I bought both the Performix Heat pre workout and the BCAA‘s at the same time because when GNC has BOGO 50% off you get matching products.
Alright. Let’s get to the Performix Heat Review
There’s just something about trying a new pre workout. Is it going to make my ears itch? Face tingle? Will I hulk out? Maybe it won’t do anything at all. Literally these are all the thoughts that run through my mind as I peel the label off a new container of powder.
There are different types of pre workout products. There’s powders, and there’s liquid. I personally prefer powder because I usually take the scoop dry then drink water on top of it. I’m a sipper by nature, and having to gulp down a huge can of liquid then workout on top of it is no good for my sensitive gastrointestinal tract.
Check out my review on Celsius Heat, a liquid pre workout here.
There were various flavors in the Performix Heat but I chose Pineapple Express. I love pineapple on pizza, so why not. When I do mix my pre workout in water, the water I use is minimal – maybe 4oz or so. Like I said, I can’t handle the sloshing that occurs after a lot of liquid is in my belly. So please, keep that in mind as you read my experience.
The first thing I noticed is that it stings – like legit stings my lips.
Whether I use the scoop dry, or blend it, it burns. Maybe the high concentration of powder to liquid? Maybe it’s got meth in it? I don’t know but if any liquid is left behind on my mouth, this mess hurts.
Second: I’m a weird one and love it when my face gets tingly.
This does me right. It makes my scalp tingle, the inside of my ears itch and yesterday it made me hands tingle. Yes, yes YES. I need that full body experience – that through-the-roof-I’m-gonna-itch-my-face-off feeling.
Lastly, the energy is insane.
I took this at 4PM yesterday and I had to take 2 sleeping pills to be able to sleep around 11PM. I basically needed a horse tranquilizer to tone me down. This brand in particular twists me up with a quickness, so I’m always careful with my timing. Ten minutes too soon will have me white knuckling it and speeding down the highway with Rammstein going as loud as my car allows. It gets me H Y P E.
I don’t like it. It’s not the worst I’ve ever had, but I definitely will not be buying this again. It’s …. sharp. It’s a very sharp flavor and it burns. I’m finally at the bottom of my container and can get a different one.
I would totally recommend this pre workout, but in a different flavor.
To order yourself a container of it, head here.
My Rating: Thumbs Up
The flavor sucks but the energy and focus I get makes me hear colors.