Driven Sports is a byword for top of the line supplements that work exactly as promised. Among the long line of supplements from DS, the likes of Activate Xtreme, Lean Xtreme, Triazole and Craze have all gone down as legends in the supplement industry, notable for producing tremendous improvements in muscle size, strength, fat loss, and performance in the gym. As such, Frenzy had a lot to live up to but having tried this product a few times we are pleased to say that once again Driven Sports have produced a preworkout supplement which quite possibly beats Craze. Certainly based on our own feedback and those of customers to date people have remarked upon the fact that it is a stronger stimulant with greater aggression than the more focus oriented Craze.
With two flavours available at launch and with Frenzy being a worldwide exclusive to Predator Nutrition we anticipate this one is going to be another special supplement which proves a hit with both existing fans of Driven Sports and also anyone looking for a supplement to turbocharge their performance to new heights.
Everyone will make the direct comparison with craze. This is nothing like previous release from driven sports!
Being slightly contreversional, I was not originally a massive fan of craze. Moving from a supply of the original Jack3d, I was disappointed by the hype when I finally had to go DMAA free.
Overtime I began to appreciate Craze for what it was, a very powerful mind workout that allowed a tunnel focus.
Frenzy on the other hand is much more, this makes me a want to hit the weights and keep at them. For me, frenzy far exceeds craze.
I took my sample just before hitting the gym, the advice was 10 minutes before. I didn't feel a rapid onset, Infact it was probably a good 25-30 minutes before I really felt it kick I'm, but when I did, boy was it worth it. This is exactly what the market has been missing.
Flavour wise, orange this was easily the best tasting pre workout I have had. This is not a big thing for me, but never the less top marks on this front.
My endurance was through the roof, I trained chest and biceps, and rattled out extra reps on EVERYTHING and even reduced rest towards the end of my workout.
Unlike craze, I could actually tell when this had worn off and it lasted around 70 minutes. This was taken on an empty stomach as directed.
I cannot wait until this is available for purchaer, I will be first inline. Until that time, I will need to make do with the very poor options that are available.
Seriously, nothing comes close to this.
Hats off to the development guys as DS. Well done!!
by Joe Black
Taste - I mixed with about 400-500ml of cold water, taste was fine, certainly better than craze and was easy to drink down no problem.
mixability - again good, only a few shakes and the product was dissolved, after leaving to settle there was a few tiny little powder crystals, but nothing to worry about, this was very minimal, and after a shake would mix back into solution.
The kick initially started when I started walking to get the bus to the Gym, at first, maybe 5-10 minutes, I felt nothing. As i sat down and the bus set off within about 10 -15 minutes I felt just as though I was in a good mood. At this point my mind started to race, I was in such a good mood, I couldnt wait to get into the gym, I had my headphones on and couldnt help but tap my feet and fidget while waiting to get off and train.
When walking up the stairs to the gym I felt great, ready for action. Very pleased that I was so hyped up.
While training, I felt great while lifting the weights. One thing I did notice was my usual failure point was completely obliterated because I was so hyped up on moving the weight around, and it felt so good to release all the energy I had, my reps were increasing by around 3-4 even on heavy lifts, purely because my mind felt so good releasing all this energy in such an aggressive manner, that my body didn't realise how hard I was working it.
After around 70/80 minutes in the gym training back I had run out of ideas, I had trained every muscle in my back as hard as I could and had no idea how else to keep working, I knew my workout had been immense, possible the hardest I'd worked in a good few months, but I wasn't for leaving, It still felt so amazing training this hard, and i still had this intense energetic/aggressive feeling. So I started to work on my biceps, for this I thought Id stick with some high volume training. So I went ahead and decided I would do 5 sets of 21s after some heavy hammer curls. I knew this was ambitious, but was so eager to push myself and keep pumping this amazing feeling. halfway through the 21s my arms were on FIRE, they felt hot to touch, and my forearms felt very very swollen. by the end of the 5th set, my arms were so pumped and vascular, and my back still felt wide, I felt like a complete beast, and wanted to carry on training but after 90 minutes I knew it wouldn't be wise.
I felt utterly unstoppable, and all I could think about was training again. Thats how you know you've had an awesome workout, when you leave because you have to, not because you want to!
So before I went to the pool and had my routine sauna, I was so pumped it took me a solid 5 minutes to get my T shirt off, and once off, I felt very happy with how id trained, and gave myself some credit that I deserve to be proud of myself for pushing things that hard.
All I thought about in the Sauna was the session I'd just had, and how soft my other sessions seemed in comparison to it, and this new level of intensity that I had discovered. I was very optimistic about training knowing that I have it in me to train like I did.
The feel good high carried on pretty much all day, I almost felt like I had been taking some potent testosterone boosters. I'll admit I was rather concerned about sleeping that night, but as soon as I was in bed, it was lights out, I think my body needed the rest, and I slept like a baby for a solid 9 hours.
Needless to say, I am sore as hell today, and am typing with bent arms as my DOMS are the boss of me at the minute!
To conclude, Frenzy, for me was not about focus like craze was, It was about such a mind blowing, rage inducing, euphoria causing stim, which literally FORCES you to train like a basket case.
Ill be interested to see everyone reaction, Driven Sports obviously had a gauntlet laid out for them to produce a successor to craze, but the occasion has certainly been risen to, and I look forward to seeing everyone else's experience of what I think will be another legendary preworkout.
Note: I am a friend of someone from Predator Nutrition and I am stating this here so people understand my affiliation to the product reviewed.
Aside from Reggie who left his review up top, I am the second person at Predator to be lucky enough to try a beta version of the new Frenzy preworkout from Driven Sports.
As a big fan of Craze (before it became too expensive to buy!) I have been lucking for a good preworkout focused on energy. I am a big fan of Purus Labs Condense for a more pump oriented preworkout as well as Applied Nutriceuticals Uncut for energy. Aside from Craze and ignoring DMAA based supplements of the past, I don't feel there is anything too intense out there so Frenzy could do well if it matches Craze.
I used the sample sachet (orange flavour) on my drive to the gym. Maybe ten minutes or so into it I found myself feeling a little restless. I got to the gym and as I warmed up I noticed a few things:
I felt hungry for training. It is a hard thing to describe but I relate it back to when I was 18 years old and just starting out. I used to grunt through gruelling workouts and was always impatient for my rest times to finish. As I am older now, this hasn't been the case with me generally resting 3+ mins between sets and so this was definitely noticeable.
Linked to the above I noticed I did not want to engage others in conversation whereas normally I am amiable. This was VERY different to Craze where I sometimes would talk away for ten mins if someone got my attention. While Craze was great for that type of thing what I really want from a PWO is to tear up the gym and get that whole angry feeling and for me Frenzy easily beats Craze here.
In my actual workout I compared notes to my previous session.
Close Grip Bench Press - 264 - 2, 253 - 3, 242 - 4
Pullups + 30kg - 5R on set 1 and 2R on set 2
Close Grip Bench Press - 242 -2, 264 - 2, 286 - 3, 264 - 6(PB)
Pullups + 40kg - 5R, Pullups + 30kg - 5R
Overall I could not be more pleased. I set a PB on close grip bench press AFTER a hard set of 3 reps which far exceeded performance the previous week. I did not put it down above but I also set a PB for seated military press later in the workout despite the fatigue caused by the 6 rep set of close grip bench in particular.
I am writing this up maybe 30 mins after I finished training. One th
I have been lucky enough to acquire a further sample of "Frenzy" and was asked to put a review on this forum as well so here goes…
Having used this before I was keen to try the new version (see below)
Again as before this mixed effortlessly in water but I preferred this flavour to the previous one. Not that the first was bad just I liked this better. In a direct comparison to the flavour of Craze, Frenzy is much much better.
Ten minutes later and boom I'm full of energy.
I thought I would change my workout a bit and shortened rest time in between sets by half and increased reps at the same weight as before to make it more challenging. 55 minutes later and workout was complete. The increased energy I got from Frenzy made the workout so much easier than it was last time I tried increasing reps and shortening rest time. Previously I could not sustain the pace or reps past two working sets on each exercise I did and had to reduce the reps on subsequent sets. This time I finished all four working sets on each exercise with the shortened rest time.
Interestingly I felt energised for a few hours post workout too.
I cannot wait for the release of Frenzy as nothing has aided me as much before.
Driven Sports have definitely made a fantastic product. Well done to them !!! -
As a director of the company that is the exclusive EU distributor of Driven Sports it is worthwhile stating in advance that I am both a huge fan of Craze and of preworkouts in general and probably have wider experience than anyone with different types.
Craze was a sensational product and for me I found I would get great performances in the gym through the sheer unalloyed focus it gave me. With that said, if there was a knock on Craze it is that the stimulant component of it was not as strong as some preworkouts that were formerly on the market. It certainly never caused the type of heart pounding, "I want to kill someone" fury that some products I have tried in the past delivered.
The question when I sampled Frenzy was how would it stack up against Craze and other preworkouts in general. I have used it twice now so the review which follows is a summary based on my experience to date.
Taste - I will get this out of the way first as while it is the first thing people will notice from Frenzy it is pretty far down my list of priorities. With that said both the orange cream and fruit punch flavours were fine and, on balance, the taste here is better than Craze for those who care. It doesn't taste overly sweet and seems to taste the best with a good quantity of water (I used 500ml) - Rating - 8/10
Energy - When taking Craze I would feel very dialled into my own world and in fact I sometimes would delay training while I finish off sending an email. If you are picking a preworkout for writing a long essay I don't think Craze can be topped! Having said that, even when going above max dosing on Craze I never got the jittery kind of energy which I associate with improved performance (certainly, the likes of the old Jack3d delivered well in this regard no matter what you think of DMAA). Despite this Craze works phenomenally well for training just through the focus it provides but if it was ever missing a string to its bow, that string was energy.
Frenzy by contrast produced less focus but a greater feeling of energy. Between sets I felt quite restless and aggressive whereas with Craze this was never really the case. Energy levels were up but in a very smooth way that stays with you for the duration of a long workout. Based on my workout performances over the last few weeks when I have been using Craze and Frenzy, the PB's in the gym the last two days while using Frenzy beat anything I did with Craze. Rating 10/10
Post-Workout - Frenzy of course isn't a post-workout but the biggest issue I found with Craze and the old school of DMAA based preworkouts was the after effects of training hard on them. Appetite is down, focus is below where you need it if working a desk job and, generally speaking Craze wasn't ideal if you were training at any other time than the morning or early afternoon.
By contrast, Frenzy kicks in around 10 mins after drinking it and then keeps you at a high energy level for a couple of hours before slowly, imperceptibly declining to a steady level. Straight after my workouts I felt fine to eat, and was able to have a productive day (as evidenced by this long review which is written around 3 hrs after I finished my workout). Rating 10/10
I am a big fan of all the Driven Sports range and I am sure Frenzy is bound to be a hit with fans of preworkouts. Better energy, aggression, and sustained performance throughout the session makes this a supplement which I am sure will make people forget about Craze in due course.
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