muscle & Strength have put together a 49 hour sale. Some of the store's standout specials include a buy one get one deal on the supplement we reviewed today, Muscletech's pre-workout Anarchy. A free Universal Creatine with Animal Pak, Stak and/or Cuts, and a free tub of the pump powder Noxygen with purchases of Purus Lab's pre-workout Condense. While the list of sales does go on well past 49, there is one in the bunch that you are going to need to take advantage of. The originally Costco exclusive 60 serving Muscle Pharm Amino1, has been added to Muscle & Strength's list of options. Not only that, but the product has also got a buy one get one free deal on right now, giving you 120 servings of Amino1 for just $44.99. Most won't need to do any calculating to figure out how good of a deal that is, but for those who are interested it basically works out to less than 40 cents a serving. Keep in mind the deal is only available for 49 hours, and while stocks last so get in quick.

Highly anticipated iForce Hemavol Max due to arrive within the next 3 weeks

Highly anticipated iForce Hemavol Max due to arrive within the next 3 weeks

We know a lot of pump pre-workout addicts have been eagerly awaiting the launch of iForce Nutrition's sequel Hemavol Max or Hemavo2, ever since the brand dropped the official facts panel for the supplement. Due to the amount of requests on a time frame for the product we decided to ask iForce themselves, who have given us a rather exciting answer. While we haven't got an exact date allowing for a nice interesting countdown, we've got an idea on how many weeks until Hemavol Max should be hitting stores. According to the brand the first flavor of the supplement should be coming out of production between late this week and early next week. Once that's done the product will of course then head out to stores, presumably hitting stockists late next week, if not then the week after. With each and every location no doubt having their own amount of time it will take to go from arrival to on sale, it would be safe to say fans will be able to get a hold of iForce's Hemavol Max within the next three weeks.

Anarchy not a top rated pre-workout but definitely Muscletech's best since Neurocore

Anarchy not a top rated pre-workout but definitely Muscletech's best since Neurocore

Muscletech's pre-workout Anarchy is the brand's most recent addition to their Performance Series since the hyped launch of Clear Muscle, international addition of ISO Zero, and introduction of the stimulant free Hydroxycut. The supplement not only took us by surprise because it was both a Performance Series product and a pre-workout, a category the line was already in with NaNO Vapor. But because the formula turned out to be quite interesting, especially coming from a giant like Muscletech. Thanks to a lot of past releases we haven't come to expect great things from the brand in the popular pre-workout category, although Anarchy has now somewhat changed that. Over the past month we have been running the latest from Muscletech, resulting in enough experience with the supplement to bring you today's review of the Performance Series pre-workout.

Three color '09 Series Unleash the Beast tee brings Monsta back to Clothing

Three color '09 Series Unleash the Beast tee brings Monsta back to Clothing

Monsta Clothing may have introduced themselves into 2015 with a brand new accessory, however less than one week later they are back to their usual ways. The popular bodybuilding apparel company have just launched their first tee for the year, put together for all those fans that have been there since the beginning. The title of the latest piece from Monsta is Unleash the Beast, a name that may seem familiar, although this one is a part of the brand's '09 Series. On the front the shirt features a repetitive text graphic reading "Unleash the Beast", "Monsta" and "USA", and on the back the brand's logo followed by the line "Original Monsta". The fact that the top is a part of the '09 Series is further seen on both the front and back as the established year is a major part of the two graphics. The clothing company have produced their new Unleash the Beast tee in a total of three colors, with a blue and gray print on black, navy and white. The price on the black and navy is $22.99 each and $21.99 for the white, all available in the usual six sizes, small to 3XL.

More flavors and a 30 serving size coming to Stoppani's Pre Jym

More flavors and a 30 serving size coming to Stoppani's Pre Jym

The supplement that launched it all for Jim Stoppani, the hit formula and Bodybuilding.com's number one pre-workout Pre Jym, is finally getting an update. By update we don't of course mean any change to its massive mix of ingredients, more importantly additions to its very small list of options. As long as we've known about Stoppani's Pre Jym it has been available in a total of two tastes, cherry limeade and raspberry lemonade, and just the one 20 serving size. The variants coming soon to the product will see both areas increased, with at least one more flavor and one more size. Stoppani has not been able to confirm just how many new tastes he has on the way, but has said orange is a definite and suggests it will not be the only option joining Pre Jym's menu. In terms of size, instead of going lower like a lot of brands tend to do with trial sizes, Stoppani is going to go 50% more with a 30 serving tub. The price you'd think is going to be more cost effective, although as we've seen with BB.com's Jym stacks, more doesn't get you as much discount as it does with other brands. Sometime in April is when we're expected to be seeing the supersize tub, with the flavor or what could end up being flavors, also expected around that time.

Reformulated BCAA Sensation takes 2 ingredients from Dedicated's #1 pre-workout

Reformulated BCAA Sensation takes 2 ingredients from Dedicated's #1 pre-workout

Today we have what is likely to be the second to last update on Dedicated Nutrition's highly anticipated reformulation of BCAA Sensation. Last time we checked in the brand were able to confirm the supplement's amino acid details, revealing the removal of glutamine, a 2g drop for taurine, no change to citrulline malate, isoleucine and valine, and a jump to 5g for leucine. Also mentioned in the post was that there are six other ingredients in the product, half included for a specific purpose, and the other half we weren't too sure. Today we can confirm three of the remaining six features, with 50mg of Astragin, the exact same dose as Myokem have used in mTOR Pro. 100mg of EPO-Drol rhodiola extract, an ingredient from the pre-workout Unstoppable at an identical dose, and 100mg of calcium phophate, another feature and dose fans may recognize from our #1 pre-workout. Based on those three we have to assume the rest of BCAA Sensation V2 is going to be well worth the wait. The borrowing of a few unstimulating ingredients from Unstoppable definitely hints at a fair amount of performance being involved, something we always enjoy when it comes to amino cocktails. We can tell you that the rest of the formula is going to be passed on to us on Thursday, so be sure to tune in as we should have the supplement's complete facts panel to unveil.

Get yourself in the draw to win one of three stimulant powered supplements

Get yourself in the draw to win one of three stimulant powered supplements

In combination with today's competition post, we are going to give everyone an update on how giveaways are likely to be done very soon. We have been trying to work out a way so that people don't need to read through instructions and so on to enter, just visit a page, complete the steps and you're in the draw. That is in fact exactly what we're working on, trying to put together a page where the contests roll in and out and you'll see each day's listed before its doors even open. As for the supplements we have up for grabs today, from Recon we've got the pre-workout Ambush, from BPS the fat burner Combustion, and from Nutrex the pre-workout powerhouse Outlift. To get yourself in the draw to win one of the three products, simply complete the steps listed in our competition box below. All you have to do is visit the sponsoring brand's Facebook pages, drop them each a like if you haven't already, and you'll be automatically entered with your Facebook account details. The giveaway is due to close at midnight tonight Pacific Time, with the three lucky winners being randomly selected and contacted early tomorrow morning.

ISO Shock makes it three protein powders for Gear in Poland

ISO Shock makes it three protein powders for Gear in Poland

Compared to the range of supplements Gear have available here in the US, the brand's Polish distributor has a much wider variety. When we first discovered the very different European line they had a total of five products, which up until now had been increased to eight thanks to the introduction of a handful of protein supplements. This week Gear have unveiled yet another protein formula taking their Polish range up to a total nine, with the isolate protein powder appropriately titled ISO Shock. The product completes the brand's series of protein powders as it joins the whey formula Whey Shock and weight gainer Mass Shock, both of which actually have edible variants available as well. Making up each of ISO Shock's 76 servings is 25g of protein, 1.1g of carbohydrates (1g sugar), 1g of fat and a total of 114 calories. Those numbers are exactly the same for almost every flavor of the supplement, banana & peach, chocolate and strawberry, although do differ slightly for vanilla seeing 23g of protein, 1g of carbs and 105 calories. For more information you can find ISO Shock on Gear's international website gearnutra.pl, and expect to see the product at stockists in the area sometime soon.