First post. I only joined bodybuilding.com because they were the only one who would be selling the new Muscle Pharm Assault and the GNC wouldn't have the new Assault available on Aug 1st. So I ordered the Pineapple Mango flavor, and had it shipped over night because I couldn't wait to try it out. I'm a boxer, and I am training for my first pro fight. In the past I used Craze (love it), SSinjuice, Super pump max, ACG3, and was a big fan of Bio Rhythm's Arnge Krush (was bummed when they discontinued it). I was a fan of the last Assault because for prof boxers we get drug tested, so one of my friends turned me onto Assault because it was banned substance free. I know GNC has the EPIQ line but I haven't tried it.
Now I'm not a body builder. I like a pre-workout that gives me the jolt, focus, and especially helps with the nitric oxide to help me power through my workouts (all my sets are high reps 20-100). I'm in better shape then most, and most of my workouts last close to or over three hrs. My supplementation is horrible lol I just take a multi-vitamin and that's it. I don't really believe in all that as long as you eat right and rest well.
Now onto my review. The problems I had with the last Assault was you really didn't get a jolt to jump start you, but you got a nice endurance push but it dehydrated you bad. Bad in the boxing gym, but great in the weight room lol also I got a little crash after I cooled down from my workouts, so I had to take a nap. Also had to take a dump during the workouts (I hear this was a complaint with most)
Now I was excited for the new Assault formula because the scoop serving size is smaller, and it hyped up some new energy formula that you have a longer energy push without a crash. I'm not sure of the difference between this formula and the last one (sorry). I think it increased the beta alanine because when I took it today (used 1 1/2 scoop) I was hit with that tingling sensation like never before (certainly didn't get it from the last Assault) and was ready to kill the workout.
Of course the thirst problem is still there, so keep a bottle of water or Gatorade by you lol but the endurance, focus & clarity is amazing. I killed my first workout on this (which was today) with a 3 hr strength workout and concluded with a 16 min 3 mile run, and I still had energy afterwards. After cooling off, taking a shower I was expecting a crash but it never came! I love what they did with this new formula, and bodybuilding.com has a GREAT sale going on right now. I definitely recommend it for athletes who do cross fit or any other sport.
This is my first review on this site, so my profile is blah lol because I never done reviews before but I always read the reviews on supplements before I buy them. So I was hoping this may be helpful for someone thinking about trying the new Assault.