Yesterday, I stopped off at a GNC on the way to my apartment to try one of those liquid gel energy squeeze packs that you always see in running stores. Well, they didn't have what I was looking for, but I ended up getting a bottle of "Spike" from Biotest and the developers of T-Nation.com. I love their web site and their products so I figured I give this a try. Here is the hook they use on their product site:
How would you like to have the best workout of your life - every time you train?
How would like to have the energy of ephedrine, without the jitters?
How would you like the mental clarity and mood elevation of amphetamine, without using a controlled substance?
How would you like all of this, without negative side effects: no addiction and no down-regulation of receptors requiring ever-increasing doses?
Well, bubba, you can have it all with one bad-boy . . .
His name is Spike! . . . and he'll blow your freakin' head off - with ammo to spare!
My work out was pretty good. I was stronger on all my exercises. This is no feat in and of itself as this is my second week back from a time off and I should be getting stronger easily in the beginning. But, I did feel good. My one problem - I could NOT fall asleep. I think I tossed and turned until about 2:45am or at least that's the last time I looked at the clock. Apparently, one of the active ingredients in Spike is caffeine. I have very little caffeine in my diet (no coffee) and I think this shock to the system basically wired me. I will see how I react over the next few workouts. I see now, on the site, they have a non-caffeinated version. Maybe I will give that a go sometime.