First of all – I was extremely skeptical trying this product for one reason: Walmart. I had to ask myself “Does Arnold Iron Pump Really Work?” Then I came to my senses and forgot who I was talking about here. This is Arnold Schwarzenegger’s very own line of supplements. It HAS to work, right?
Of course it does! It’s the Terminator, Conan the Barbarian, and the Kindergarten Cop all in one tub. This stuff should make me feel just like Arnold did right before he stepped on stage to win Mr. Olympia in Australia. It should make me feel just like Arnold did when he covered himself in mud in order to hide from “The Predator.” It should even make me feel like Arnold did when he first found out he was going to be the governor of the most popular state in the country – California for Christ’s sake! Okay – that may have all been a little overkill but….
I decided to try Arnold Iron Pump and now I’m going to share my thoughts with you on this product. I spent $15 on 20 servings which isn’t horrible. Most of the pre-workouts I’ve used in the past cost around $30 for 30 servings so in a way, Arnold Iron Pump is a little cheaper.
I used Arnold Iron Whey Protein years ago and really liked it so I was definitely hoping this met my strict standards as well. Upon first glance, it seems like a pretty quality product but there was one red flag right off of the bat. There’s no creatine in this product which may be a “con” for those of you looking to build muscle. It’s always nice to get that extra boost of creatine in there but for me personally – it wasn’t necessarily a deal breaker. It’s still packed with a few ingredients that I always look for in a pre-workout such as caffeine and B12. Also missing from the equation is Beta Alanine but again – not a deal breaker for me as it tends to make me very itchy and hot anyways. So, is Arnold Iron Pump any good? After trying it once – it sort of is.
While it made me sweat profusely and gave me a decent boost of energy (I hadn’t consumed any products with caffeine in them for about a week prior to trying this) – the bad definitely outweighed the good. It has a horrid taste (Fruit Punch), is very harsh on the stomach, and I didn’t experience much of a pump at all if any. While I’m not one of those guys that gets a crazy pump out of a workout or a supplement – I usually get somewhat of a pump and Arnold Iron Pump didn’t do that for me which sucks because it even has “pump” in the name.
For $15 – I can’t complain too much though. It’s still a decent product and I’ll support anything that Arnold Schwarzenegger does for as long as I live. He’s an inspiration, action movie legend, and all around badass regardless of whether or not some cheap line of supplements he put his name on does what I want it to or not. Will I continue using this product? Probably not! However…
I’ll finish out the tub I purchased and if I’m ever low on money or don’t feel like waiting on a replacement to come in the mail – I’ll swing by Walmart and grab a tub of this to hold me over.
Arnold Iron Pump is a decent, affordable pre-workout product available at Walmarts everywhere (as well as places like GNC, Amazon, etc). It didn’t give me a very good pump but I did get a nice surge out of energy out of it. The taste SUCKED but you can never expected supplements to taste good and if you do – you’re looking at it completely wrong.