This review is for Hemavol by I Force. I picked this up because someone thew out my Muscle Pharm Assault while I rested a back problem thus skipping the gym for almost 2 months. I was excited to get back in the gym and take a new pre-workout since I hadn't taken anything in so long.
I picked this up from GNC when the owner talked me into it, saying that it was getting great reviews from some body builders at the local gym. I was reluctant to buy it, especially after seeing a $64.99 price tag on it, but the owner said he'd give me 20% off, and I could bring it back if I didn't like it. I didn't have time to order anything online, so I bought it.
The label says 1 scoop, so did 1 scoop of watermelon flavored Hemavol in a small glass of water (maybe 6 ounces). I don't care what my pre-workout tastes like so I use very little water and chug it down. It actually tasted good though.
So 30 mins later, I'm in the gym doing chest workout's and was really just going through the motions. The excitement of being back in the gym was stimulating, but I didn't feel anything from the Hemavol. Maybe it just need some more time to kick in. After chest, I went on to triceps and still was amped that my back felt good and that I'd be living in the gym again, but...no huge pumps, energy, or focus.
Overall, good day back in the gym, but I didn't feel like an animal like I had been missing for almost 2 months.
I decided I would do my routine, make my Preworkout and start playing Call of Duty until my body got restless and made me go to the gym. I took just under 2 scoops this time, in hopes of getting some better results. A half hour goes by, and my body warmed up a bit, so I decided I might as well go to the gym. If I had taken Assault as my preworkout I would be sweating and yelling at my TV while playing Call of Duty, pretty much forcing me to go to the gym, but not so much with Hemavol.
I get to the gym and start working legs, and the excitement is there, and I'm getting back in the zone like I used to. I kept waiting to feel like a coked up beast, or to feel the urge to check my swell in the mirror, but it wasn't there. Yea, I felt differently then I probably would have if I took nothing, but nothing like I was hoping for.
Overall, another good day at the gym, but starting to get impatient with this product, and wondering what the hype was about, or if the GNC owner just lied to me (that's a whole other topic).
My buddy wanted to go to the gym with me so I did 2 full scoops and drove over to grab him from his house 30 mins away. When I got there, I was, again, excited to get in the gym, but did NOT feel like I wanted to tear someones face off like I used to with Muscle Pharm Assault. I'm usually pretty responsible with supplements but because I felt almost nothing after these 2 scoops, I had a seriving of BADASS preworkout to get me going a little bit. We went to the gym and worked our asses off, motivating each other to give that extra couple reps on each set. We worked hard a good 1 hour, and then went to the elliptical to get some cardio in. The whole time I felt focused, very energized, and felt a nice pump.
I get home and research this Hemavol a little more and find that a lot of people are stacking it with other PW with stims. I realize that Hemavol is stim free and then understand why I really didn't feel much, even with those 2 scoops. I'm also more at ease that I took 2 scoops, plus another of BADASS at the same time for one gym session.
I am returning this Hemoval for Muscle Pharm Assualt, or Cellucor C4. Yea, I felt ok with 2 scoops and an extra scoop of a stim PW, but I can't justify spending $40 bucks on Hemoval only to have to spend another $30 on another PW to stack it with just to get a good energy boost. I also wonder how much of the Hemoval was really doing anything, and if BADASS was really the only thing effecting my buddy.
This product did get some good reviews, but A LOT of them seemed over the top, and I would even say fake. I will never take this product again unless it was free, and I had another PW to take with it.
Hemavol gets a 1/10 for me.
Oh, I have taken a ton of different PW's to this day, including Jack3d old, Jack3d new, Jack3d micro (sucked as well), Cellucor C4, GAT perworkout/test booster (very good), No Xplod, HyperFX, even GNC brand pre-workout, etc. I'm sure atleast 3-5 more. Hemoval was probably the least effective out of all of these, worse than Jack3d Micro, and the GNC brand $10 clearance tub I had. Sorry guys, but this was a huge disappointment, and if I couldn't return it, and even bigger waste of money.
Thread: Hemavol Pre-Workout Review