Ok, guys I thought I’d give my impressions of the new formulas.
First, I have to say that I was initially VERY skeptical about another formula change. I had just gotten used to the original formula–really dialed it in–and considered this reformulation to be both a pain in the ass and unnecessary. I was convinced by Mod J-Rod to give them a try; and a big “thank you” is due J-Rod!
Although the first batch I got was unflavored and required the use of the liquid flavoring system, I’m ecstatic to see that the new order I just placed will be flavored for me and no longer requires the use of that shitty liquid flavoring crap!
I LOVE the fact that there is no multiple parts to mix. The previous formula never really completely dissolved before the initial pre-workout dose–it usually took about half way through my workout before it would be completely dissolved. Thus, I never felt like I really got an even distribution of the actives in the formula. With the new formula there is no mixing multiple parts, and everything dissolves instantly and completely.
Being able to mix up the drink ahead of time (instead of being limited to shortly before you’re going to use it) is also nice!
- Digestibility: MUCH improved. Let’s just say the original formula produced in most people varying degrees of toilet “issues”. I just put up with it because, well, I’ve been training for over 25 years and I remember when protein powder (or, liquid) really did taste like shit!!!
Some of you younger guys don’t realize just how good you have it. I’d love to be 15 or 20 years old and have this kind of information, coaching, and truly effective supplements available!
- RESULTS: What we all really care about. I can tell you as a hard training 50 yo, after doing a workout that included deadlifts at 6 sets X 3 @ 405, I would normally be very sore the next day–even with the original formula. With the new formulas I feel MUCH less soreness. I seem to recover better/faster. My energy and strength during workouts also seems improved over the original formulas. I can’t really explain this, as the new formula doesn’t appear to be that different from the original; but it DOES work better. Perhaps because the omission of the creatine somehow affects absorption? At the very least, not having ingredients that do not dissolve completely has to increase the effectiveness.
For those of you still fence sitting: if you LOVE to train you owe it to yourself to try the new formulas, you won’t be disappointed!
Thanks again, J-Rod!