Six Star is the brand name used by Muscletech to market workout supplements to low-cost stores like Walmart, Kmart and CVS that won’t carry higher ticket items.
That’s the question we want to answer here.
Expectations for Six Star pre workout Explosion:
If you are familiar with the sports supplements realm, then it goes without saying that any product by Six Star is not going to be the best product ever.
Think of Reebok and shoes. Nobody brags about their Reeboks, but hey, they do work…
The same can be said for Six Star Nutrition’s Pre Workout Explosion.
It gives you energy, may increase your endurance and doesn’t cost too much.
Pre Workout Explosion Quick Review:
This pre workout is a good buy if you are looking for an inexpensive energy booster. While Pre Workout Explosion only offers up a mere 135 mg of caffeine per serving, this is just enough if you do not regularly take caffeinated beverages.
However if you are a frequent pre workout user trying to get the same results as other top name products but for less money, then Six Star will likely not impress you.
Pre Workout Explosion Pros:
- Tastes good
- Clean energy
Pre Workout Explosion Cons:
- Many under-dosed ingredients
- Only boosts energy
Full Six Star Pre Workout Explosion Review
Energy Effects – 7/10
Pre Workout Explosion succeeds at increasing energy levels through the use of stimulatory caffeine (135 mg) and the vitamins choline and niacin. This isn’t going to be huge energy, like some crazy pre workouts that contain 350 to 500 mg caffeine. However, for the average person this is going to be a good dosage, that can be enhanced to two scoops if need be (270 mg).
Strength Effects – 5/10
Six Star’s pre workout isn’t going to not increase your strength. After all, caffeine and creatine are both ingredients scientifically backed to increase strength. However, compared to other pre workouts on the market, Pre Workout Explosion falls behind in comparison. Basically, 50% or more pre workouts are going to increase your strength more effectively.
Endurance Effects – 5/10
Like in the strength effects above, there aren’t any specialized unique ingredients in Pre Workout Explosion to increase your endurance. The caffeine is definitely going to increase your endurance, but not nearly as much as pre workouts that contain BCAAs and other endurance promoting ingredients.
Crash / Aftermath Effects – 9/10
Due to the low caffeine levels in Six Star’s pre workout, crash is practically non-existent. What is crash? Pre workout crash is basically the term referring to the experience after your work out when the caffeine wears off and all your energy “crashes”.
Taste – 8/10
While all the ingredients and sweeteners are artificial, it does taste pretty good. No complaints besides all the artificial garbage!
Price / Value – 7/10
You can easily get Six Star’s Pre Workout Explosion for a mere $15 at 30 servings per container! That’s insane, when you consider the average pre workout price is about $40. Not to mention, the best pre workout supplements that average out around $50 for 20,25, and 30 servings. Taking this into consideration, while you are not getting the most epic pre workout with Six Star… You are getting a good value and your money’s worth.
- Cellucor C4 and variants, in comparison C4 is better.
- Basically the same as Muscletech Anarchy.
- Still better than The Curse.
- Gold Standard PRE is slightly better.
Though, these products do cost more per serving.
Review Conclusion – 6.8/10
Basically, if you are very new to pre workouts, you’re going to like this one. As well, if you want a lightly caffeinated pre workout just for energy – this could be it as well. On the other side of the spectrum though, if you think you are going to get an insane product on the cheap comparable to PreSeries BULK or Pre-Jym… Don’t even fool yourself.
Ingredients in Six Star Pre Workout Explosion
- Beta-Alanine 1,500 mg
- Creatine Monohydrate 1,500 mg
- L-Arginine Alpha-Ketoglutarate 1,100 mg
- Vitamin C 250 mg
- Caffeine Anhydrous 135 mg
- Choline and L-tyrosine 120 mg
- Niacin 30 mg
- Taurine, L-Citrulline Malate, and L-Arginine HCL 500 mg
There really isn’t anything else that can be said about Pre Workout Explosion. For a beginner, its a fantastic product.
As well, for cross-fit and cardio Six Star’s pre workout is an effective energy booster.
On its own, to a rookie, it will work. But put it in the hands of an athlete who already optimizes their supplemental nutrition for added performance, and this product simply will not cut it. For them, a more premium and clinically dosed supplement is essential.