Anarchy is a term used when all hell breaks loose in a country. People fed up with the government burn cars, wreck cars, steal from groceries and retail stores, and basically just riot and do big bonfires at night.
However, MuscleTech thinks the word Anarchy is perfect for their MuscleTech Anarchy pre-workout. Maybe because it sounds cool or it makes you have this rebellious feeling.
As with all things MuscleTech, MuscleTech Anarchy pre-workout is claimed to be the “Strongest Pre Workout Ever Unleashed!”
I don’t doubt that statement is pure clickbait, but let’s take MuscleTech Anarchy pre-workout on a challenge to see if it really is as strong as it claims to be. Read my MuscleTech Anarchy pre-workout review below!
About MuscleTech Anarchy pre-workout review
MuscleTech is quite notorious for selling overpriced “average” supplements, with products filled with over-the-top claims justified by inconclusive or weak scientific studies. However, I’ve been keeping tabs on some of their product reviews and I think they’re trying to steer their marketing in the right direction. Everyone deserves a second chance, bro.
- Ingredient transparency. Always good to see everything in the formula.
- Short stack. I like to keep things short and sweet too.
- “Ultra” claims. Ah yes, that’s the old MuscleTech for you.
On their webpage, they also did this thing with a table that compares the “competition” to their product. Naturally, MuscleTech Anarchy pre-workout came out on top. I don’t question the obvious bias of these types of marketing tactics, but I do wonder who the “competitors” were.
MuscleTech Anarchy pre-workout Review: nutrition label
Other Ingredients: Citric Acid, Natural and Artificial Flavor, Acesulfame-Potassium, Silicon Dioxide, Calcium Silicate, Sucralose, FD&C Red No. 40 Lake.
Mix 1 serving (1 scoop) with 6 to 8 oz. of water 20 to 30 minutes before your workout. Once you’ve assessed your tolerance, in subsequent workouts, take 1 to 2 servings (1 to 2 scoops) with 12 to 16 oz. of water 20 to 30 minutes before your workout. Do not exceed 2 scoops in a 24-hour period. Read the entire label before use and follow directions provided.
MuscleTech Anarchy pre-workout Review: ingredients list
MuscleTech Anarchy pre-workout has two serving recommendations, a one-scoop for beginners and the two-scoop for users like you and me who are more than experienced in the art of supplementation. For the sake of consistency, I’ll be reviewing MuscleTech Anarchy pre-workout on a two-scoop basis.
- Beta-Alanine as CarnoSyn. We have the most premium form of an endurance booster at 3.2 grams which means you will get maximum effects on delaying fatigue, stamina increase, and even muscle recovery. Watch out: You may feel itchy.
- Arginine inositol silicate as Nitrosigine. This premium form of arginine is bound to silicate which has been shown to improve bioavailability. Some say this form of arginine is almost at par with Citrulline Malate’s pump-boosting properties. The 1.5 grams is just good enough since the dosage we look for in arginine (if it’s a main ingredient and not just a support) is upwards of 2 grams.
- Glycerol as HydroMax. Glycerol is a type of pump-boosting ingredient that makes use of water molecules instead of nitric oxide. While the pump you’ll get from water ain’t as awesome as the ones from nitric oxide, it’s more sustainable and can last much, much longer.
- We get a whopping 380 mg dose of caffeine for two scoops. That’s definitely more than a hundred grams too many for me. I prefer a caffeine cap at 250 mg as any more can significantly increase the odds of getting stimulant-related side effects. At higher dosages, you’re also more likely to develop caffeine tolerance.
- Choline Bitartrate. This is the cheapest form of choline, a brain compound that drives up every single process that makes you focus and have good memory. Because it’s the cheapest form, its bioavailability is reduced so you have to give it at least 500 mg to get things working. However, we only get 200 mg of it so I doubt this will do you any benefit.
- L-Theanine. This is supposed to be the counteracting ingredient to all the stimulant-related side effects brought by caffeine. However, the best dosage of theanine for that benefit is the equivalent dosage to caffeine. At 150 mg, you’ll still be getting its anti-caffeine properties, but at a significantly reduced effect.
- Rhodiola Extract std. for salidrosides and rosavins. This ingredient acts as an adaptogen, compounds that help cope with stress and anxiety. Adding this in a pre workout makes sense: Training with maximal effort for at least an hour is not fun at all. It says standardized, but we kinda need the percentage for that, bro.
- Yohimbe std. to 6% yohimbine. Speaking of percentage, we have yohimbe standardized to 6% yohimbine. It’s a fat burner that tweaks our thyroid hormones to release hormones that burn fat for energy, effectively making yohimbe a stimulant. The 40 mg dosage may look a lot, but don’t be fooled. The active ingredient yohimbine is only at 2.4 mg making this a rather weak dose.
MuscleTech Anarchy : formula analysis
As much flak as MuscleTech gets for their overpriced products, I have to say MuscleTech Anarchy pre-workout is bordering on the good side of decent.
MuscleTech Anarchy pre-workout’s formula runs on three functions: Pumps & strength, energy, and a bit of anti-stress.
For pumps & strength, we have a premium combination of Nitrosigine, CarnoSyn, and HydroMax. You read that right: Three premium brands compose ⅓ of what makes MuscleTech Anarchy pre-workout work.
Even if the dosage for Nitrosigine is below what we want, the extra oomph added by Glycerol should synergize for pumps that last long. Beta Alanine also provides the raw power and fatigue-busting benefit, making each pump count.
For energy, we have a whopping 380 mg dosage of caffeine and a not-so-whopping 150 mg dosage of theanine.
I like that MuscleTech Anarchy pre-workout made use of the tried and tested caffeine-theanine stack, but you really have to level the playing field for theanine, bro. Otherwise, you might not even feel the effects theanine is known for. We also have a tiny 2.4 mg dose of yohimbine. I much prefer we have at least 5 mg of the stuff for better efficacy.
For anti-stress, we got the likes of rhodiola rosea and maybe even choline bitartrate. As much as I want to believe these two will do their jobs, they’re underdosed, choline is in the least bioavailable form, and we don’t even know if rhodiola is really standardized or not.
All in all, I was almost impressed with the formula in general, but the lack of attention to detail threw me off. It could have been a really good pre workout, but it ended up being standard. Not that standard is bad, but MuscleTech Anarchy pre-workout could have been an easy cop at the gym store.
Is it the Strongest Pre Workout Ever Unleashed?
No and it’s not even close. I’ve reviewed supplements at this price range that have higher quality ingredients and dosing. It’s on the right side of the spectrum, though, so that’s always a good thing. It’s strong, but not strong enough to earn that superlative.
So, does MuscleTech Anarchy pre-workout work?
MuscleTech Anarchy pre-workout works by giving you really good pumps that last long. It also works on boosting muscle endurance and giving you loads of energy. The only thing it likely won’t work on is anything related to its nootropic function.
Does MuscleTech Anarchy pre-workout have a lot of caffeine?
MuscleTech Anarchy pre-workout has 380 mg caffeine for 2 scoops. If that’s too much for you, you can use the 1 scoop or even the unmentioned 1.5 scoop which should only give you 285 mg of the stimulant.
So, is MuscleTech Anarchy pre-workout any good or just hype?
MuscleTech Anarchy pre-workout is definitely a bit overhyped. There’s nothing in the formula that would make me buy it over other brands that possess the same formula design, but for cheaper or with better ingredients.
MuscleTech Anarchy pre-workout benefits for muscle
The most benefits to your muscle will come from beta alanine as it’s known to boost muscle recovery significantly, making it a great post workout too like creatine. Pumps can help give your muscle a hand when lifting heavy iron.
MuscleTech Anarchy pre-workout is made for mostly MuscleTech fans. I personally don’t know anyone who likes MuscleTech, but almost everyone in my circle loves to hate the company. Outside of fans, MuscleTech Anarchy pre-workout is also for the user who likes to keep things simple when it comes to supplements.
The hefty dose of beta alanine is supposed to make you itch, but the CarnoSyn brand states they reduced that side effect. What you should be on the lookout for is caffeine. Even with theanine, the dosage is not enough to mitigate the side effects induced by 380 mg of the popular coffee drug.
Muscle Tech Anarcy Pros and cons
- Transparent blend. Everything is out in the open.
- Mostly good dosages. Especially with beta alanine.
- Muscle benefits. Get pumped and energized with every scoop.
- Premium shit. Spoiling us with brands, bro.
- Weak nootropics. At least give them proper dosages.
- Not enough theanine. 150 mg is too small for the amount of caffeine it has.
- Underdosed yohimbine. Gonna need more than 2.4 mg to get things done.
- 1 Can (30 servings): $29.99
- Available online and in retail stores
- Flavor: Fruit Punch
MuscleTech Anarchy pre-workout Review: Summary
MuscleTech Anarchy pre-workout isn’t bad nor is it a standout supplement. It hits more than it misses and is priced reasonably for what it provides. It is adequately dosed for the most part and the ingredients that lacked the proper serving sizes can be considered accessory ingredients, more or less.
MuscleTech Anarchy pre-workout falls a little towards the better part of the industry standard spectrum and for that reason, I think it’s worth buying. It’s just hella boring, though.
If I can improve MuscleTech Anarchy pre-workout, it would be reduce the caffeine and add the weight to theanine. I would also have excluded choline bitartrate and distribute the dose evenly among the remaining ingredients. But hey, that’s just me.