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 better supplement with greater drive and power than 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.
Driven Sports' Frenzy is the sequel to one of the most popular supplements of all time, Craze. With a highly synergistic matrix at its heart, Frenzy combines all the key facets desired by users of preworkout supplements into one blockbuster product that delivers above and beyond any other product of its class.
Frenzy took over 18 months for Driven Sports to formulate with constant refinements to the formulation process until the final product was ready. Everything users desire for in a preworkout - taste, performance, and the ability to work after repeated use has been perfected in the final version of Frenzy.
Frenzy is available as an exclusive product for Predator Nutrition and was manufactured for them exclusively. It is not available for sale in the USA.
|Serving size - 1 Scoop|
|Servings Per Container - 40|
As a dietary supplement, take 1-2 scoops with 8oz. of cold water 15-30 minutes prior to training. Start by taking 1 scoop to assess tolerance and increase the dosage slowly. Some individuals may find 1, 1.5 or 2 scoops is the ideal dose pre-workout.
Contents may settle after shipping. Shake container prior to each use.
Store in a cool, dry place.
Warning: Do not exceed 2 scoops in any 24 hour period
I have my own preworkout cocktail im trying, made up of base ingredients rather than premixed for me. I used craze before and liked it. When my brother bought Frenzy, I thought I'd try a sample... For science, and that sweet sweet pump.
took it about 45 mins before my workout with a banana. I'd also drank about 2-3 pints of water earlier in the day.
When in the gym, I didn't feel a thing. Didn't get any urge to do a billion pull ups or lift insanely heavy or anything. But I went through my program, powered it, kept the focus and intensity without realising it. All the way through I was thinking "it wasn't working, what a pile of crap."
But then I realised after my workout, I was super pumped, I hit the gym harder than in recent weeks and didn't get tired. The thirst for more wasn't there, but knew I could keep going.
Bottom line: It works, you don't get the thirst that craze gives you. But the focus, the will and the energy is there. You just won't realise it.
Ok-bought this out of my hard earned money so the review is real and genuine,
Have taken it 4 tmes now and have had 4 great training sessions. The great thing about it is that it doesnt actually feel that strong until you push yourself. There is no big rush as such but its like its there if you need it. This is an ideal supplement for triathlon or endurance events. The energy is smooth and there is no crash as such. I felt as strong as Ive felt in ages. Be interesting to see if tolerance builds on this product. Hopefully not and hopefully there is nothing illegal in it as I value my health.
Flavour wise I tried a sample of orange but bought the fruit punch which is slightly better but like most pre workouts not something you would drink otherwise!
Ordered 2 tubs last week. Today was my first workout with this PWO. Took 2 level scoops since I'm used to training with PWO's (The Curse, MyoBlitz, ...)
I took 2 scoops 20 minutes before my workout. Things I noticed ->
-good focus and mind-muscle connection
-needed little recovery time between sets
-got a huge pump
Straightforward results. Nothing out of the ordinary, just a very decent PWO. There's too many rubbish products out there that claim to be 'the one'. This one is decent material to fuel your workout. I trained alone today and was pretty fatigued pre training, but still got a nice workout. I think that, within the correct training atmosphere, this product will push you beyond your limits. I've 2 tubs minus 2 scoops left so more than enough opportunities to try out :)
Driven Sports hat sich mit dem Craze in Europaweit wenn nicht sogar Weltweit einen Namen verschafft.
Ob er jetzt gut oder nicht gut ist, sei jetzt einmal dahingestellt. Aber eines ist sicher der Name hat sich eingebrannt
Vor allem war es das happy Feeling sowie der Drang dazu trainieren zu gehen was diesen Booster ausmachte . Alles war viel einfacher und ging beinahe von selber, der innere Schweinehund war so gut wie ausgeschaltet! Die Konzentration, der Focus (Tunnelblick) sowie Energie stieg rapide an. Man schwitzte Emmens, der Puls ging hoch und die Atmung wurde um einen Tic schneller. Man bekam einen Trockenen Mund und verschlang einen Wasserflasche nach der anderen. Man musste sich regelrecht zum Essen zwingen. Es war jeden ans Herz zu legen die Einnahmezeiten zu beachten. Wirkung noch nach Wochen langer Einnahme. Kein Crash!
Die Rede ist natürlich von der ersten Version...
Natürlich wissen wir alle an was es schlussendlich gelegen hat warum es vom Markt verschwunden ist!
Um es zu erwähnen ich habe noch einen kleine Vorrat an Craze, was mir den direkten Vergleich zu Frenzy natürlich leicht macht.
Jetzt kommt Frenzy...
Vorab hier schreibe ich meine ersten Begegnungen mit Fenzy nach 5 Einnahmen, was jedem klar sein sollte, jeder Reagiert anders auf Stimulanzen deswegen wird es auch immer wieder unterschiedliche Erfahrungsberichte geben
Nach meiner Meinung hat DS es geschafft einen GUTEN Nachfolger zu kreieren! der aber leider das alte Craze nicht Komplet ablösen kann! Frenzy braucht sich aber auch vor keinem anderen Booster zu verstecken, sondern Hebt sich mit Guter Wirkung ab. Man könnte sagen DS ist wieder eine ganz besonderes Produkt gelungen ( Hauptaugenmerk liegt eindeutig auf Fokus und Kraft + minimal Stimmung) es geht eher in die Richtung altbewährten DMAA Boostern, Wenn gleich die Wirkung von Frenzy mit weniger Crash verbunden ist, "JA", ein leichtes Stimmungsloch war im Anschluss vorhanden.
Die Wirkung tritt auf nüchternen Magen nach ca fünfzehn Minuten ein und steigert sich Nach und Nach. Es ist eindeutig ein verschärfter Focus zu spüren, beinahe sogar ein Tunnelblick, man ist Hell wach und Konzentriert!
Pump ist Gut!
Keine Frage der Booster wirkt und ist im Moment einer der besten die ich probiert habe! Um ehrlich zu sein hatte ich bei weitem nicht so ein gutes Produkt erwartet, und bin daher angenehm überrascht.
Mir geht allerdings dieser besondere, "Motivation effect ab, der einem selbst wenn es einem zuvor nicht gefreut hatte Hausarbeit mit links erledigen lässt" ;-)
Es ist nicht so, dass kein Motivationsschub zu spüren ist, man bekommt sogar Richtig lust Gewichte zu stemmen dennoch unterscheidet sich die die Wirkung von craze deutlich.
Geschmacklich habe ich “Fruit Punch” getestet. Auf 0,4L bei gut gefüllten 2 Scoops ist ein leicht bitterer Nachgeschmack festzustellen. Nunja auch wenn der Geschmack von Frenzy von allen seiten gelobt wird, einen wahren Genuss stelle ich mir anders vor, aber und dass geht es auch nicht!
Wer nach einer zu vergleichenden Wirkung wie das alte Craze sucht wird enttäuscht.
Ansonsten kann ich diesen Booster echt weiter empfehlen!
All though I feel Frenzy is being way to hyped I do think it is worth investing in. For those who want that focus and drive element added into their workouts this is for you, tastes great too!by Freddie
Craze was the best there was, but i would have to say Frenzy might have a slight edge. I have tried just about every top pwo on the market and this is the bestby sam
Look at what appears to be a cheap propietary blend of creatine taurine and aminos it doesn't seem worth the money. But there is somthing special in this blend. Never experienced focus like it, have to actually force yourself to leave the gym. Awesome (add a gram of agmatine to it and you have the perfect pre workout)by tev
Been taking it for 5 days now and the first 4 days had similar effects to Craze. A little less focus, a little more energy, and no crash or jitters. Day 5 workout today was INSANE! Heavy chest day and core. PR on incline/decline bench. Still had energy for a 30 minute run. Thank you DS! Excellent product!by DC
Frenzy makes me have paranoid nightmares I have the same dream every night and I wake up in a huge panic, the dream is that they ban Frenzy in Australia.by Dan the Man
Best pre workout ever set all kinds of personal bests today !!!!!!!!! No horrible crash just a nice energy rush through my whole work out come pay day I will buy moreby Kurt Evans
Took my first dose yesterday. I felt like pretty much like crap and was supposed to have a rest day, but decided to go give this a trial since couldn't wait for today.
I was pretty sceptical, and thought that Frenzy would be just a regular waste of money which DS would use to ride on the success tide of Craze relying on that people would still buy it.
I was wrong, I had one of my best workouts for a long time, and had a good aggression and mind muscle connection for the whole time. No crash happened, I felt an calm euphoria (good for mental working) for like six hours after leaving the gym. For some people this might be bad, since I'm not sure I would take this three hours before going to bed!
This reminded me of my first contact with Craze back in 2012. Good job DS!
I used to use craze and loved it and was devastated when it was discontinued. For the past year I've tried about 8 different pre workouts and none have come close to craze.
I seen that driven sports had launched a new pre workout and had to buy it rite away.
I've been using frenzy for 10 days now and I've got to say its far superior to craze and any other pre workout I've tried there is unbelievable focus and unlimited energy I purchased the orange cream and must say that I'm not a fan of the taste but that's just my preference I would recommend frenzy to anyone works for me every time .
I would recommend that every one ditch other pre workouts and get frenzy.
I've also been using splyce watermelon and it's refreshing and tastes awesome I use it during my workout.
seit es Craze nicht mehr gibt suche ein alternative, ich habe fast alles probiert und nicht kam Craze nahe, Frenzy ist mindestens genau so gut wie Craze ! Wer Craze kennt wird Frenzy lieben...
Thanks so much for making this DS. I would have kept bending over for other companies because you know how we all chased that dragon with Craze, I would keep seeing other pre workouts. I got down on my knees and I just couldn't get what I wanted. Now thanks to Frenzy, you can have my holes all night and day Driven Sports! I'm your hoe! Thanks ;Dby Nigrak
Craze was the best there was but not perfect, Frenzy IS perfect!!!!!!by Teo
This product works better then craze, if i get to choose between these 2 i would pic frenzy feels more energy, feels just awesome. Absolute the best PWO out now!by Fred
like most people who have reviewed this, i rarely do these things, but it is that good, people need to know, im a massive stim junkie, and have tried them all, ritual was the closest thing i found to work, i still have craze left, but this is now my first choice,after just under 2 scoops, the endurance it gives you is unmatched, it gives you consistent bouts of europhia which last hours after the workout,you just keep going, the feelings are so strange, you think you cant do no more, then suddenly your back in the mindset, so far has very impressed, plus no crash or come down, increased on lifts and endurance, since receiving my first tub i have bought another 5 and will prob get more lol, i cant see this being around for too long, plus this is the first batch and likely to be the best and strongest, remember that first batch of jack3d, so if you can afford it stock up, what is in this stuff, i would love to know!by marc
To be honest I didn't rate craze that highly and after so many products coming on the market with so much hype that have turned out to be average at best I was pleasantly surprised by frenzy. Personally I love the fruit punch flavour and the slight fizz you get with it- but it is very very sweet!! I didn't get the all out aggression that some people have noted but I did get very good focus and a feel good factor that took about 30 mins to kick in. Pumps were average and the intense energy surge was lacking for me. The highlight of the product was how subtle it was- I had an amazing couple of workouts without feeling cracked out or jittery afterwards which is a real plus. Have taken one and two scoops and there wasn't too much difference in the effects for me- at one scoop per workout this product is good value for sure. Whilst I think there are still many better pre's on the market and frenzy certainly lacks many key ingredients that a pre should have (IMO) it is a solid product and worth trying.by Owen
Didnt think I ever would write this but... Frenzy is actually so damn good. In my honest opinion way better then craze. Its so good I cant even describe... Sick product ds!!!by David
The king is back; this time it's different and more energy focused. I'm so glad this wasn't a flop. This is indeed better than craze (it doesn't have craze 'focus' but more than compensates for that in everything else).
The king is back!
Ps. Buying 3 more tubs in case 'you know what'
First time I've ever felt like leaving a product review. Ever.
This is an amazing pre workout supplement! I've been a fan of Craze previously and having tried Frenzy I can honestly say this stuff is the real deal! When it kicks in, you feel as though someone's flicked a beast mode switch on. I felt stronger than usual and had tons of energy. Unlike craze, I had no trouble sleeping that night and the only downside was that I felt exhausted after a few hours. This was either a genuine crash side effect or the result of pushing myself so hard.
Anyways, hope you find this review useful
**Before I start this review I want to first say I hate reviews that say exactly what you want to hear about a product this one will include negatives along with positives!**
I was a big fan of Craze and have been using it frequently for at least a year and loved the energy, focus and mood lift it gave me and it really helped me in the gym and get motivated! When I heard craze was taken of the market it was a big letdown as seriously nothing on the market could compare. When I heard about Frenzy I just hoped it wouldn't be a flop like jack 3d was with its reformulation. I then ordered Frenzy straight away but due to the demand for the product I only received mine today as of April the 5th.
As soon as the post arrived I opened the box and examined the tub and top marks of course to the designers of the tub. I also like the way they have added extra protection against counterfeiters with a shiny new logo and tiny ink blots on net weight writing so should make photocopy labels near impossible to do, great marks for that! I was a victim of craze counterfeit and so glad they have taken extra measures to help prevent it.
I opened the tub and was not best pleased with the seal on the tub it was like it was stuck on with super glue and had to tear it of leaving a mess, not the biggest issue but not as easy to get into as craze! The powder looks like crazes powder and smells like drumstick lollies (fruit punch flavour) and it did bring back a few fond memories when I was younger which was a nice surprise. The scoop is different from craze and is at least twice the size of what Crazes was but we do get more product this time (325g ) to combat the extra scoop size which is generous indeed.
I waited till the early evening before trying to test this night time theory. I took at 2 scoops at 20:00, why 2 since I might as well experience its strongest effects and not to be hindered by my sometimes high tolerance.
I added the powder to aprox 500ml of cold water and noticed as soon as the powder hit the water it starts to fizz and froth slightly. Frenzy mixes very well but still had the same issue with craze with the white solids sinking to the bottom so required the occasional swirl to get it all. The taste for me was not the best quite disappointed about it. It was very very sweet and overpowering but I could see overtime eventually growing to like it like I did with candy grape Craze. I guess doing one scoop will make it taste not as strong but Frenzy definitely looses marks on that one. Once fully mixed the colour of the Fruit punch becomes a pinkish colour and makes it look quite appealing hopefully the orange flavour is better if I order again in the future.
I downed The drink to get it over with on an almost empty stomach at around 20:10 I could feel a slight rise in my energy levels and a hint of a euphoric feeling definitely acts quicker than craze! At around 20:30 The energy was getting stronger but the euphoric feeling stayed much the same more or less came in waves. The feel good you got from Craze was stronger and this is what I feel lacking in Frenzy but the energy you get from Frenzy is miles better. With craze I could happily chill and listen to some music and not have too much of an urge to move. Frenzy is completely different it gets you moving and it feels amazing when you do. Once the Frenzy reached its peak before 21:00 I suddenly got extreme focus and I honestly would say its stronger focus than you got with Craze. I was lifting some Dumbbells curls at my home as my local gym sucks so I use my own equipment. I was just looking around at objects and they seemed more in depth and my peripheral vision was reduced allowing almost pin point vision. The energy by this point was insane, probably the best way to put it and lifting weights to doing cardio I thought I could just keep going, tops craze by a big margin here. Craze was for me less energy and more mood enhancement and I definitely miss the mood enhancement part. Frenzy is very aggressive and did make me edgy as when someone came to talk to me I had a slight feeling of anger and got a bit pissed off and wanted to continue my workout. It is comparable to when you have had a long day and want space to yourself but people keep getting in your way it was exactly like that. Although this is great for doing workouts as it keeps you going and aggression definitely gives you a drive and an edge it could give you problems when you are around people who may get in your way. I did notice the energy made my limbs feel light and I sort of had a spaced out feeling to it meaning weights felt almost effortless allowing you to get that extra rep. Time between sets was noticeably reduced as the energy was always there.
Frenzy had a few other effects one that it did not produce that horrible cotton mouth that craze gave me and it randomly gave me a chill up my spine which was weird. The effects definitely last as long as 4 hours but not much more than that and I feel I could easily sleep. You can tell it has worn off unlike craze which kept me up at night on a few occasions as there was lingering effects to it but so far frenzy does not. This product did not make my heart beat really deep like craze which is great this feels a lot lighter on heart which I suppose is a positive. One other weird thing is it left a strange smell in my nose and not sure if it was something in my room but it wasn't unpleasant but I'll have to see if it happens next time.
Frenzy is a great pre-work out and is definitely gives you that edge and drive you want in your workout. I can't just get away from that feeling that something is missing from being a user of craze for so long. Frenzy beats craze in all aspects except for the mood lift which was one of my favourite points about craze. Frenzy did produce a notable pump this time around which is great. I think Driven sports deserve a good round of applause for making another great pre workout and not producing another Jack 3d micro! Many users will love this product especially ones new to the pre-workouts but for some craze fans out there like me they will definitely notice that craze had better aspects in some areas where as frenzy does to. I would honestly say given the chance I might just have to try craze again over frenzy and I would give frenzy a score of 9/10. Better in the gym but not on getting you that amazing mind set, just anger and agression.
Well it's not Craze and it pricey compared to similar products! I must say I don't do reviews but in fairness I found this outstanding ! I am in my 50s and need all the help I can get...and I got it! Intense focus and stamina, quick recovery between sets and a desire, no a need, to carry on and do more! Everyone is different but this gave me all I needed. Very impressed. Only downside is price and large amount of powder for one serving when compared to Craze or similar products I have tried! While I think PES enhanced is better value this has got the edge! Well done for stocking this Predator Nutrition ...just a shame about price!by Dean
Great pre workout. I used to use craze then when that got discontinued I turned to assault, on pre, curse, c4, SuperDrive and jacked, these didn't have anywhere near the drive and focus as frenzy did. The only downside is it leaves you in a state of euphoria for hours and hours not really experienced that before so it feels strange but if your looking for something to get that workout intensity your looking for then this is it!by Mikey
Lives up to all the hype it's better than craze nice to see the price is good to thank you dsby Tatt
I was a massive fan of Craze and gutted when it was banned. I looked and looked for something to compare but there hasnt been anything until Frenzy.
It arrived yesterday. I had 2 scoops then hit chest at the gym. Definitely gives you a tunnel focus unlike other pre workouts. You do get a similar 'euphoric' feeling as with Craze if you have enough of it.
I'll be honest, I rarely leave reviews of products unless something really does amaze me. Frenzy is one of the rare supplements that did just that.
I was a huge fan of Craze before it was discontinued, I loved the insane focus and feeling of absolutely dominating my workouts.
I would choose Frenzy over Craze any day (given the choice), for me Craze had a horrible 'emotional crash' afterwards resulting in a depressed feeling for a couple of hours after (this feeling was intensified on the rare occasions when I missed a PR attempt!).
Frenzy put me "in the zone" for some serious training and I felt absolutely no crash afterwards, I took my first serving around 10pm at night and managed to get to sleep 2 hours later at 12am without issue, it just seems to "wear off".
Felt 100% focussed, aggressive and generally awesome when training, I would compare this feeling to training whilst 'on cycle' even though I am currently off. Pumps were INSANE also, better than anything else I have tried in this department.
All in all a great pre-workout, would recommend.
A Great pre that makes you want to snap the gym bars. it is helping me with cutting, and is much better than craze.by Paul
I spent a day eyeballing Frenzy when it arrived at work one morning. Ordered the fruit punch as it's a safe flavour having tried most other fruit punch sups. Submitting to my urges I had to taste it, falling just before a managerial meeting....
Initial thoughts were '!#*? the bed, this tastes like drumstick lollies'
5.30pm: 30 minutes before a heavy training session of back and HIIT I served up a scoop and half. I felt in control, there wasn't any tunnel vision focus, but i'd expected that with the ingredients profile. I felt no real difference other than the desire to keep squeezing out reps, there was no sensation of fatigue.
What was meant to be an hours session turned into a 2 hours slog of heavy ass weight training, even the HIIT at the end felt a wash over.
It wasn't till an hour after I think it all caught up to me..... In bed KO'd 9pm.
Little focus, self derived
Had to push harder for any sort of pump
Sense of divine power.
This is it, stack with Agmatine Sulfate for the best pre you'll ever take. Oh and the managerial meeting went great, big as smile on my face.
So as far as quality and performance on my first try(with 2 scoops) it was brilliant, can't rate it enough! Although I'm sure I read it was ok for evening use which I don't agree with since I took it at 7:30pm and am still awake at 2:30am!! Will definitely be finishing the tub and buying again though but will keep it for earlier workouts!! Also would have it 40-50 minutes before a workout rather than the recommended 15-30 but that's just a personal thing I think, may be different for everyone!! But it's everything I expected and more performance wise!!!by Stephi
i have to say a was a massive craze fan loved the product, this is a whole other product. took 2 scoops 15 minutes before my workout, kicked in after 5. i had the best focus and energy boost ever. i usually lift 44kg dumbbells for chest i got the 50kgs up which is a new pb for me. please buy this product if you want better gains it top class.by michaelu
After all the controversy over Craze I was very optimistic about buying this product. I took my first serving today and have to admit Frenzy is truly in a league of its own. The energy and buzz from this product is absolutely phenomenal. I hit my push day today and hit 3 personal bests on bench, overhead press and tricep pushdown. The pump Frenzy gives you is very intense and extreme and is somehow even better than its predecessor Craze.
I highly recommend Frenzy to anyone who is looking for the best pre workout product on the market.
Driven Sports have done it again!
Got this delivered yesterday, went to the gym this morning after one scoop and Wow! that's the only word I have. I have never written a review before but this was so mind blowing that I just had to. First of all, I never tried Craze or any pre workout with DMAA so I can't tell how it is compared to those. However, I have tried numerous other pre workouts (C4 Extreme, N.O. Xplosion 2.0...) and this one is in another category. In another world even. I really didn't believe all the hype and I was a little sceptical about the ingredients. However, I was (liturally) blown away and I'm pretty sure I did every set to a failure. I even forgot to count the reps sometimes which is quite odd. I still can't believe that a pre workout can have this amazing effects. I'm not sure if it is the 4-Methyl-2-Pentanamine Citrate or the B-Phenylethylamine HCl that does this but I'm a little curious.
I got the Fruit Punch flavour and it was fine, not too bad.
Recommended for anyone who wants to take it to the next level.
OK, so im one of the lucky people to receive a tub of new DS Frenzy today.
I've been eagerly awaiting Frenzy, I have tried the majority of pre-workout
supplements and use them each time before i hit the gym.
So, how does it rate?
I took 1.5 scoops this afternoon around 40 mins before a cardio session.
Its very different to craze, much more stimulant based,
you definelty get a high after around 30-40 minutes and
get a serious urge to get down the gym!.
Usually when i go on the bike it takes a good 5 minutes before my heart rate is 130bpm+
Today - less than 1.5 minutes!
I also noticed i sweat alot more than on Craze.
The session was easy, definelty alot more 'clean' energy and a very positive attitude
- like a 'nothing is going to stop me' kind of mentality.
Interesting point : the label on the tub states 'this product may contain ingredients banned
by certain organisations. user accepts all risks, liabilities and consequences in regards
to testing and use of this product'. lol!
I've seen some crazy stuff in pre workouts, I went from using Jack3d to Craze and I will tell you, Jack3d is for babies. Since I've been using Frenzy, it was like, the real frenzy deal. I took it before a workout and I was like this is better than craze! Like yeah baby!by Oreo
when i first got the sample i was like its no way better than craze. but i was so wrong its so much better. good job dsby Thomas
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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