I’ve been training for roughly 15-20 years with the last 10 being very series and competitive. I have a very consistent diet and training schedule, so for me, it makes testing supplements very easy to see if they work (at least for me).
I’ve been taking TRIBEX and now Alpha Male off and on for nearly 10 years now. Does it work, yes, but for me it’s more on the subtle side. I wouldn’t go in thinking that it will be like taking anabolics or anything like that, but I suppose if someone has very low levels of free Test, it’s possible that they would get a nice little kick out of both products.
I’d say that either product will help with recovery slightly. It seems to work best with ZMA as numerous people have noted. I find for me that Alpha Male is a bit on the pricey side for what you get and that I’ve had very similar results in performance with the TRIBEX.
Now, that said, proper nutrition and sleep will go a lot farther than than taking any supplement. What I find with a lot of people is that they all of a sudden decide to eat better, eat more protein, drink more water, sleep more, etc, when they decide to take some new supplement or even drug, and the results always are skewed because you can’t be sure if it was the change in the other factors or the new supplement.
My recommendation is to figure a plan out nutritionally, get plenty of sleep, do that for 8 weeks and chart performance, then do the exact same thing with diet and sleep but then add a supplement for 8 weeks and compare performances with the first 8 week period.