AMP Amplified Mass XXX

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8.0/10
(Weighted average based on 74 Reviews)

Ranks #9 of 31 (better than 73%)
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As far as cost goes, it is pretty on-par with other products



Overall: 10 | Effectiveness: 10 | Value: 7


I'm a P90X fitness enthusiast who works out 6 out of 7 days a week, doing a variety of resistance weight training, cardio and yoga. I also am an avid kayaker, hiker, and golfer. I walk with my dogs for 30 minutes a day on top of that at a "NY" pace here in California. My goal for using this product...
I'm a P90X fitness enthusiast who works out 6 out of 7 days a week, doing a variety of resistance weight training, cardio and yoga. I also am an avid kayaker, hiker, and golfer. I walk with my dogs for 30 minutes a day on top of that at a "NY" pace here in California. My goal for using this product was to help me recover from intense activity and to build lean muscle while keeping fat off the body.

I've always had trouble gaining weight. I'm 34 years-old at 5'10 and was about 166 lbs (before Amp Mass XXX). I am about 169-170 lbs now after two tubs and the product is working as intended. My target weight is 170lbs so this is helping me build and maintain.

To truly gain mass, you have to "over" eat a lot. My target caloric intake is 2,600 a day with a typical workout built-in. So, to gain weight, I would have to eat probably 3,000 plus. I use the Amp Mass as a supplement to my food and I am happy with my results. If I can eat 2100-2600 cals of healthy vegetables, lean proteins, and good grains, and supplement with an Amp Mass Shake, I'm hitting my caloric goals.

I mix the chocolate flavor, using 2 scoops with 1 cup of Lactaid skim milk for a nice 500 calorie boost to my diet. You don't have to take a 4-scoop portion as recommended. I would, however, highly recommend using a blender to make the texture foamy and delicious. I am not sure how anyone can take 50g of protein in one shot since your body can't absorb it so I would vote to spread it out if you are taking 4 scoops a day.

I am lactose intolerant but the whey protein is posing no problems for me as long as I drop in two lactase enzyme pills. With a blender, it gets so evenly distributed it gives me no digestive trouble at all which is surprising. Seriously, toast and butter gets my stomach stirring normally.

If I had a particularly active day, I'll make two shakes-- one right after my workout and usually one 1.5 hours after dinner as my dessert. Yup, this stuff tastes like a wonderful chocolate milkshake so it's great for that dessert slot since I've severely limited sweets in my diet.

The creatine works well but you have to work hard too. I find that it does give me a modest energy boost while working out and does help me up my weight by a plate or a dumbbell increment. Still, you have to work hard to get the results you want.

A side effect of creatine for my body, is a significant increase in water needs. I find that creatine is almost like alcohol-style dehydrating to me (not that I drink regularly at all!). The 1.5-3g's of that built-in creatine mix a day is dehydrating and you must follow up with lots of water intake.

But hey, drinking lots of water is good for you anyway. I don't like how it causes me to always wake up with a full bladder and feeling thirsty in the morning though, but it's a trade-off I am consciously making. By not drinking more water right before bed, I avoid waking up for the bathroom in the middle of the night so I get better sleep quality.

As far as cost goes, it is pretty on-par with other products and about same per-glass as a pre-packaged Muscle Milk. So it's not cheap, basically. My advice is to get a gold card (you basically save than the cost of membership on the first tub anyway minus fifteen cents). Then, buy from GNC in the first week of the month during Gold Card week. Combine this with their buy one get a second item half off promo and it because very affordable.

Enjoy and work hard!

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  • Gain Mass
  • Gain Strength
  • Builds Muscle
  • Tastes Good!!
  • Increase Water Intake Needs

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Posted July 29, 2012
great 1st review

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I gave this product a 7 because it is way to expensive



Overall: 9 | Effectiveness: 10 | Value: 7


First ever review, so here it goes!

This product was recommended to me after I had a 3 week bout of pneumonia. I had lost 15 pounds in this time, and a large amount of stregnth.

Value: I gave this product a 7 because it is way to expensive if you are buying one at a time,...
First ever review, so here it goes!

This product was recommended to me after I had a 3 week bout of pneumonia. I had lost 15 pounds in this time, and a large amount of stregnth.

Value: I gave this product a 7 because it is way to expensive if you are buying one at a time, but the friend who turned me onto this product gave me his gold card to use, so whenever i bought this, i bought it in bulk.

Taste: I personally love how AMP MASS XXX tasted. When mixed in 16 oz. of milk its exactly like a milkshake. I only buy chocolate flavored proteins though (safety flavor).

Effectiveness: This is where the product really blew me away. I was down to 125 at the end of my illness, as well as dropping down to embaressing amounts of weight in all of my lifts. I took 1 and 1/2 servings of XXX per day, 3 scoops after a workout (3/4 serving), and then the same amount before bed. Along with that, I was doing a full body workout every other day in the gym, and then some tennis on the off days. After 2 months I was back up to 145 pounds and had surpassed all of my previous lifts. I know this sounds like a lot but keep in mind that I was a 16 year old teenager who ate like crazy and had lost a lot due to sickness. Now 2 years later, I am up to 165 and using 100% Gold Standard daily (review coming soon ;)).

Bottom line is that this product helped me to gain back everything I had lost and them some, as well as my confidence. This was my first real supplement, and I will always go back to it when I need to gain weight.

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  • Tastes Good!!
  • Builds Muscle
  • Gain Strength
  • Gain Mass
  • Too Expensive



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Posted May 4, 2012
Nice first review.

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Posted May 4, 2012
Thanks kris65! Nice to get some props from a vet like you. Finally decided I should give back to the site


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I was very pleased with this product and would definitely recommend



Overall: 9 | Effectiveness: 9 | Value: 7
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This was the first mass gainer that I had ever taken. I had good success with the AMP Wheybolic Extreme 60 from GNC, so I decided to give it a shot with the AMP Mass...
This was the first mass gainer that I had ever taken. I had good success with the AMP Wheybolic Extreme 60 from GNC, so I decided to give it a shot with the AMP Mass XXX. And just like with the AMP Wheybolic, I was not disappointed with this product. In the end, I ended up going through several tubs of this stuff and went from 175 lbs to 181 lbs in a little over 2 months. I saw my bench press go up a total of 25 lbs over that time, and squats about 30 lbs. This product made getting my daily calories total, which at the time was around 3400, a lot easier. It sucks to have to eat that much food throughout the day sometimes, so this was a welcomed addition to my arsenal.

I took a 3 scoop serving for breakfast, and a 3 scoop serving after my workout. I had the cookies and creme flavor, and it was addictively delicious to me. Easily the best tasting protein powder I have ever taken. I would fight the urge to mix up another batch just as a snack! It didn't mix up the best in a shaker cup, and often times just mixing it up was a workout in and of itself. I did not have access to a blender as I was deployed in Iraq, but I'm sure for future reference it would be the best route to go.

The nutritional profile on this was decent, I was kind of skeptical at first due to it's use of whey protein concentrate as the primary protein source, and soy protein isolate. But for me the results that I had were enough evidence to me that something in it was working. The only other supplements I was taking were a mutli and Fish Oil, Jack3d, and ON 100% Casein before bed. So I'm a believer that this product works.

I was very pleased with this product and would definitely recommend, cheers!

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  • Gain Mass
  • Gain Strength
  • Builds Muscle
  • Tastes Good!!
  • Great Amount Of Protein And Quality Carbs!
  • Hard To Mix Up


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By far my favorite protein out there



Overall: 8 | Effectiveness: 8 | Value: 6


By far my favorite protein out there! If i wasn't on a price budget I wouldn't be buying any other product besides this. Makes you never feel sore. I had huge strength increases from this product. I also built great amouts of MASS and muslce, which...
By far my favorite protein out there! If i wasn't on a price budget I wouldn't be buying any other product besides this. Makes you never feel sore. I had huge strength increases from this product. I also built great amouts of MASS and muslce, which the creatine helps you with. It tastes great! The only down fall is this is deffinately a weight gainer protein by far. I gained 15 lbs at the end of this tub. But if thats what youre looking for deffinately choose this one! You are going to loose muscle toneness fromt aking this but thats what happens when you start to gain MASS at first.

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    • Too Expensive
    • Loss Of Muscle Definition



    bosox516
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    Posted August 9, 2011
    You could probably find a better gainer out there. This one has a lot of sugar, fat, cholesterol, sodium, etc. and not the best protein sources (whey concentrate, soy). IMO, GNC charges too much for most of their products.

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    Overall i give this product an (8/10) because it worked great for me



    Overall: 8 | Effectiveness: 9 | Value: 7
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    I went through 3 tubs of this during the spring/summer leading up too my junior year in high school. There were parts of this product that i though were very good and others that seemed to lack in comparison.

    Taste(9/10)-I took two tubs of the chocolate and finished off with one of the...
    I went through 3 tubs of this during the spring/summer leading up too my junior year in high school. There were parts of this product that i though were very good and others that seemed to lack in comparison.

    Taste(9/10)-I took two tubs of the chocolate and finished off with one of the cookies and cream. the first tub of chocolate was fantastic, but towards the end of the second one i began to get tired of the taste so i switched to cookies and cream which IMO was better than chocolate to begin with.

    Mix-ability(8/10)-The powder mixes fine, the solution is just extremely thick with 4 scoops and the recommended amount of milk.

    Effectiveness(9/10)-When i began taking this product i weighed about 160 and by the time i had finished 3 tubs i was 180. During this time i also increased my caloric intake just as anyone on a bulk would do. A full serving of this has 1000 calories if you mix it with milk like i did. i found it hard to handle the full 4 scoop serving size, so i took 2 scoops immediately following workout, and 2 scoops right before bed. over this time i noticed sufficient gains in strength as well as size. I was lifting 4x a week on a strength and speed building program for football. I believe the way i was able to keep my bulk lean was the amount of cardio i did while on this product, i would do my weight training/football cardio in the early morning and more cardio in the afternoon heat. as far as the creatine goes for this product, i didn't feel much of anything. I'm not sure of the quality of this creatine but the standard MASS XXX is exactly the same as this product minus the creatine and that you can almost always get the standard version on sale or buy one get one half off since this product came out. if i had to do it over again, i would purchase the standard MASS xxx and buy some Kre-Alkalyn to stack. There is also some odd claim on the packaging that taking this "amplifies" your sets so that you'll get the benefits of doing 5 sets when only completing 3. I think ill call BS on that one, just another promotional gimmick IMO.

    Value(7/10)-looking back it seems silly to pay extra for the 3 mysterious grams of creatine per serving in the amplified product. However, this product will help you gain size and strength so its value is still pretty good.

    Overall i give this product an (8/10) because it worked great for me in gaining size and strength, had zero side effects, and tasted fantastic. I just feel like if i were to do it again, there are more cost efficient ways to get the same results.

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    • Gain Strength
    • Gain Mass
    • Builds Muscle
    • Tastes Good!!
    • Too Expensive

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    I've been taking this for about 2 years now and it has done an alright job



    Overall: 7 | Effectiveness: 8 | Value: 5
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    I've been taking this for about 2 years now and it has done an alright job. I only gained about 15 lbs but its because i didn't take it exactly everyday because i couldn't afford to buy another bottle. If money isn't a problem and you take it everyday like your suppose to you'll be satisfied with this product.
    I've been taking this for about 2 years now and it has done an alright job. I only gained about 15 lbs but its because i didn't take it exactly everyday because i couldn't afford to buy another bottle. If money isn't a problem and you take it everyday like your suppose to you'll be satisfied with this product.

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    • Gain Mass
    • Gain Strength
    • Too Expensive

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    It has worked significantly well



    Overall: 8 | Effectiveness: 9 | Value: 6
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    Hey guys. I decided i wanted to gain some muscle and add some pounds for the ladies. Going into college as a freshman i bought a tub of this and went to work. I usually work out mon-fri and take 3 scoops with whole milk in the mix bottle from GNC....
    Hey guys. I decided i wanted to gain some muscle and add some pounds for the ladies. Going into college as a freshman i bought a tub of this and went to work. I usually work out mon-fri and take 3 scoops with whole milk in the mix bottle from GNC. It has worked significantly well as i went from 143 to 152 pounds with the first tub. when i went back to my hometown my friends were all saying i looked bigger! Make sure u hit the weights hard and dnt give up on this product.

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    • Gain Mass
    • Gain Strength
    • Builds Muscle
    • Too Expensive

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    It did manage to give me about 3 pounds of MASS



    Overall: 6 | Effectiveness: 7 | Value: 5
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    Let me start by saying that this is the one product that no matter how well it works it is not worth buying again. It is so expensive for not enough servings and only decent results.

    Taste(6/10)- Its not the worst protein i have ever tasted but it definately isnt something that you would...
    Let me start by saying that this is the one product that no matter how well it works it is not worth buying again. It is so expensive for not enough servings and only decent results.

    Taste(6/10)- Its not the worst protein i have ever tasted but it definately isnt something that you would sip to keep the taste in your mouth.

    Mixability(4/10)- It dosnt mix well at all. I would blend it with a couple ice cubs and water and after about a solid minute of blending i could still feel huge chunks of powder in my mouth when i drank it.

    Effectiveness(7/10)- It did manage to give me about 3 pounds of MASS and did make me feel a little bit stronger and not as sore the next day.

    Value(5/10)- For a protein with as many cons as this one has the value was never going to be good. When you factor the huge price tag on top of the slightly above average effectivness and the poor taste and mixability it makes this a protein i will never buy again.

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    • Small Strength Gain
    • Minor Size Increase
    • Too Expensive
    • Taste Horrible!
    • Bloating
    • Small Quantity
    • Too Thick

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    I did feel the creatine in this nothing amazing but the strength was there



    Overall: 6 | Effectiveness: 8 | Value: 6
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    I took 2 tubs of this last semester of school, I did feel the creatine in this noting amazing but the strength was there. To be quite honest I don't think I was doing enough cardio while on this I did gain weight but I felt as though it was mostly fat , considering my diet was on bulk mode at the time....
    I took 2 tubs of this last semester of school, I did feel the creatine in this noting amazing but the strength was there. To be quite honest I don't think I was doing enough cardio while on this I did gain weight but I felt as though it was mostly fat , considering my diet was on bulk mode at the time. I like GNC, but this product is expensive and in the end that stops a lot of people from buying it. I would only recomend this to a hard gainer. I am lean but not to the point that I need something like this.
    Taste: cookies n cream is sweet. Was over it second tub 6/10
    Side effects: got kinda chubby
    Diet: 3000+ calories ( not including this) lot of chicken and pasta , rice and yams , carne asada occationally
    Overall: decent strength increase 6/10

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    • Gain Mass
    • Gain Strength
    • Builds Muscle
    • Stamina Boost
    • Gained More Fat Than Muscle
    • Too Expensive
    • Loss Of Muscle Definition
    • Too Thick

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    i just got done using amplified MASS xxx and i loved it



    Overall: 7 | Effectiveness: 7 | Value: 6


    im 14 and i just got done using amplified MASS xxx and i loved it but it wasnt really worth the price. i mean for 70 i think i c ould find something a little more worth the money. on the other hand, i have gained 15 lbs off of this and my muscles are...
    im 14 and i just got done using amplified MASS xxx and i loved it but it wasnt really worth the price. i mean for 70 i think i c ould find something a little more worth the money. on the other hand, i have gained 15 lbs off of this and my muscles are bigger and more cut. i stacked this with jack3d and took 1 scoop in the morning 1 b4 and 1 after i worked out. it tasted great in my opinion as far as protein goes. lets face it theres alot of things that taste worse. i didnt notice any side effects from it. i exercised 5 days a week while i was taking this and i noticed i wasnt as sore as i normally was after i worked out.

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    • Gain Mass
    • Gain Strength
    • Builds Muscle
    • Tastes Good!!
    • Too Expensive

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    Posted May 24, 2011
    well if you buy this from GNC on gold card week you can get it for a better deal, 42.99 or something like that, but don't take it in a bad way, you're only 14, you shouldn't really use supplements, just EAT! other than that, good review!