USP Labs jack3d has taken a lot of heat lately because it contains 1,3-dimethylamylamine (DMAA). Figuring that DMAA will probably be banned sooner than later, I have set out to find a replacement pre workout that is DMAA free. I have been out of the loop with the current pre workout supplements because I’ve been using Jack3d since it came out. Searching for something new, I found MusclePharm’s Assault. I chose to go with Assault because it has tons of positive reviews and it currently sits on bodybuilding.com as the second best selling supplement they offer.
I have taken Assault for two workouts and Ill give my initial Assault review.
MusclePharm Assault Key Components
I’ll just go over the important ones.
MusclePharm was the first company to partner with the creators of Con-Cret and put it in a pre workout supplement. What makes Con-Cret so special? Well, you’ve heard of creatine monohydrate. Right? This is creatine hydrochloride. Creatine hydrochloride has better solubility than regular ol’ creatine mono meaning smaller doses are needed. Creatine HCL also does not require a loading period like creatine mono does.
Looking at the big picture, there is not really a difference between the two creatine forms other than price (Con-Cret being more). Both will give you results.
Claims that it aids with nutrient absorption. Apparently, clinical studies have shown that it helps with glycogen storage post workout. More information can be found here.
Assault has BCAAs in a 3:1:2 ratio which will slow down protein degradation and improve recovery.
One of my favorite supplements for no other reason than it makes me tingle.