Cellucor C4 Extreme Pre-Workout Review
What Cellucor says: ‘Harnessing unmatched NO3 technology and premium ingredients such as Creatine Nitrate, C4 Extreme is our advanced pre-workout supplement, possessing the power to ignite your mind, muscles, and workout regiment, workout after workout after workout.
What is NO3? NO3 is Nitrate, an advanced compound that promotes unbelievable muscle pumps and amplifies the effectiveness of C4 Extreme. Cellucor is utilizing a new compound where NO3 has been fused to create Creatine Nitrate. Increased water solubility promotes better absorption and reduces the chance of the traditional side effects of Creatine supplementation.
You will have more energy. You will have help getting that extra rep, completing that last set–promoting strength, endurance, and physique personal bests.’
Taste – 8/10
Cellucor C4 Extreme had a wider range of flavours to choose from compared to previous pre-workout supplements I’ve tried, they also have a reputation of tasting great. Various suppliers stock different flavours but Cellucor’s website has a selection of 10 different flavours! On this occasion I opted for the Icy Blue Razz flavour, the powder was very sherbet looking at even smelt tangy! It tasted sweet and had sour kick afterwards which was expected as most pre-workout supplements I’ve tried do. However, I was surprised as to how nice this flavour was in comparison to other pre-workout flavours I’ve tried.
Mixability – 9/10
I’ve never experienced problems with mixability using pre-workout supplements and the same applies to Cellucor C4. Mixes really quickly and doesn’t require aggressive shaking before its ready to drink.
Energy – 10/10
The energy boost I experienced from C4 was the highlight of this supplement for me. As my training time is usually late evening, an energy boost is what I require from a pre-workout supplement and Cellucor C4 did not fail to deliver. A tingling sensation caused by the Beta Alanine kicked in after about 15/20 minutes of taking C4 and the energy increase I felt was great. I felt energised throughout my workout which usually lasts between 60-80 mins and didn’t crash at any point.
Pump – 7/10
I rarely experience a good pump from pre-workout supplements, however I experienced a satisfying pump with C4. It wasn’t the supplements strongest point by any means but definitely noticeable and lasted throughout my workout. The experience also depended on my type of workout, with high rep ranges and little rest I felt a much better pump and my targeted muscles also more felt solid than usual, this could possibly be down to the effects of Creatine Nitrate.
Focus – 8/10
I found my self zoned in and focused during my workout and even had to force myself to take sufficient rest periods I was that eager to move on to the next set. Exactly the kind of experience you want from a good pre-workout supplement.
Price – 7/10
Probably Cellucor C4′s only negative factor is it’s price, although its not one of the most expensive pre-workout supplements out there, it’s definitely not in category with the cheapest either. When reading other reviews on this supplement before hand, the price was also other peoples only negative comment. However, for the benefits it delivers when training, I would say the price is justified. It’s price is also much more justified if you are able to get the full benefits from a single scoop and get the full 30/60 servings.
Overall Rating – 9/10
Mathematically the overall rating should of been 8/10, but i decided that this fantastic supplement deserved a higher overall mark of 9/10 and would of even hit top marks if i had experienced a better pump. To date, this is the best pre-workout supplement I have tried and also the most consistent. With other supplements I have built up a tolerance fairly quickly, usually within 2 weeks which resulted in having to up the dosage. My dosage of C4 has been 1.5 scoops throughout and has allowed enough of the stimulant profile to have a solid effect on me without any dramatic decrease in performance over the course of 4 weeks. With Cellucor you get what you pay for, top quality and effectiveness, C4 is a solid option in the vast market of Pre-Workout supplements.
Before ingesting this product you should consult your doctor if you are not aware of your current health status. This review is purely from my own experiences while taking the product, other people may respond differently to the ingredients of this supplement.