It’s “Work out Wednesday” y’all! This week my work outs have been on POINT this week. I have been hitting the gym harder and upping my weights. I completely feel like I am back into the stride I was hitting before my health issues two years ago. I even started running again. I know, CRAZY!
So far this week, I have done abs, shoulders, triceps and today I am working out my back. Thanks to Sarah Bowmar over at Bowmar Fitness I have a bad ass back work out for today that I am PUMPED to do. I follow her on all social media and she posted a workout the other day on Snapchat. It is going to be difficult but I am ready for it.
Any way, lets get into what we are all here for, the Cellucor review.
I reached out to Cellucor to get some products to test out and review. They were so awesome and sent me stuff almost immediately. Let me tell you, their customer service is top notch. I have been using their C4 Pre-Workout in Watermelon and Icy Blue Razz. I had purchased two tubs of those flavors and WAY before their expiration date they went bad. I e-mailed them and THEY sent me a shipping label to ship them back and replace them for FREE! That is how much these guys stand behind their products. It is awesome to deal with a company that truly cares about their customers.
So, they sent me a couple of things. . .
1. An awesome workout towel
It is a soft blend and will perfect to wipe my face off at the gym. A lot of times company’s don’t spend the extra money on small things like towels and they are super scratchy but not this one. I love it.
2. A shaker bottle
I am a little disappointed in this one. It is supposed to be a shaker bottle but there is no ball or plastic divider to help with the mixing. So, unfortunately I am either going to have to purchase a ball or not use this cup.
3. Alpha Amino Watermelon
I think this out of the entire box I was most excited about. It is a mix that you are supposed to drink after working out to help with the recovery from your work out. According to the Cellucor website, “Alpha Amino has 14 Amino Acids including a well-studied 2:1:1 BCAA ratio, which features our proprietary 3X Leucine™ Matrix. BCAAs are known to support muscle maintenance, endurance and recovery, but Alpha Amino’s 3X Leucine™ Matrix takes the power of BCAAs one step further.* 3X Leucine™ includes instantized L-Leucine, Leucine Nitrate and Leucine Peptides to enhance the body’s ability to fuel skeletal muscles, preserve muscle glycogen stores and reduce protein breakdown.*”
I really wanted to see how this would perform because I am always weary to buy a full size. I may not like it and most of the time I feel bad returning a food or drink product just because I didn’t like it. I got the watermelon flavor which was awesome. It isn’t tart or sour. It tastes very similar to the C4 Pre-Workout. I really wanted to try the fruit punch but it is what it is. I am not complaining at all. I definitely felt a difference after working out from drinking this. It wasn’t huge but I wasn’t as tired. I am sure that if I drink this after each work out I will feel a huge difference. Now, I just have to wait for the fruit punch to be restocked. Lol.
4. C4 Pre-Work Out Fruit Punch
C4 Pre-Workout has been part of my routine for the last 3 years since I saw that LanaBananaFitness on Instagram using it. Girl is a BEAST. Anyway, I started drinking this before working out and I completely see a difference. Before I was dragging booty now I PLOW through my 45 minute work outs. I was super excited that they sent me the fruit punch flavor because I was getting tired of the Watermelon and Ice Blue Razz. This stuff tastes like Hawaiian Punch to me. There is no grittiness, tartness or anything. It blends like a dream and tastes amazing.
So what is C4 Pre-Workout? Cellucor says, “The Fourth Generation C4 is the next level of innovation and refinement. Its formula is now more dialed in, more potent, and includes the breakthrough ingredient, TeaCor™ for improved energy that comes on quickly and lasts longer.* The C4 formula includes ingredients that help promote energy, pumps and performance.*
Beta Alanine: An amino acid that supports muscular endurance. Beta Alanine produces a tingly sensation throughout the body that lets you know it’s working.
Creatine Nitrate: Creatine bound to Nitrate. Creatine Nitrate produces two desirable effects on performance: Creatine for strength and Nitrate for pumps.*
N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine: It is a core part of the essential energy blend. It helps support peak mental and physical performance.*
Caffeine: A popular and proven source for energy.*”
Essentially, it is the kick in the ass you need to power through any tough work out.
5. Cor-Performance Whey Protein
I have tried their protein powders before and actually like them a whole hell of a lot better than anything else I have tried. They have a variety of flavors and the awesome part is you can get them in the smaller version to test them out before you commit to a huge 2lb jug. I have tried their Molten Chocolate (protein brownies from this next week, I’m already drooling), Red Velvet, Peanut Butter Marshmallow, Whipped Vanilla, and Mint Chocolate Chip. Cellucor sent me Smores and I was dying to try this one. My favorite so far was the Mint Chocolate Chip but unfortunately on their website, they are not longer carrying it. BUT, there are other sites that have it! (Thank God!)
Their protein powders are finely milled and taste amazing. I love them. I can say if they sit in a shaker bottle too long, the shaker bottle smells like them and infects anything else you put in that shaker bottle. So, only mix them as soon as you are ready to drink them. Most protein shakes I have to hold my nose and suck ’em down in order to drink them. Not with these. I can actually enjoy them.
The best part is that Cellucor has AMAZING recipes on their website if you really CAN’T drink your protein.
Go try them out. Don’t walk, run. This company is phenomenal and I love their products. The customer service alone gets my vote every time.
If y’all have any other protein powder or pre-work out supplement suggestions, send ’em my way please! Have an amazing day and go kick your own ass, no one is going to do it for you.
– ♥ Lindsey