SSP- Scientific Sports Products- is a supplement company that is based out of the New Jersey area. Their backbone product is called “The System,” which is a three-way synergistic supplement combination of a “Pre,” “Post,” and “Lean Meal Replacement.”
Personally, I have used the “Post” for my after workout supplementation and I absolutely love it. I do not know if I will every use another post workout powder. I love it because it isn’t just loaded with an absurd amount of protein. Most importantly, it is very high in carbohydrates, which is vital to recovery (not protein!!!). It contains more important ingredients (in short) like their spectra recovery blend that has various extracts from vegetables and other important, nutritious ingredients.
For all my love for “Post,” I have never tried either “Pre” or the “Lean Muscle Meal.” Today, I tried all three, in order, to see how the system really works.
Before my workout, I drank about 8 oz of “Pre.” The taste was certainly interesting; a trait I actually enjoy in my pre workout drinks. Why? I realize that there are good chemicals and ingredients rather than just some caffeine, sugar and flavored powder (there is caffeine in “Pre”). As I began to work out, my focus increased and my drive to smash the workout increased. I did not have the jitters, but I certainly had a warm feeling on my face. Overall, I crushed my workout and I can definitely attribute some of that to “Pre.” From someone who has used sketchy (in terms of the ingredients) pre-workout formulas before, “Pre” is definitely the best pre workout I have used.
After my workout, I had an 8 oz cup of water mixed with a packet of “Post.” You all already know my relationship with “Post,” which I consider a vital factor to the reason I have been reasonably lean through out my college career. I am going to be honest- you cannot beat SSP’s blend for their “Post.” It is for people who are concerned with performance. Put this in perspective, all my body building friends; Don’t you need to lift heavy weights to build all that muscle? Why would you drink a typical high-protein shake that has a million grams of protein (that your body will end up secreting most of) over a formula that has the ingredients to help you recover faster and enhance performance? I understand the idea of trying to just build up weight before you cut. But why not build that muscle naturally with proper ingredients?
About three hours after I trained, I treated myself to a “Lean Muscle Meal” shake. After looking at the nutrition label, this formula is much more similar to a typical protein shake. But it is more than just a protein shake. First off, it doesn’t contain as much protein as the hypothetical protein shake I have been referencing. Since you are using this shake as a meal combined with a reasonable amount of protein in the shake, there is a much higher chance your body will retain most (if not all) the protein you drank from the shake. Also, there are so many more vitamins, minerals and carb/fat complexes that makes the shake a viable meal replacement option. I had this shake as a form of my lunch, and it was able to hold me over until dinner.
I thought that it would be fair to write a little about how I felt the day after using the system. First off, I got about nine hours of sleep. I have not been able to sleep very well (my last post), so this was a good sign. After going through my morning routine and putting the final touches to this blog post, I feel focused and refreshed after a long day yesterday.
All in all, I believe that SSP’s “The System” is a strong reflection of what the company is trying to do. They genuinely care about what they are giving their consumers. They add ingredients that not many other companies do, created a culture within their brand, and go the extra mile to get all of their products approved with the World Anti-Doping Agency. This is a good product and I highly recommend for people of all kinds of training backgrounds to take.