I just ordered a box and tried them for the first time today before my leg workout. I ate 2 and a half about a half hour prior to the workout. Two things surprised me. First was the feeling I had throughout the workout and even a couple hours after. I expected to have plenty of energy, but I had almost a stimulant type of buzz and tingly feeling. I would say it lasted a good 3 hours or more. The second thing that surprised me was the pump. After two warmup sets on the leg press, I had a crazy pump in my quads. After 5 sets, it was almost uncomfortable. After some walking lunges, my legs were so pumped, I could barely walk. Then after the workout, I looked in the mirror and I had visible veins in my quads and even in my abs and shoulders, which has never happened before. I did a few sets of band pull aparts for my rear delts and my shoulders were more pumped than they usually are on shoulder day.
For those of you who have used FINiBARs before, have you noticed similar results? I was expecting a lot of energy, but the pumps were crazy and completely unexpected. I'm also curious about the stimulant buzz. Do you adapt to it with continued use?