I hope that you are eager to absorb some new information because in this article I will review the very first pre-workout supplement I ever tried. Such supplements have only become popular in recent years but even then competition is very high. Because of this, it may be hard for an individual (especially someone that is just starting out or is uninformed) to pick a quality product. One of the best ways one can filter the good from the bad is by reading articles such as this BSN N.O.-Xplode review, so let’s get started shall we?
I have been training for close to 7 years now and, like I mentioned in the introduction, this supplement was one of the very first which I tried. BSN was and still is one of the biggest supplement companies around (with names such as Ronnie Coleman associated with it) and is probably the reason why I chose Xplode back then. Granted my methodology was not very correct as no research was actually done on the product from my side, but fortune was on my side as I picked one of the best pre-workouts out there which I still use to this day, 7 years later!
BSN N.O.-Xplode Benefits
This product was originally introduced back in 2004 but has recently been re-engineered to come with a more concentrated formula. Now this product was already good, but needless to say these changes made it a lot better especially considering most of the alterations were based on user’s feedback. I love this product because it covers all of the areas a pre-workout supplement should cover which are strength, energy, focus, and endurance. It does this by incorporating several ingredients that have been proven to be effective time and time again such as creatine monohydrate, caffeine, vitamins, and amino acids.
This new and improved version also comes with enhanced mixability and a new set of flavors. I can vouch for both of these things as not only does the powder dissolve almost instantly, but the flavors are just magical. If you tried the old flavors, which were also good, wait until you try the new ones which include:
- Blue Raspberry
- Fruit Punch (my favorite)
- Green Apple
Now this product is not cheap but you surely get your money’s worth. As far as I know it comes in 3 sizes with the biggest one offering the best value. These sizes are 12 servings, 30 servings, and finally 50 servings. There is a reason why this pre-workout received an overall score of 8.7 on Bodybuilding.com based off of 4,270 user-posted reviews, and that reason is that it’s great!
Using BSN N.O.-Xplode
The first time I ever used BSN N.O. Xplode it was amazing; the first thing you feel as soon as it starts to hit you is a tingling sensation all along your body, followed by a massive burst of energy. It is best that you take this product 20 to 30 minutes prior to your actual workout as this seems to be the time it takes to digest. I highly recommend you start one with 1 or even half a scoop (to test your sensitivity) then slowly increase it as time goes by but never go over 2 scoops per day. Also, because this product is high in caffeine do not take it at nighttime or you can forget about actually getting any sleep.
The results from this product were definitely there. My workouts started improving day after day and it seems the effects gained from BSN Xplode only got better as time went by. I saw noticeable differences in strength, between-set recovery, endurance, and pumps, but after a prolonged period of time, I started to get diminishing returns. Because of this, I suggest you cycle this product and take some time off every once in a while. Also, if you are a competitive athlete check with your federation as some of the substances found in this product may be banned. Don’t worry, it’s not dangerous, but I thought this was worth mentioning.
One last thing I want to warn you about is to not actually shake the mixture in a shaker or blender, but instead stir with a spoon. Shaking it will not cause the product to explode but will cause it to expand at a very fast rate, often resulting in it spilling all over your floor.
This marks the end of this BSN N.O.-Xplode review. I hope you liked it and found it helpful.
Last update April 17th, 2016
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