It’s safe to say straight up that we really enjoyed reviewing Arnold’s Iron Pump. From start to finish, this is a well-made pre workout. But, it’s very important to state that not everyone is going to love this pre workout. It is definitely a specific, targeted product.
Here we’re going to give you BWSB’s full Iron Pump Review as well as dig a little into the ingredients to give you a larger perspective on this product.
Experience Taking Iron Pump
Taking Iron Pump was a great experience, but it was not typical to other pre workouts in one major aspect – stimulants. Iron pump taken at one serving has a very small dose of standard stimulants compared to other pre workouts.
The Energy in Iron Pump
While the actual amount of caffeine is not disclosed, we would estimate it to be around 100 mg based upon our personal tolerance. In addition to this caffeine dose Iron Pump includes an effective nootropic blend to help give you a ‘clean non-stimulant’ energy burst.
This is why after leaving the gym, Iron Pump still has you feeling sharp. The blend in addition to caffeine contains Choline, Tyrosine, and Vimpocentine. All of these are popular brain supplements used for boosting intelligence and memory.
In comparison to other pre workouts though, the energy from Iron Pump is very mild.
There is no tunnel vision here, or uncontrollable bursts of energy. But, you will get a reliable, controlled, and awake feeling that will completely satisfy a lot of men and women. After all, some of us want a mild stimulant pre workout.
The Pump in Arnolds Pre Workout
Unfortunately, the pump in Iron Pump is a little hit-or-miss. For myself personally, one serving really didn’t give me a pump that I could truly notice and talk about. However, other guys on our team within 20 pounds of my weight did get awesome pump from the single serving.
So, some people will be more inclined to get a pump at one serving.
However, upping that dosage to 1 ½ to 2 scoops does secure a real pump, alongside heightened energy that’s more typical of other pre workouts.
Iron Pump for Endurance
From an endurance stand point, Iron Pump is a winner. While at one serving you won’t get a huge pump, or intense stimulant energy – the cleanness of that energy is very prolonging.
While taking a single serving of Iron Pump, I was able to do serious squats and deadlifts without feeling like I might pass out. Typically, high stimulant pre workouts without any sort of real clinical nitric oxide/BCAA/beta-alanine dosage has me dying.
For this reason, I personally really value Iron Pump.
A Brief Ingredient Overview
As a whole, the Iron Pump formula is short and sweet. While it’s not 100% clinical dosed like our leading pre workouts, it also doesn’t make any irrational decisions with risky ingredients.
The whole formula is separated into two parts: pump and energy.
We fully covered energy above in our review, but the pump aspect has a pretty long list of ingredients. This includes several variations of arginine, some natural herbs, Agmatine sulfate, and in general nitrogen containing compounds.
This is what brings the pump together at 1 scoop if you’re lucky, and at 2 scoops for sure. Of these ingredients, the main boasted one is arginine nitrate, which absorbs quick, provides arginine for nitric oxide at the same time as nitrates which stimulate that N.O as well.
Our Final Word on Iron Pump
All in all, Iron Pump has its place for both men and women who want to improve their personal fitness and performance. It’s not the strongest stimulant pre workout. In fact, it’s not even at ‘average’ in regards to energy, so if C4 doesn’t give you enough energy, this will not be better.
However, if you really value clean and controlled energy – Iron Pump all day.
Looking to the pump, consider upping you dosage to two scoops if one doesn’t do it for you. Also, remember that eating carbohydrates before lifting and staying properly hydrated can maximize you pump potential from a pre workout like this one.
All-in-all, Iron Pump is a great pre workout to us. Its creatine free, without artificial dyes, and from top to bottom a sensible product meant for long term success.