Sunday, April 18, 2010


Courtesy of American Body Building

RATING: 8.3 OUT OF 10.

A few days ago I reviewed the fruit punch flavor of this drink so I thought it would be a good time to review the grape flavor. I thought the fruit punch flavor was pretty good so will the grape be just as good? Well, I screwed off the top and took a sniff. It smelled almost exactly like grape flavored cough syrup. The drink even had a medicinal flavor when I took a sip. The flavor is best described as a sweet, syrupy, and medicinal grape flavor. It wasn't bad but it certainly wasn't the greatest tasting energy drink. So, since this is a hardcore energy drink it should have a lot of caffeine and other energy enhancing ingredients. You would be right about that one. It has 5,000 milligrams of glycerol, 3,000 milligrams of l-arginine, 1,000 milligrams of taurine, 290 milligrams of anhydrous caffeine, and 50 milligrams of guarana extract. The total amount of caffeine from all sources is an intense 300 milligrams. I would say this drink has a very nice energy blend. It doesn't have a lot of ingredients, but it does have a ton of the ones it does have. Ok, now we can move on to the best part of this drink: The kick. Since this is supposed to be used in the gym, I thought I would do just that. I drank around half of this while on my 1 mile warm-up jog. I chugged a little bit more and started pounding out some grueling weights. My workout lasted much longer than I expected and I was doing extra reps for each set (15 reps for 3 sets instead of 10 reps for 3 sets). On top of that I finished with some free weights, push-ups, and crunches. Needless to say, I was exhausted after my workout. I finished off the rest of the bottle and went home. This drink did help me get through a tough workout and I give it credit for that. I also give it props for the nice energy blend. The only thing I would change would be the medicinal grape flavor. 8.3 out of 10.

Monday, April 12, 2010



RATING: 8.3 OUT OF 10.

When I was trying to endure a 22 hour car ride from Florida to my Hometown, I stopped at a gas station to use the restroom. I also decided to pick up an energy drink and when I looked in the cooler, I saw two drinks I have never even heard of: Throwdown and Max Rush. I decided to go with Throwdown although I should have picked up Max Rush because that seems to be a very rare drink. Anyways, I cracked open the black 16 ounce can and took a sip. It is a sweet, syrupy, and gummy Red Bull Clone. It is nothing special and nothing to brag about but it is alright. I have certainly had better drinks in the past but this was decent. Ok, time for the energy enhancing ingredients list. It has 90 percent daily value of vitamin b3, 240 percent daily value of vitamin b6, 80 percent daily value of vitamin b12, and 45 percent daily value of vitamin b5. The other energy enhancing ingredients are taurine, d-glucuronolactone, caffeine, and inositol. The caffeine content is a hefty 240 milligrams per 16 ounce can. I am not quite sure about the amount of taurine but I am guessing 2,000 milligrams. Overall, this drink has a pretty decent energy blend. Now we can move on to the best part of energy drinks: The kick! The 240 milligrams of caffeine is 50 percent more caffeine than you get from a Monster. So yea, the kick was definitely well received by me. It wasn't exactly jitter free but it was still somewhat smooth. It can actually still feel the effects even after 9 hours. But that is probably all in my head. I don't think it would last that long. I will conclude by giving Throwdown a rating of 8.3 out of 10.

Sunday, April 11, 2010



RATING: 9.4 OUT OF 10!

When I got back from Holmes Beach I wasn't surprised to see the new line of Speed Stack Pumped N.O. drinks from American Body Building. The N.O. in the name stands for Nitric Oxide. Since this is a pre-workout drink, I did not expect it to taste to pleasing. My concerns were relieved when I took my first sip. The fruit punch flavor is great and it has no carbonation to boot. The taste of this drink really surprised me and the only letdown is that it is not very refreshing since it is a bit sweet. Moving on now, to the energy enhancing ingredients list. This 22 ounce beast has 5 grams of glycerol, 3 grams of l-arginine, 1 gram of l-taurine, 290 milligrams of anhydrous caffeine and 50 milligrams of guarana extract. The total caffeine content from all sources is a whopping 300 milligrams. So this is a massive 9,340 milligrams of energy and 5 great energy enhancing ingredients. Now to the most important factor in drinks like this: the kick! Unfortunately I could not go to the gym today so I settled for some ball-busting yard work. I sipped on this drink during my yard work and this stuff really works. I was moving at an amazing pace and was carrying large buckets of wet leaves without ever getting exhausted. I just love drinks like this. The combination of glycerol, arginine, taurine, caffeine, and guarana did quite a nice job. And all of this intense energy comes with only 30 calories, 8 grams of carbohydrates and no sugar. ABB Speed Stack Pumped N.O. Fruit Punch gets a whopping 9.4 out of 10!


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