ThermoLife Pump-Bol - Citrus Rush
ThermoLife Pump-Bol - Citrus Rush Smell –
When I first opened the tub and peeled back the protective white sheet, the smell hit me quite hard. I’m not going to lie, it is not a pleasant smell, not massively potent, but you certainly wouldn’t want to smell it by choice. Mixability –
I placed the powder in my shaker cup first and then added the water afterwards, shook a few times and all the powder was mixed in with no problems, really mixes very easily. The powder must be quite strong as it leaves a yellow/green stain on the inside of the shaker cup once mixed and consumed, nothing major as it can be wiped off very easily with a piece of tissue/cloth, etc.
I will say that, as you can see form the picture, the colour of this powder once mixed with water left a lot to be desired. With a combination between the initial smell and then the sight once mixed, I have to admit I was quite apprehensive on how this product was going to taste…………. Taste –
I used one scoop (around 11grams) for my first experience with this product and I added around 350-400ml of water. I wasn’t really sure what I was expecting from the taste, but I was very impressed with the taste of this product, it was more of a tangy orangey taste with the added hints of both lemon and lime. The best thing about this drink in regards to taste was that it didn’t carry a bitter or unpleasant aftertaste which can be found with a lot of ‘citrus’ flavours. As somebody mentioned previously, it does have a taste of the ‘Tangfastic haribo’ sweets about it which is nice (well if you like those sweets). Focus/Energy –
I found that with one scoop, I did feel a little bit more focused on what I was doing, however, I didn’t really feel any added ‘energy’ for the workout, I feel this may be do to the absence of caffeine from this product. So on the energy front with one scoop, I would say nothing much to report, but I definitely felt more focus, which was good and aided me to complete my workout 5 minutes or so quicker than I normally would. Pump –
Now this is where the name really stands up, as I definitely felt an increase in ‘pump’ whilst I was working out, I was training Biceps & Triceps this time around and I could feel the blood pumping through my veins and I definitely looked more vascular than normal. Another tell tale sign of this pump was that my iPod strap that I wear around my arm felt tighter. Overall –
Now, given that this was the first time using this product and I used the smallest dose recommended, I would say as an overall product, this has been a very good experience. Nice taste, simple to mix, good focus and great pump (although nothing like the ‘8 hours’ claimed on the tub, lol). I would say the only thing missing is the energy kick which is found from most Pre-Workout supplement, but again this could be rectified with some caffeine tablets if that is what you want. If your looking for a ‘caffeine-free’ Pre-WO then I would definitely recommend this product.
I will continue to give my feedback through the entirety of this product and I will play around and try different things, like increased dosage, length of time before my workout that I take it, routine, taken on an empty stomach or after a meal, etc.
I hope this may be helpful to some of you and if you have any specific questions or requests to be tried with this product then please feel free to ask/request away.
post edited by crafty100 - 2011/03/13 14:36:28