An Old School PWO
Hey guys, under Petey's orders I have been ordered to review this. This is a fairly popular pwo, under the brand EXT. One thing to remember is that EXT is a company owned by BPI, the same people who make 1MR and also own another branch called Image Sports.
I used a full tub of GO a while back, about a half of a tub 2 months after that(gave that away), and I also used one serving of another tub before I gave that away. These were all given to me by BPI when I worked at GNC, one was a launch gift, one was given to me by Jay Cutler himself at one of their conventions, and the other by a co-worker who didn't want it.
I don't really rate profiles anymore, I just go over what I like/dislike about them. Just looking at the amount of ingredients in here, you can't help at think that GO is just another underdosed BPI product. In a 5 gram scoop, you get 3.6 grams of actual ingredient(reminds me of Speed x3, just not as good). The first ingredient on the list is creatine. Even if the the whole scoop was creatine, it would be underdosed. Anyways here are some other underdosed ingredients.
Caffeine-doesn't specify how much, but I'm guessing 300 mg because it does say on the label that it contains as much caffeine as 3 cups of coffee.
Beta-Alanine- has to be underdosed.
Glycine and Taurine- underdosed
Ceylon leadwort- all I could find on this was that it is supposed to be good about stomach issues.
Psoralea- nothing worth mentioning.
Orris- All I could find is that this is used in perfumes.
Honestly, this is just 1MR or Alarm in a different tub. A few different ingredients, but at the dosages, there is no real difference between them.
This mixes very well, and the taste is fine. It has a "deep" flavor, the only way I can describe it, sounds weird I know. The watermelon is enjoyable, and the fruit punch is one of the more enjoyable fruit punch flavors I have tried. Goes down easily and is quite enjoyable.
Back in the day where the big 5 pre-workouts were 1MR, NO Xplode, Superpump Max, C4, and Jack3d, all we really cared about was getting energy. Since this is a copy of 1MR, you can expect the same thing.
This will give you as much energy as 300mg of caffeine should(depends on you tolerance). Every time I took it I got a a nice jump in energy that would last throughout my workout. Nothing that would crack me out, and it's def. not a "clean" energy, but more of a quick high end buzz of energy.
Nothing in the profile would make me expect a pump, must be why there is nothing on the label hyping it up. Still, I enjoy have a pump based ingredient along with my pwo so I don't have to add anything. would 500mg to 1 gram of Agmatine really hurt BPI.... sorry, EXT?
You can get this for under $30 on bb.com. For 30 servings, that would be a great value if this were to provide more than JUST energy. I personally would buy it if it were on sale and I'll tell you why.
Suggested Use from Me:
I would personally use EXT GO if I wanted to test out a non-stim pump product, while not giving up the extra energy. Since GO only provides energy, you wouldn't have to worry about not being sure which pre-workout(think of stacking Condense with Yok3d, both have Nitrates in them) is giving you the deep pumps.
GO could also be good for leg days where I'm not looking for a deep pump and rather just energy to squat heavy.
EXT gets 7's across the board. I know I reviewed both 1MR and Alarm, but I was a big noob to pwos back then and only wanted the energy as opposed to performance.
GO is a nice to have when you just want straight energy. The taste is enjoyable yet the profile is lacking. If a pwo like EXT GO is what you are looking for, look at the prices of BPI-1MR or Image Sports- Alarm, they are all the same in terms of effectiveness. There are still much better options out there.