GIANT SPORTS – GIANT RUSH
Giant Rush…well I’m not going to lie, the name says it all. This power packed pre workout, with only 3 main active ingredients mind you, will take your training session on one wild ride!
Taste and Solubility –
So for the test drive, I went with the ‘Raspberry Rush’ flavour and I was very surprised with the taste, it almost reminded me of a non-fizzy creaming soda, so a big bonus there!
I was pleased to not have any grainy bits, it mixed extremely well and went down a treat!
As I said above, Giant Rush only has 3 active ingredients which are: Anhydrous Caffeine (200 mg), Kigelia Africana Extract (125mg) & Dried White Tea Leaf extract (Bai Mudan) (25mg).
Now the big star is the Kigelia extract which gives us DMHA, which is the new substitute for DMAA, which many of you will remember was banned from many pre workouts.
DMHA is similar in many ways, and in some aspects more beneficial. Couple the intense focus, increased strength, elevated mood from DMHA with the 200mg of caffeine per serve and you have yourself a very potent pre workout.
At first glance, seeing 3 ingredients on the list I was a little worried whether or not It would be enough to fuel my workout, but Giant Rush has proved “Less is More”.
*Note, while testing this I accidentally used x2 servings because I didn’t read the fine print on the sample packet which read “x2 servings per packet”. Read the label kids.
Anhydrous Caffeine – 200mg p/serve
Caffeine is a staple in any pre workout and 200mg is enough to give you the up and go to have an amazing gym session, but also not too much that it will keep you up at night. As always, know your limits if you’re sensitive to caffeine.
Kigelia Africana Extract (DMHA) – 125mg p/serve
DMHA is definitely the star of this pre-workout as we now, after 4 long years have something that can replace DMAA, which was banned from pre-workout products around 4 years ago.
Apart from giving amazing focus, drive, determination and overall making your feel somewhat ‘invincible’, DMHA may also help with increasing ‘Episodic Memory’, which basically means it may help you remember how you solved previous problems, increasing your productivity. This, along with anti-fungal properties & potentially treating Urinary Tract Infections shows that DMHA is more than a one-trick pony stimulant.
I think it’s safe to say the 125mg dosing is more than enough along with the 200mg of caffeine, these two alone create the powerful pre-workout!
Bai Mudan White Tea - 25mg p/serve
Bai Mudan is a variety of white tea made from the younger leaves of the Camellia Sinensis plant that gives a fuller, more rounded flavour than the other well-known form of white tea Bai Ho Yinzhen.
White tea leaves contain caffeine, although much less compared to coffee beans. Benefits of regular tea consumption are pretty straight forward in regards to fat burning and overall health. The Bai Mudan in Giant Rush may assist with fat burning.
Having 3 active ingredients, which are predominantly, derived from plant extracts, with such a big impact…just wow. It’s nice to have a supplement that has NOT gone over the top with ingredients.
Although packing a punch, this is a high stim pre-workout, so for those who are sensitive, this may be a little bit too much to handle.
Also, going back to me mistakenly taking x2 scoops, I’m still wide awake at midnight writing this review when having taken it at about 5pm. This is almost a pro and con, at least I’m getting stuff done right?
Lastly, the lack of vasodilators doesn’t exactly deliver a skin ripping pump like some other pre-workouts. Giant Rush will actually make you work for the pump!
Value For Money –
Sitting roughly above $1 p/serve, value for money is actually quite reasonable for a high stim PWO. However if this was my main pre-trainer, I would see myself stacking this with a non-stim vasodilator. In my opinion, this is what you need to really create the “full package” of skin splitting pump and an intensity of the gods type of workout.
Well, to say the least, Giant Sports has given us DMHA for all of those still reliving the glory days of DMAA and still chasing the feeling of it. For this we thank Bruce Kneller for giving this gift back to the fitness industry!
Giant Rush will give you just that, especially after 2 scoops! This is a no-bull PWO and will give you a kick up the a** to get sh*t done, to put it bluntly.
Focus, intensity, power, drive, motivation, sweat and hard work is what it will empower you to do, at what I believe to be a fair price for something that tastes quite nice!
Make sure you come in and try it out and let us know what you think.
Now, I’m off to go deep clean my house and run around the block a few times until this wears off.
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