Most supplements today are beginning to look like one another. Some are direct copies of another supplement while others sell an old formula under the guise of a new brand. It takes a lot to say your thing is the latest thing out there but the folks at GAT seems to think PMP might be the dopest pre-workout yet.
It says it draws from the science behind Nitraflex which is nice to hear but we have to wonder if it’s all marketing hype. Is PMP the real deal or is it another one of those ordinary preworkouts with ambitious claims? Let’s find out in this review!
About GAT PMP
GAT’s Peak Muscle Performance or PMP is not just a standalone pre-workout but it’s also available in stim-free and RTD versions. It’s available in Berry Blast, Raspberry Lemonade, Green Apple, and Strawberry Banana flavors. PMP claims to deliver the next generation of intense pre-workouts but as with every other “miracle supplement” out there, you gotta put your money where your mouth is. Formula notes:
- Creatine-Free: Plenty of pre-workouts like to announce they have creatine but PMP goes out to say it doesn’t. We’re not entirely sure but we’re betting it’s because a lot of folks don’t like the bloats creatine are usually known for.
- Available in Stim-Free and RTD versions: Some users don’t like stim while others like to travel light. Very thoughtful marketing team.
- Nitraflex’s relative: It draws its formulation from Nitraflex and we think it’s a good idea. We just wonder what will make it different.
GAT PMP Supplement Facts
|Serving Size: 8.5 g (1 scoop)|
Servings Per Container: 30
|Ingredients||Amount Per Serving|
|Thiamine (as Thiamine Mononitrate)||20 mg|
|Vitamin B-12||50 mcg|
|Calcium (as Calcium Lactate)||26 mg|
|Sodium (as Sodium Chloride)||78 mg|
|NO Enhancers||3.125 g|
|Beta-Alanine (Carnosyn®), L-Arginine Malate, L-Citrulline, L-Citrulline Malate, L-Norvaline|
|Pump Accelerators||900 mg|
|Agmatine Sulfate, Glycerol Monostearate, L-Arginine Alpha-Ketoglutarate, Calcium Lactate|
|PMP™ Focus & Cognition Modulators||700 mg|
|N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine, L-Theanine|
|PMP™ Energetics||525 mg|
|Caffeine Anhydrous, Acetyl L-Carnitine HCI|
|Other Ingredients: Citric Acid, Pineapple Fruit Powder, Silicon Dioxide, Sodium Chloride, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Acesulfame Potassium, Sucralose, Dicalcium Phosphate, FD&C Yellow #5, FD&C Blue #1.|
Note: One serving contains 325 mg Caffeine.
|Directions for use:|
Powder: Mix (1) scoop with 8-10 fl. oz. cold water. Consume 15-30 min before workouts. Do not take any other products that contain caffeine or any other stimulants while taking this product. Do not exceed (1) serving in any 24-hour period.
Bottles: Consume one 10 fl oz bottle of PMP™ within 20-30 minutes prior to working out. DO NOT CONSUME with any other products containing CAFFEINE with this product.
GAT PMP is focused, balanced, and delivers on performance!
Pre-workouts are notorious for overdoing formulations. Most formulas either get premium ingredients but underdose them or get shitty ingredients together and hope something good will happen. That seems to be not the case with GAT PMP as you’ll see below. While it does make use of proprietary blends, it’s hard not to say the research team did their homework. GAT PMP is focused and balanced and we think you’ll love it. Let’s break down the ingredients in this formula:
Vitamins and minerals
While not exactly the most important part of the supplement, we have to give credit for including decent amounts of B vitamins (which you can also find in many leading multivitamin brands) for overall metabolic health as well as a quick pinch or two of calcium and sodium which function as electrolytes.
Carnosyn® Beta-Alanine is the premium stuff we want when talking about getting maximum performance! This premium form also happens to last up to 3x longer in the body so you not only lift heavier but more, too.
L-Arginine Malate, L-Citrulline, L-Citrulline Malate, and L-Norvaline are all in here for one word: PUMPS and lots of it. While arginine, citrulline, and citrulline malate all promote NO production, it’s norvaline that actually acts as support as it destroys enzymes out to get your precious NO.
Agmatine Sulfate is a by-product of arginine and works by regulating levels of existing NO. It basically keeps NO from spiking up or down and keep the whole thing balanced for consistent performance.
Glycerol Monostearate is not exactly what you would call a good pump ingredient since it doesn’t make use of NO at all. Instead, it relies on drawing water into muscle cells which helps improve cell hydration that results to pumps. The cool perk here is the pumps last longer compared to NO-based pump ingredients.
Arginine Alpha Ketoglutarate or AAKG is mainly a vasodilator but it also helps your body produce massive pumps with its NO-boosting properties.
Calcium Lactate is only around 13% calcium so we’re pretty sure it’s not here for addressing calcium deficiencies. The only angle we can look at here is how it makes the whole blend much more soluble so perhaps it’s here to help these ingredients get into your bloodstream faster.
PMP ™ Focus & Cognition Modulators
N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine or NALT is the kind of premium stuff found in industrial-grade nootropics. This nootropic’s strength is when your mind is at its weakest. By that, we mean when you’re really stressed out and lifting heavy stuff. Stress depletes tyrosine. NALT helps replenish tyrosine which means it’ll help you remained focused while also functioning as a great mental enhancer.
L-Theanine is known to help curb the maddening side effects of caffeine and we definitely need it since PMP claims to have at least 325 mg of the buzz-booster!
PMP ™ Energetics
Caffeine is your all-around stimulant and mild fat burner. Love it or hate it, it works in the office and in the gym. That 325 mg dose may scare a few conservatives but l-theanine (which you can also find in other smart pre-workout formulations such as 4 Gauge) should help reduce the side-effects.
Acetyl L-Carnitine or ALCAR is more of a neural booster but it’s capable of transporting fatty acids into cells which are then burned for energy. We think the angle here is to help keep a crash at bay when the caffeine runs its course.
Before we start with our favorite part of the review, let’s first point out attention to two things on their website one of which is their little study on PMP. Here’s the link to it if you’re curious but basically, studies which supplement companies fund are sometimes biased. We’re not saying the study is fake but we’d rather base our findings on our own research.
As for the second thing, it’s this little statement they are proud to mention on their product’s page:
From the science of Nitraflex®, GAT delivers the next generation of intense pre-workout, PMP.
In case you’re wondering, this is the Nitraflex they’re referring to and we dubbed Nitraflex as one hell of a supplement. Comparing yourself to something so great means PMP has got a lot to prove if it wants to be the next generation of intense pre-workout. Let’s see if it makes the cut.
PMP made use of prop blends (which we hate). However, what they did to their formula makes us forgive and forget. The pre-workouts played with four blends but unlike sketchy companies, PMP actually managed to make it all work together.
The NO Enhancers blend features one big performance booster in the form of beta-alanine followed up by four NO boosters that literally work together. Granted, beta-alanine needs a lot of dosing to work. It could have a synergistic relationship with the rest of the ingredients which makes this one blend a potent performance booster on its own.
To support the first blend are the Pump Accelerators which do the job properly if we may say so ourselves. This blend acts as a speed ramp to get your NO where it needs to be which is important since NO doesn’t exactly like to dillydally inside your body.
The PMP Focus & Cognition Modulators blend provides a hefty dose of two potent nootropics (n-acetyl l-tyrosine and l-theanine) responsible for giving you laser focus and the kind of calm a yogi would love.
Their PMP Energetics is a straight up energy-boosting blend but the presence of ALCAR means your body will have something to go on with should caffeine run out too early…which shouldn’t happen since you get 325 mg of the stuff!
Does PMP live up to its claims? Let’s do a checklist:
- Intense performance gains? Check.
- Thermogenic drivers? Check.
- Laser focus? Check.
- Rapid vascular muscle pumps? Check.
- Creatine free? Check.
Now the big question is this: Did PMP outperform Nitraflex? Honestly, we see no reason to compare.
PMP put all its weight on becoming a balanced performance booster while Nitraflex was able to get a balance between a good pre-workout and an equally legit t-booster. Both are decent but it’s an issue of apples to oranges. We do like how PMP made use of what’s good with Nitraflex as a pre-workout, so kudos to that.
All in all, GAT PMP seems to cover all of the pre-workout bases. It’s a decent pre-workout which steers itself away from Nitraflex comparisons. We like the idea of synergy to make up for mild dosing and this blend capitalized on that.
GAT PMP Benefits
We have to say, as far as the claims go PMP has proven itself worthy. Sure enough, the intensity won’t be as hardcore as some of the best pre-workouts we’ve seen before, but it’s done enough to do what you paid for it to do. You’ll get a good pump boost, sharp focus, and increased performance way past your limit each time you lift.
Who Takes It?
The website clearly seems to sell to the bodybuilding crowd and we think they’re on point. PMP’s benefits are clearly for getting you to lift more and sculpt your physique better. The fact that there’s also a stim-free version means it also sells to the non-caffeine junkies of the fitness world.
Any Side Effects?
The worst that could happen to you involve lots of tingling/itching because of beta-alanine and the usual side effects of high caffeine intake such as headaches, nausea, some form of anxiety, and crashing. The tingling is usually tolerable but if you’re not a fan of stimulants, the stim-free version is a good alternative.
GAT PMP Summary
- Quality ingredients. Familiarity means a lot in the supplement industry.
- Smart formulation. Didn’t toss stuff and hoped something happens.
- Synergy. Small dosing is offset with sound blend combinations.
- Good pumps. Enough to get you working on your PRs!
- Great value. Priced just right in our opinion.
- Stim-Free and RTD bottles. Quite thoughtful of GAT to have them in line.
- Prop Blend. Just ditch this trend!
- Redundant. One function, too many ingredients.
- Artificial shit. The other ingredients are overkill.
Pricing & Buying Info
- 1 bottle, powder (30 servings): $32.00
- 12 bottles, liquid (10 Fl. Oz per): $27.00
- Available online and in retail stores
Final Word on GAT PMP
What we like the most out of GAT PMP is how it manages to take Nitraflex’s pre-workout goodness and build an entirely new product around it. Unlike Nitraflex, PMP didn’t go and attempt a t-booster/pre-workout hybrid but focused only on one thing: performance. It gets you pumped, focused, and feeling good with each scoop.
In our opinion, what really helped PMP become its own supplement is a combination of great formulation and good dosing (the type of thing we demand to see if a supplement will make use of prop blends).
Is GAT PMP the next generation of intense pre-workouts? It’s entirely up to how your body responds to it. What we do know is the supplement industry is evolving and GAT PMP seems to have arrived just in time to catch the next wave.