MusclePharm Assault Black Pre-Workout

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MusclePharm Assault Black Pre-Workout Review Facts

MusclePharm Assult Black is full of ingredients that are backed by actual science. When you spend your days not only trying to eat healthily but also stay active and focus on all the things life throws your way you don't want to waste your time and hard earned money with a pre-workout that falls flat. So many brands today use proprietary blends which means you really don't know the amount of each ingredient and you don't know exactly what you are putting into your body. This can make stacking other supplements with it downright dangerous. With Musclepharm Assult black you will have a transparent label and the worry of stacking something that will make you sick is a thought you can leave behind. When using this product you will find your overall performance reaching new heights and the fatigue you typically feel will be staved off for an extended period of time. There are no banned substances in it and you will get a pump and energy that are off the hook. Users agree that MusclePharm has hit the nail on the head with this pre-workout supplement and once you give it a try we feel you will totally agree.

Editor's Pros & Cons
  • No Proprietary Blends
  • Stellar Pump
  • Consistent Energy
  • Affordable
  • Trusted Brand
  • Great for Daily Use
  • Massively¬†Increases Performance
  • Quick Results
  • Intense Effect
  • May Cause Jitters
  • Solidifies Easily


Athletes, busy parents, Boxers, mixed martial artists, and the go-getters of the world have been trusting MusclePharm for years. They believe that products backed by advanced technology and proven nutritional sciences are the way of providing the world with the best supplements around. Maintaining superior fitness can be a very difficult thing and at some point, we all reach a plateau. By adding their supplements, whether you are looking for advanced recovery from a Protein powder or you just need to add some pep to your step with a pre-workout, Musclepharm has you covered. They believe in their products so fully that not only do they promote them they also use them. When you trust your goals to Musclepharm you won't be let down.


In terms of taste, the reviews are very mixed. Many customers report that this product is very sweet. For some that is not a big deal at all and for others it can be a deal breaker. The taste of the few flavors that are available are not spot on. When thinking about it though, are we really buying pre-workout supplements for the taste? The answer is typically a resounding no. So, while this product does not have the best taste it is also not the worst. You should be able to drink it and the results you get will outweigh the fact that it doesn't taste very good. It is important to note that some users love the flavor. Individual taste preferences are wildly varied and that should be taken into consideration when thinking about the importance of taste.


Musclepharm offers several pre-workout supplements. This particular one gives you a choice of three different flavors. This is not nearly as many as other brands on the market but it is enough that you can switch it up once in a while if you so choose. You can pick from Watermelon, Fruit Punch, and Strawberry Lime. Most brands offer an option in Fruit Punch and Watermelon but this may be the only one that offers a Strawberry Lime option. It is probably the most well-liked of the three. All three flavors are said to be overly sweet and you may end up with a bad aftertaste in your mouth. It does mix easily which is nice but you may find yourself wanting a drink or a quick bite after use.


While this product may be lacking in the taste and flavor category, you have nothing to worry about when it comes to consistency. You will be able to throw this into your favorite blender bottle and give it a good shake just to find that the powder has dissolved completely. We love this because it ensures you are getting your full serving rather than half of it being stuck to the sides and bottom of your bottle. Once mixed it is quite silky which does make it easier to swallow. No one wants a pre-workout drink that leaves their mouth feeling chalky or gritty. We are sure you will agree once you give it a try that the consistency is better than most.


This product has a pretty potent blend of ingredients and it is quite effective. You will find your goals flying by and your performance reaching levels you never dreamed that it could. The serious pump you get is unparalleled and the drive to succeed is too. You will feel the effects of this product pretty quickly after consuming it and it will last throughout your entire gym session. Going longer and stronger means that you will build strength and muscle more quickly. Seeing results quickly is beneficial as it helps to increase your willingness and drive to get to the gym every day regardless of the time of day.


AS previously stated this product doesn't use any proprietary blends so you will know just what you are getting by simply looking at the label. They add some vitamins including C, E, B6, and B12. Now let's look at the blend they use to help increase your pump. It consists of L-Citrulline DL-Malate, Agmatine Sulfate, Betaine Anhydrous, Hawthorn Berry Powder, and Black Pepper Fruit Extract. These ingredients also help with circulation increase. Then the piece that increases your strength. It is comprised of Creatine HCL and a variety of Block Chain Amino Acids. The BCAAs will also really help with fast recovery times. We then move into the ingredients that help with your endurance, these are Beta-Alanine, Ancient Peat, and Apple Extract. There are only two other sections on their label, one being the energy section which is comprised of Caffeine Anhydrous and Huperzine A Extract. Lastly, there are the other ingredients which contain the natural and artificial flavorings used, Sucralose, Calcium, and a few other things to help with texture and taste.


Musclepharm Assault Black carries a pretty high caffeine level. You will get three hundred milligrams per serving. For some, this will be the perfect amount and when paired with the Huperzine A Extract you will get a burst of energy that will last you for quite some time. It is important to note that if you are sensitive to caffeine or you don't drink caffeinated beverages on a daily basis then three hundred milligrams may be too much. Additionally, you may have increased chances of the jitters or a crashing effect. If this is you, reducing the initial serving until you start to adjust to this level of caffeine may be advantageous. Overall, this is a good amount of caffeine and you will get the energy you expect when using a pre-workout supplement.


For those of you that watch your sugar intake very carefully, you won't have to worry about it with this product. It is sweetened with Sucralose. Derived from sugar this artificial sweetener is to blame for the overly sweet aspect of this product. One other thing we can blame on Sucralose is the terrible aftertaste this product leaves in your mouth. These are both very common things that come from using Sucralose as a sweetener. Some brands have the blend down perfectly so you don't notice these things too much. Musclepharm doesn't quite have that piece down but knowing them, they will sooner or later.


L-Citrulline DL-Malate, Agmatine Sulfate, Betaine Anhydrous, Hawthorn Berry Powder, and Black Pepper Fruit Extract are the ingredients used in this product to increase your circulation. By increasing your circulation your muscles will get extra nutrients and Oxygen. What does it mean for you? Better pumps, more drive, and the ability to crush your workout from the very beginning to the very end. When you hear people talking about their veins popping out it is due to increased circulation. This is a great thing as it will help you see results so much faster than you would if not using a pre-workout supplement.


There are some users that do report a crashing effect from this product. This is probably due to the high levels of caffeine that are being used in the formula. It will become exceptionally worse for those of you that aren't used to much caffeine in your diet. For those of you that love to drink coffee or energy drinks crash from this product shouldn't be too much of a problem. If you are sensitive to it you may want to start with a smaller serving size to ensure you feel good for the rest of your day. No one wants to work out in the morning to end up going home and needing a nap before getting to their other daily activities. Being careful with dosage can really help you avoid this common pre-workout problem.


While crash may be a bit of an issue with this product, fillers are not. The privilege of using a product that offers a complete ingredient list is the fact that we can see they aren't using any fillers. Oftentimes brands will use filler ingredients to drive their prices up. Even more commonly they use them so it looks like you are getting more product than you actually are. One other reason they use fillers is that when tested by third parties it makes the nutrition count look better. Musclepharm is not the type of company to add these items in and it is of little worry when we see they are the makers of a supplement.


A standard serving for this product is one scoop or roughly twelve grams. This is a bit more than others you may have tried in the past. They do not offer any size variation in containers but you will get about thirty servings per container. If you reduce the amount in the beginning until you see how you tolerate it then, obviously, you will get a bit more than a month out of it. For others, you may want to double up your order because as with most pre-workout supplements your body will start to adjust to it and you may find yourself increasing the dosage.

Side Effects

The side effects list for this option by Musclepharm looks pretty standard as compared with others in its class. You may experience a tingling sensation in your face, chest, legs, and arms. This can be intense but usually fades fairly quickly. You may also experience an increased heart rate, nausea, stomach upset, headaches, or an increase in your blood pressure. These again are all common among pre-workout supplements. There have been a few reports of increased anxiety and sleep interruption when it is taken to late in the evening. More often than not these effects are mild and pass quickly but if you find them to be severe you may want to reduce your serving size or stop using it all together.


When thinking about what we want out of our pre-workout supplement one of the biggest boxes to check off is the increased endurance to kill your workout from beginning to end. This product will do that for you. In addition, you will find increased focus and stellar pumps after even just one time of using it. Your energy levels will be good and most people won't experience a terrible crash. Overall, this will meet if not exceed all of your hopes when it comes to what you want out of your pre-workout. It mixes up easily and is quite affordable regardless of your monthly budget for supplements.


There are really only two disadvantages that we can find in this product and we don't feel as if either one of them is a big deal. The first one has to do with flavor. Not only is there a very limited amount of flavors to choose from, they are also kinda nasty. We know flavor is not the most important aspect but it does play its part. Then there is the fact that you really may experience a serious crash because of elevated caffeine content. This can be so devastating that you may want to switch to another brand if you experience it. Other than those things this is a solid choice and will aid you in increased muscle building and performance.


This product is of very good quality. The ingredients used are well researched and will give you the results you are looking for. While it may be lacking in the flavor category it hits just about everywhere else in the great column. The level your performance will reach is outstanding and when paired with a protein powder you will find your muscle growth to be off the chain. We believe that Musclepharm is one of the most solid supplement companies out there and people all over the world would agree. You really should give it a try and know that you will always get a high-quality item when you trust them for your supplement needs.


This product is more affordable than several other choices out there. You will be able to fit it into your monthly budget with relative ease. When talking about the value it isn't just about the money though, is it? Looking at all the advantages you will gain while using this product drives its value up exponentially. When you start to see results, and that will happen quickly, you will understand what a truly great product this is and how high its value is in terms of helping you achieve the body you want. The increase in your performance and your drive to get there also adds quite a great deal of value to this pre-workout supplement.

Key Features

5 Calories Per Serving
Zero Sugar
1 Gram of Carbohydrates
Includes Block Chain Amino Acids
Good Vitamin Blend Included

Bottom Line

While there may be a few things about this product that aren't stellar, overall it is a great choice as a pre-workout supplement. You will be able to check off all your boxes for focus, drive, great pumps, endurance, and strength building. With many brand's products, you will only fulfill a few of these things and they may leave you wondering why you wasted your money and time trying something different. We are sure if you try this one you won't feel that way. You may want to start with a smaller than suggested dose to ensure you don't feel the repercussions of any nasty side effects. When switching products it can be intimidating because you don't know what you're getting but trusting Musclepharm is to trust a brand that has your health and wellness in mind.