A few years back, I went from nearly 280lbs down to 220lbs. I was in some of the best shape of my life back then. Was eating right, was hitting the weights like I was 18 again. I was feeling myself for the first time in a long time! Then happiness struck. Living life became my focus more than the gym, and things slowly crept back up.
Getting back into shape this time around has been a bit of a challenge for me. Being married at 40 with a new baby, who requires extra attention, is a bit different from being single at 36 with only having kids every other weekend. Gym time is inconsistent. Diet, while not awful, could be better. I’m doing what I can when I can, and with that has come a need to be more selective with what supplements and proteins I use. That selectiveness also leads to trying a few new things. Trying new companies I haven’t used before. I’m expanding my horizons while also narrowing my scope.
Ok, we got that opening out of the way! If you are familiar with this site at all you already know; I’m in my 40s, I have a son which has special needs, I struggle with my weight and maintaining my fitness, and for whatever reason, I enjoy writing out and sharing thoughts and reviews with the masses.
All that has lead us to here: this review of Crush Pineapple ENDURO from MTN OPS.
I realize you’re here for the review. You want to know if I would recommend this product. I do, and you can scroll to the bottom to see my score. However, for those of you with a few minutes, I’d like to flesh this out just a bit.
NOTE: At the time of this writing, Crush Pinesapple is not available on the MTN OPS website. They brought it back for a limited time, and if it returns, we (meaning I) will be sure to share the news!
A Perfect Product for my Schedule
My days are pretty much always in flux with having a job that can have me anywhere from answering phone calls at home one day, to being on the road 6 hours the next. My wife is now a full-time stay-at-home mom with our son, who has his own crazy schedule, with multiple therapies a week. So with work, then coming home to an exhausted wife and baby who I want to spend time with, gym time is sometimes a hard thing to schedule in.
What has proven to be the most beneficial for me time-wise, is late in the evening after baby boy has gone to sleep or is in the process. I learned pretty quickly that a preworkout doesn’t exactly work well with going to the gym at 10pm at night. Especially if you plan on being asleep anytime before 2-3am.
So MTN OPS’ ENDURO fits that need that I had. I wanted “something” to help me get the most out of my late-night workouts, but I didn’t want to be up until the crack of dawn.
ENDURO is listed as a non-caffeinated cardio enhancement, and I have to say it is as advertised. There is zero question that I have a better workout with ENDURO than without.
Honestly, though, the biggest highlight for me on this product may just be the taste!
A Flavor from the Fruit Heavens.
Yes, ENDURO is exceptional, it does what it says it does. It gives you that boost you need for your workout without keeping you hyped up on caffeine. Yes, all good things, but the taste of the Crush Pineapple? A.MAZE.ING!!!
I know it’s going to read as if I’m overselling this, but I promise I am not. The first time I took a drink of this Crush Pineapple, I was blown away. It in no way tastes like a pre-workout, or really any supplement of any kind. It doesn’t even taste as if it came from a powder. If you’re a pineapple lover, you are going to want all of this! I could drink this all the time. I’m serious, it is that good! (But I’m a lover of pineapple, so there’s that too).
I will admit that I have no had any of their other flavors as of yet, but if they can nail down pineapple this well, I have high hopes for their other flavors like Citrus Bliss and Black Cherry.
Anyway, if you’re reading this review and you’re curious about the ENDURO product itself, here’s a bit more information:
Enduro offers a wide variety of benefits but most of them stem from its ability to increase the production of Nitric Oxide in the body for 20+ hours. The two ingredients in MTN OPS Enduro that create this long lasting Nitric Oxide boost are L-Arginine and L-Citrulline, both of which are amino acids. Nitric Oxide will dilate the blood vessels and arteries, allowing for increased blood flow and circulation. Increasing our blood flow and oxygen in the body has a major effect on our endurance levels, helps protect our cardiovascular system and gives us a natural energy we all need. Enduro is a non caffeinated product with zero stimulants.
Each serving size is 10 grams, and each container comes with 30 servings.
A Quick Background Wrapup.
I first became aware of MTN OPS around 6-7 months ago, via an Instagram advertisement of all things. They were offering a sample pack with a shaker cup, and I bit on the offer (I am such a sucker for trial packs that come with shaker cups. I do not know how that became my weakness!). Of course when the package arrived my wife indicated she knew about the company, similarly to how she originally knew about the Bowmars.
Right off the bat, I became a fan. Looking into their website and offerings, I ended up ordering a few items before I had ever finished my sample pack. I’ve actually been meaning to write out a post on their SLUMBER Deep Sleep Recovery product for a while, but because here at our house we LOVE it as a hot chocolate, I was waiting for early fall for that one. (But don’t wait, go check it out now. Legit one of my favorite products I’ve ever come across!)