RYSE Blackout Pre Workout Review: Effects & Formula Breakdown
Many of you have requested us to review RYSE's Blackout, and today, we're making it happen.
The RYSE Blackout pre workout is the companies' high-stimulant formula.
According to them, it will satisfy even the most hardcore athletes.
Sounds promising, right?
We've put this product to the test, and it's time to share our experience and thoughts on this pre workout to see if it lives up to the hype!
My Experience With Ryse Blackout
As with any pre workout, I took Ryse Blackout about 30 minutes before hitting the weights. I took a leveled scoop, and the flavor was good, actually better than I expected.
After about 20 minutes, the effects started to kick in. I began to get the itchy Beta-Alanine tingles, and I could tell my energy was slowly increasing.
I'm about 45 minutes in, and now I feel that the effects have peaked. The energy was alright, the pumps were good, but the focus just wasn't there.
I got in a decent workout, not a very long one due to the energy wearing off quickly. I would say that the energy was gone after about an hour and a half.
But I didn't crash, so that's a good thing.
I think it wears off quickly because the only stimulant in this formula is caffeine. There aren't any additional ingredients for energy.
From my experience, the energy and focus from this pre workout are moderate. The pumps were slightly better. I think it's a solid daily driver, but I don't think it's a high stim formula.
If I had to rate the Ryse blackout pre workout, I would give it a 6.5/10.
This is my personal experience with the product – it is different for everyone. My tolerance is high, and I've tried a lot of different products.
Especially if you're a beginner, this can hit differently.
Please note that we always make sure to test a product multiple times (a minimum of three) to provide you with accurate reviews.
Ryse Blackout Pre Workout Formula
Blackout is RYSE's high-stimulant pre workout. High stim formulas are aimed at the more advanced pre workout user that wants that extra energy boost.
We happen to love high stim stuff over at SupplementsReviewer, and we've reviewed many in the past.
The total serving size of one scoop comes down to 12.6 grams. Not too much, but that doesn't necessarily mean anything. Here's an image of the complete formula below:
Let's break down each ingredient individually to give you a better idea of what this formula can do.
Beta Alanine - 3200MG
The formula starts off right with a clinically dosed amount of Beta-Alanine at 3,2 grams – a great ingredient at the proper dosage. We like it!
This key ingredient has been shown to boost exercise performance, endurance, and more. However, it needs to be consumed regularly for results.
It's also important to know that Beta-Alanine is the ingredient that makes you want to itch your face off, and in this product, it's definitely going to deliver.
Choline Bitartrate - 980MG
The next ingredient in this formula is Choline Bitartrate and considered a focus-boosting compound or nootropic.
While research on this ingredient is insufficient, 980mg is said to be a reasonable dosage.
Betaine Anhydrous - 1500MG
Betaine Anhydrous is another popular ingredient found in many pre workouts, as it's said to increase power output and volume.
With that said, you'll, of course, need a sufficient dosage to reap the benefits. In Blackout, you're only getting 1.5 grams per serving.
That's not enough, as clinical studies show us that 2.5 grams are the bare minimum to get its performance-enhancing effects.
Betaine Nitrate - 1000MG
Nitrates are there to help with vasodilation, allowing more blood and nutrients to reach your muscle cells.
That's going to cause a better pump during your training sessions. There isn't much information available on the best dosage, but 1 gram seems to deliver some solid pumps.
It's also worth mentioning that this ingredient is also found in the RYSE pump capsules.
Sodium Nitrate - 500MG
Sodium paired with nitrates will also help get as much blood, nutrients, and oxygen towards the muscles.
That means this compound will also help boost your pumps in the gym.
Calcium Potassium Phosphate Citrate - 500MG
Calci-K® is a blend of calcium, potassium, and phosphate. These three nutrients play an essential role in many processes in the body.
Caffeine Anhydrous - 370MG
Next up, we've got caffeine anhydrous, the most common type of caffeine you'll find in pre workout supplements.
It's known for boosting energy, focus, and exercise performance. Because of these effects, it's grown out to be a staple ingredient in many pre workouts and fat burners.
The RYSE Blackout pre workout holds 370mg of Caffeine anhydrous per serving, which is slightly above average based on what we've seen.
This formula doesn't contain any other stimulants except for caffeine, which I found to be quite disappointing, especially since you're paying nearly $50 for a container.
We would've loved to have seen some more compounds in this formula aimed towards boosting energy levels.
Because of the significant caffeine content, it's a good idea to start with half a scoop to assess your tolerance.
Theobromine - 200MG
Theobromine is said to function as a vasodilator, meaning it helps widen the blood vessels. As we've seen with the other ingredients in this formula, that means it's going to help with better pumps.
Based on our research, 200mg is a suitable dosage that will get the job done.
Sustained-Release Caffeine - 46MG
RYSE Blackout also contains sustained-release caffeine. This form of caffeine releases slowly over an extended period, unlike with the anhydrous variant.
46mg is a pretty low amount, but you've got to keep in mind that it also holds 370mg of caffeine anhydrous, making the total amount of caffeine nearly 400mg per scoop.
Huperzia Serrata Extract - 10MG
Huperzia Serrata Extract, also known as Huperzine A, is an ingredient that works by enhancing cognitive functions.
We're big fans of Huperzine A, mainly cause we find that it really helps increase focus during workouts.
10mg (100mcg) is on the lower end of what we're used to seeing. Most products contain 15mg (150mcg) to 20mg (200mcg).
Is Ryse Blackout Any Good?
A lot of you will want to know if Ryse Blackout is good enough to help you take your workout performance to a new level.
As someone that has tried many pre workouts, and by many, I mean probably over a hundred, I found Blackout to be moderate in terms of potency.
It contains a good set of ingredients; some could have been dosed higher. With that said, it doesn't pack any other stimulants except for caffeine.
That means it's nothing special, really. You're just getting a lot of caffeine, about 400mg per one serving.
For beginners, this will most likely kick in hard due to the significant caffeine content. There aren't any other stimulants that'll cause a synergetic effect.
Ryse Blackout Price & Taste
Two other important aspects of our supplement reviews are the price and taste of a product.
The Ryse Blackout pre workout comes in a 25-serving container and is available for $49.99 on the company's website.
That works out to paying about $2 per serving for this product. Above average, but in my opinion, it's expensive for what you're getting.
You've got to keep in mind that there are only about 8 to 9 grams of active ingredients in Blackout.
You'll have to determine for yourself whether or not you find that it's worth it. I find that there are definitely better-formulated products out there that don't cost as much either.
Ryse Blackout comes in three flavors: Baja Burst, Tiger's Blood, and Mango Extreme. We've purchased the Tiger's Blood, and it didn't disappoint!
The taste is on point. It's sweet, and we're convinced it's one of the better tasting pre's out there. You'll look forward to drinking this before your workouts.
The Final Verdict
If there's one type of supplement I love, it's pre workouts. Today, I've given you my thoughts and personal experience with RYSE Blackout.
After trying Blackout several times, I concluded that it's not a bad pre, but not the best I had tried either. That's why I rate the effectiveness a 6.5 out of 10 based on my experience.
It does taste better than the majority of the pre's I've had. It's not cheap either, so keep that in mind.
I've said it before, but it might be a completely different experience for you. I'm an advanced user and have been taking these products for years, so don't be put off by my experience.
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It contains the most effective and stacked pre's you'll ever come across. Trust me when I say that they won't disappoint you.
If you do end up trying Ryse Blackout, let me know how it goes by leaving a comment below this article.