I would first like to thank drooks10 and the APPNUT gang for providing me with the sample stack that I won from their Applied Nutriceuticals' quick-n-easy super bowl promo. I have run through 6 workouts using their products so I have a decent spectrum of the effects.
A little bit about myself: I have workouted out on and off for the last 8 years and have gotten more serious then ever within the last year. I have always used a protein mix after my workout but about 8 months ago started to use other supplements and this has taken my workouts to a whole new level.
On recommendation from Drooks10 I used the following dosing 30 minutes prior to my work out on an empty stomach.
1 Black Cat
Taste & Mixability: N/A
Well, there's no taste or mixability issues because they're pills. This is the first pre work out supplement that I have taken that was not a powder and I did not mind it. Negates the whole discussion on taste, not that taste ever really mattered to me!
Overall I found this stack to be very effective. I thought that the focus, endurance, and energy were great and I expand on this below. I did not experience a crash afterwards and had more than enough juice in the tank to get through my 1.5 hour workout every time.
Had great energy throughout my workout. About 45 minutes after taking I noticed that the energy would really peak for about 30 minutes. Then would settle down just a bit after that and remain smooth throughout the rest of my workout. This is the first time I have experienced anything like that, and was a little thrown off the first time it happened. Kind of had the jittery feeling for the first half of my workout, then smooth energy the second half.
The focus that I got from this was amazing, best that I have experienced yet on a PWO. I actually got tunnel vision a few times and I loved every second of it! Zoned everything else out and just focused on my sets.
Endurance was good, able to push out all reps and dig deep and add a rep or 2 to some of my last sets. Also set a few PRs with this stuff!
Side Effects 3/10:
The only side effects that I noticed was a slight loss in appetite. This would go away after an hour or 2 post workout. Also since I work out later in the day it took me a few extra minutes to fall asleep at night, not a huge deal and not at all as bad as with some other supps I have taken in the past.
Overall, I enjoyed this stack and would recommend anyone to give it shot. I know everyone responds to supplements differently so my results may differ from others.