ALLMAX RAZOR8 Blast Powder Pre Workout Review
ALLMAX RAZOR8 Blast Powder Pre Workout Review First Look:
I played rugby on Saturday and two days later I am still in dreadful pain.
It is no secret that at 33 years of age and no real access to professional after care when you play the stresses of rugby can start to take their toll on your body.
Let’s face it, it is a physical game. Mostly played by younger men who seem to be able to bounce back from the floor.
I tend to lay on the floor for a good 5 minutes after being tackled or having just tackled someone and ask for a stretcher to come on and carry me off to the shower…and bar.
So, going back to the gym a mere 48 hours later didn’t seem the best thing to do.
Baring in mind my leg hurts so much it seems to give way under my own body weight whilst walking down the street occasionally, my bicep is bruised and doesn’t want to bend my arm, my neck just hurts and overall being alive is uncomfortable.
Cycling to work didn’t seem to help either, especially considering the wind was at gale force and just ramming in to my face.
This felt like I was cycling all the way home through treacle…
Therefore, obviously, I wanted a pre workout that could overcome all of these issues and help me smash up the gym in a wild fury of aggression and strength.
Being called a ‘Highly Concentrated Pre Workout Stimulant’ I braced myself…
Creatine – A well regarded supplement overall!
Supplementation increases creatine storage and promotes a faster regeneration of adenosine triphosphate between high intensity exercises.
These improved outcomes will increase performance and promote greater training adaptations.
Beta-alanine – Supplementation of this non essential amino acid aids the production of carnosine. That’s a compound that plays a role in muscle endurance in high-intensity exercise.
That said, studies have not exactly been positive nor entirely conclusive.
L-Arginine – This is found in many pre workout supplements or products designed to make you more vascular.
L-Arginine opens up the blood vessels and arteries to assist with blood flow, nothing really to do with testosterone but may assist with any impotency issues that are not helping you attain that hot chick in the gym who is 15 years your junior.
However, you will require 5g per day alone!
NITROSIGINE – This is a patented bonding of Arginine and Silicate.
Daily doses prior to workout significantly increased pre-workout energy levels, increased muscle pump immediately following a workout, and decreased biomarkers of muscle damage immediately after a workout and during recovery.
Glycerol – Seems to be most effective when administered rectally (in your ass) as a laxative.
Agmatine Sulfate – Agmatine is considered to be a neurotransmitter and neuromodulator.
The majority use agmatine injections, not oral ingestion and there is still no evidence that working memory is enhanced with agmatine supplementation.
Arginine Pyroglutamate – Arginine prior to sleep is able to enhance the sleep-induced GH release, but the long-term significance of this is not known.
Caffeine – It stimulates the central nervous system (CNS), heart, muscles, and the centers that control blood pressure to give you an extra boost and hit that PB.
Caffeine Anhydrous is the purest form of caffeine so always look out for it.
This is found in 4 Gauge which is the best pre-workout.
It is also found in Instant Knockout which is the best fat burner available at present.
Higenamine – Data shows an increase in energy expenditure and kilocalorie expenditure. It also results in a moderate increase in heart rate and systolic blood pressure similar to caffeine.
Yohimbe – Related to Yohimbine, Yohimbe is a powerful stimulant and used to increase fat loss as well as assist with erectile dysfunction. Can cause a host of other problems though, this is in our supplements to avoid list.
Supplementation with yohimbine combined with resistance training does not significantly alter the body mass, muscle mass, or performance indicators.
Hordenine – Technically Hordenine can be used as a stimulant and fat burner due to its associated with tyramine and noradrenaline, but not enough evidence exists currently to support its usage as nutritional supplementation.
Yerba Mate (Ilex paraguariensis) – Shown to be hypocholesterolemic, hepatoprotective, central nervous system stimulant, diuretic, and to benefit the cardiovascular system.
Naringin – This displays strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities.
Known as a citrus flavonoid and found in grapefruit, it is also good for reducing cholesterol, high blood pressure, overall obesity as well as improving cardiovascular health.
1 sachet before training.
This is a combined amount of 7636mg.
This isn’t much at all and is a hell of a lot less than some pre workouts which offer up to and over 20g.
It did taste nice. I would like more drinks to taste like ‘blue rocket’.
Benefits & Effects:
Caffeine is a great stimulant that can effect the CNS which controls muscle and heart stimulation.
Yohimbe is also a powerful stimulant. Yet, it is not without it’s issues.
Creatine is good to increase strength and muscular size but it needs to be taken continuously each day and up to 10,000mg whereas this only offers 4,000mg.
Arginine will open up the blood vessels which makes them less restricted so your body can pump more oxygenated blood around your body to the organs and muscles.
However, 5,000mg is required and this falls short of that figure by quite a large margin.
Nitrosigine is an effective ingredient for increasing energy levels and reduce muscle damage.
Higenamine offers similar stimulatory effects as caffeine.
Yerba Mate is a cardiovascular system protector.
Naringin offers similar cardiovascular protection to Yerba but also reduces obesity, high blood pressure and acts as an anti-inflammatory.
How Did It Feel?
I felt a bit more awake.
I was really tired when I got home and nearly fell asleep but I wanted to get on and hit the weights so I took this prior and it woke me up.
That was it though, no real additional aggression or power. No extra focus just a bit more awake.
So not the best, it was all rather mild.
This is a bit under dosed compared to the best pre workout supplements.
While Yohimbe is a powerful stimulant and fat burning ingredient, it can cause such a lot of health issues I am always wary of trying a supplement which contains it.
Beta-Alanine is yet to offer any proof that it can be of athletic benefit other than making you feel tingly.
Creatine is underdosed to be effective as is Arginine.
Glycerol seems to act great as a laxative which would explain why I needed a shit not long after my workout.
Agmatine seems to only be injected yet even then there’s little proof it can be effective at improving working memory.
Horedenine doesn’t seem to offer any evidence that it is effective as a stimulant nor fat burner ingredient.
ALLMAX RAZOR8 Blast Powder Pre Workout Review Conclusion:
There’s a good number of effective ingredients in theory, however, the doses seem to be too low and thus renders then ineffective.
This would ring true because apart from the Caffeine I didn’t really feel any benefit at all.
Then there’s a few ingredients that have no proof to say that they can be effective as a pre workout to provide more energy or focus.
I felt rather flat when I used this and not at all like I could lift more than usual.
There is a better product than this that will get you fired up and cause hell in your chosen sport.