Thursday, 10 October 2013
Then last month, the owner of Onnit Labs was a guest on the wodcast podcast. He explained his products very well and the one I was interested in most was "Shroom TECH Sport". There's lots of explanations of what it does on the internet but basically it gives you 50% more oxygen while working out. To me this sounded too amazing not to try because I'm always gassed during workouts.
It arrived last weekend so I decided to test it.
8 hours sleep the night before
Paleo food the day before
Train at 7am (1 hour after waking)
Leave one day rest between workouts
Train the below workout:
Three rounds for time of:
Row 1000 meters
50 Box jumps, 24" box
Run 800 meters
The reason I chose the above workout is because I know it gasses me out, it's long so any differences would show up in a big way, all the movements require little skill, and my rowing is very consistent.
Time: 52 mins 42 seconds
( 3 Shroom TECH Sport pills were taken 45mins prior to workout start as per instructions on the bottle )
Time: 51 mins 34 seconds
I did not feel any different between workout 1 and workout 2. When I do the same workout back to back I always improve my result so a 68 second PR in such a long met-con is normal for me. Had no feelings of being energised and my recovery between rowing, burpee sets, box jump sets, and 800m felt no different.
Irrelevant information: I did the workouts with a friend who got around 45 mins
This was a pity because I really wanted this product to work after reading a lot of bad things about Aubrey Marcus (WarriorPoetUS). There are a lot slandering comments about him on the internet related to phishing scams and people lose respect for him because he has another company that sells vibrators for men.
I also wanted this product to work so I could train harder. I will not be using it again and will make use of Onnit's refund policy. I'll update this blog post with how the refund goes later.