We have a theory on how MuscleTech chooses its supplement names:
The manufacturers must write a bunch of random words on a dartboard, blindfold one of their interns, and have said intern blindly toss darts at the board while MuscleTech’s CEO jots down the hit names in order. Because how else do you explain names like Shatter Ripped SX-7 Revolution?
Here, we’ll give it a try: Xtreme Action Ford F150 Skateboard.
Sounds extreme, bro! Except we’re not reviewing this supplement based on its name but rather on the content of its formula. Let’s read the Shatter Ripped SX-7 Revolution review to get a better look on this bad boy.
About Shatter Ripped SX-7 Revolution
Formulated by the hugely popular MuscleTech, Shatter Ripped SX-7 Revolution bills itself as the “Ultimate Pre-Workout Weight Loss” stack, targeting both fat loss and exercise performance. They also boast of some “cutting-edge, dual-phase” stuff, but, like… we’ll need to see the numbers on that to believe it. Formula notes:
- MyoShock Performance: The first blend focuses on PWO muscle pumps, enhancing N.O. production for better circulation and muscle stamina.
- Energy, Focus & Thermogenesis: The second blend provides a mix of caffeine, CGAs, and exotic, under-dosed, herbal extracts.
- Fruity Flavors: These herbs must taste like hot garbage, because MuscleTech has masked their flavors with other “Natural and Artificial Flavors” — such as Rainbow Fruit Burst.
Shatter Ripped SX-7 Revolution Supplement Facts
|Serving Size: 1 scoop (6g)|
Servings Per Container: Approx. 50
|Amount Per||1 Scoop||2 Scoop|
|MyoShock™ Performance Blend|
|Beta-alanine (CarnoSyn®)||1,600 mg||3,200 mg|
|L-citrulline (as L-citrulline and PepForm® L-citrulline peptides)||1,500 mg||3,000 mg|
|Energy, Focus & Thermogenesis Enhancer|
|Caffeine (as caffeine anhydrous and ActivSphere™ sustained-release caffeine)||220 mg||440 mg|
|C. canephora robusta extract (robusta coffee) (bean)||200 mg||400 mg|
|Standardized for 45% chlorogenic acids|
|AlphaSize® Alpha-Glyceryl Phosphoryl Choline||50 mg||100 mg|
|Grains of paradise extract (as Afromomum melagueta) (seed)||20 mg||40 mg|
|Guayusa (as Iles guayusa) (leaf)||20 mg||40 mg|
|Yohimbe extract (as Pausinystalia yohimbe) (bark)||20 mg||40 mg|
|Standardized for 6% yohimbine|
|Wakame extract (as Undaria pinnatifida) (leaf)||10 mg||20 mg|
|Standardized for 10% fucoxathin|
|Flowering quince (as Chaenomeles speciosa) (fruit)||10 mg||20 mg|
|Satsuma orange concentrate (as Citrus unshiu) (pulp)||2 mg||4 mg|
|Huperzine-A (as Huperzia serrata) (aerial parts)||10 mcg||20 mcg|
Citric Acid, Silicon Dioxide, Natural and Artificial Flavor, Malic Acid, Sucralose, Acesulfame-Potassium, Gum Arabic, Oleic Sunflower Oil, FD&C Blue No. 1. Contains milk and soy ingredients. Processed in a facility that also processes egg, peanut, fish, tree nut and wheat ingredients.
|Directions for Weight Loss: Mix 1 serving (1 scoop) with 8 oz. of cold water and consume 30 minutes before your two largest meals.|
For best results, use with a diet and exercise program. Do not snack between meals or before bed. Do not exceed 2 servings (2 scoops) in a 24-hour period. Do not take within 5 hours of bedtime. Read the entire label before use and follow directions provided.
Directions for Pre-Workout: For more energy, mix 2 servings (2 scoops) with 16 oz. of cold water and consume 30 minutes before your workout.
Shatter Ripped SX-7 Revolution stacks PWO pumps with stimulating fat burners and brain-nourishing nootropics.
What more do you need? The only thing missing from this list are the testosterone boosters — although, some may claim that Shatter Ripped SX-7’s N.O. boosters may help even with that. (Mayyybe.) Nevertheless, Shatter Ripped SX-7 Revolution accomplishes a lot with its power powder scoops, targeting the performance gains and fat burns with its non-proprietary (that’s right: no proprietary BS) blends. Check it:
Shatter Ripped SX-7 Revolution Review: Ingredients
MyoShock Performance Blend
Achieving the pre-workout angle in this formula, this non-proprietary blend provides two hugely popular PWO ingredients:
Beta-alanine (as CarnoSyn®) – Hard-hitting muscle support via reduced muscle fatigue and enhanced ergogenic strength. Also, first-time beta-alanine users get the tinglies, which can be alarming and fun.
L-citrulline (as PepForm®) – Do you take L-arginine or L-citrulline? Both nitric oxide (N.O.) boosters help with vascularity and circulation, but many make the case for L-citrulline for its higher oral bio-availability. Definitely a solid choice here.
Combining for a collective 3,100 mg per scoop, the MyoShock Performance Blend easily makes up a majority of this formula. Even outweighing all 10 ingredients in the next blend.
Energy, Focus & Thermogenesis Enhancer
The remaining 10 ingredients range from the Best5 fat burner favorite Caffeine to the what-the-hell-is-that flowering quince, covering a wide spectrum of questionably dosed herbal extracts. And …well, just questionable ingredients. Here are the ingredients that we like:
- Caffeine – Yes, it’s caffeine. But it also reliably boosts thermogenesis.
- CGAs – Chlorogenic acids sourced from green coffee bean extract.
- Alpha-GPC – A choline-heavy nootropic for memory and muscle performance.
- Yohimbe Extract – Potentially risky “heart-rate-racing” natural extract.
- Huperzine-A – Anti-cholinesterase nootropic; complements alpha-GPC noicely.
However, we’re unsure of the other herbal extracts: Grains of Paradise, Guayasa, Wakame, Flowering Quince, and Satsuma Orange Concentrate. I.e., a bunch of exotics that nobody’s heard of. MuscleTech did clarify the use of Satsuma Orange, which purportedly assists Huperzine-A in delivering a positive neurosensory experience. (Although, no research can verify this.) Frankly, we could do without any of these ingredients, considering that their dosages are all also way too insubstantial.
Shatter Ripped SX-7 Revolution is an all-around strange formula, stacking up several ingredients we dig very much with many ingredients that …well, sort of just confuse the piss out of us. If MuscleTech’s goal was to create an entirely unique PWO fat burner hybrid supplement, then HELL YEAH — the bastards did it!
Yet, we’re unsure whether or not they met their more heavily advertised goal: Technology Meets Efficacy Without Compromise — because, frankly, this doesn’t seem to be the most efficient formula.
Despite Shatter Ripped SX-7 Revolution’s impressive quality and refreshing non-proprietary blends, MuscleTech commits a few puzzling missteps here:
- Misstep 1: The ingredient dosages for every ingredient listed below CGAs.
- Misstep 2: The ingredient choices below the CGAs are also questionable.
- Misstep 3: Shatter Ripped SX-7 Revolution… what a name.
Seems like MuscleTech crafted its formula the same way it figured out its name: by tossing together random, cool-sounding items and hoping it sells. Even the Dual-Phase Activsphere™ Technology doesn’t make much sense. What’s technologically advanced about having two separately labelled blends? Do the four- to five-blend formulas thus have SUPER advanced technology??
Having said that, we can’t deny the deliciousness of those flavors: Blueberry Lemonade and Rainbow Fruit Burst. Who doesn’t enjoy rainbow fruit?
Shatter Ripped SX-7 Revolution Benefits
MuscleTech makes a few benefit claims with regards to Shatter Ripped SX-7 Revolution:
- Advanced Weight Loss
- Enhanced Focus
- Explosive Energy
- Increased Intensity
Essentially, Shatter Ripped SX-7 Revolution promises to boost your workout performance while firing up your metabolic fat burns. And this PWO fat burner hybrid may accomplish these benefits to a degree, especially on the PWO blood flow end …but it won’t totally rock your world. Not with these low dosed ingredients.
Who Takes It?
Beefy Fruitcakes. The type of meatheads who would enjoy fruity flavored workout powders. Shatter Ripped SX-7 Revolution’s emphasis on N.O. circulation seems to target the “git pumped” crowd; the blood-pumping, stare-at-your-veins-in-the-mirror bros and gals. Needless to say, exercisers who don’t mind caffeine in their supplement stacks may also dig this PWO fat burner.
Any Side Effects?
For the most part, the customer reviews are generally positive on Shatter Ripped SX-7 Revolution, with only a few reports of jittery energy and the beta-alanine “tingles” — which are to be expected here. Having said that, caffeine sensitive users should proceed with caution.
Shatter Ripped SX-7 Revolution Review Summary
- Muscle Boosts. The PWO ingredients (beta-alanine + L-citrulline) are spot on.
- Patented. MuscleTech dishes out a few premium, patented ingredient brands.
- Unique. For better or worse, this is an entirely unique PWO fat burner hybrid.
- Non-Prop. MuscleTech also keeps it classy by avoiding the proprietary BS.
- Strange Choices. Several ingredients lack sufficient research to justify their use.
- Low Doses. For (almost) every ingredient listed below green coffee bean extract.
- Additives. These fruity powders are rich with junky, unnecessary additives.
Pricing and Where to Buy
- 1 Bottle (25 – 50 days): $79.99
- Available online and in retail stores
You can buy MuscleTech Shatter Ripped SX-7 Revolution through several retailers, including Amazon, GNC, and more. (Despite MuscleTech’s “Available Exclusively at GNC” claim.)
Final Word on Shatter Ripped SX-7 Revolution
Shatter Ripped SX-7 Revolution passes as a caffeinated muscle pump stack. But does it work as a fat burner, too? It might help you sculpt a leaner body with its boosts on energy and thermogenesis, however it’s not the most finely tuned fat burner. Far from the best, and perhaps even slightly under mid-range. Having said that, you’re getting a significant amount of powder here, so it’s not the worst deal in the world — especially for the caffeine-loving bodybuilders.