SSB vs. MUSCLEPHARM:ASSAULT?

As some of you already know, I’m in the middle of getting back into Muay Thai/MMA.  Since I’ve been out for about a year, I needed a little help getting back into the swing of things.  When I first rejoined, I decided to take a Muay Thai ALL LEVELS class at my gym…and I got my butt handed to me.  HARD.  Not only was I rusty, my body just couldn’t move as fast as it once did.  That and I had weighed in at 195 lbs.

Since then, I’ve made adjustments to my diet.  Not only am I trying to eat smaller meals more frequently, I’m also trying to adjust my protein intake. I’m also trying to get the proper amount of sleep. I’ve got some isolated whey protein mixes which I’ve been drinking.  I also decided to give something different a try, for once.

It tastes like really clean gatorade!

It tastes like really clean gatorade!

Yep.  I’ve started taking MusclePharm’s “Assault” pre-performance amplifier.  It’s got a mix of vitamins, creatine, and a bunch of proteins in a proprietary blend that’s supposed to act as an energy booster/fat burner/muscle builder.  The directions are simple.  1/2 scoop of this stuff in cold water 20-30 minutes before a workout.  Like my caption says, it tastes like really clean gatorade.

I managed to find the nutritional information for this powder as well:

I love how they put their proprietary blend in its own section.

I love how they put their proprietary blend in its own section.

So the million dollar question on everybody’s mind is, “does it work”?  That’s exactly what I’m going to find out.  I’ve started taking this stuff before my workouts, so we’ll see how my body turns out at the end of this “experiment”.  Right now, I can say that it does help during my workouts, which are pretty damn intense already.

And I weighed in at 191.5 lbs. this morning.  Yay me.

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