Putting tough workouts to the test is what Testing Ground is all about. In this ongoing series, the experts at Muscle & Fitness search for the most challenging workouts that can be evaluated up close and personal. In addition, our staff also seeks to identify the latest supplements and fitness products on the market that can be taken for a test drive as well.

In this Testing Ground segment, we have a special guest testing two new supplements on the marketGaspari Nutrition’s PlasmaJet, and Hyper Aminoto see how they fare during bodybuilding legend Rich Gaspari’s brutal Dragon Slayer Arm Workout. We wanted to see firsthand if these two new supps had the firepower to propel tester, Vaughn DuBow to the finish line of this tough arm routine.

“I’ve had the privilege of working out with Rich [Gaspari] in the past, and one thing about his workouts is how intense they really get. I feel pumped, I feel tired, every part of my arm hurts,” said DuBow, Brand Manager at Gaspari Nutrition, after completing this arm workout. Getting some extra help to maximize performance and gains is essential, which is why we put the two following products to the test.



To take on Gaspari’s arm workout (get it HERE), DuBow fueled up with PlasmaJet to achieve insane muscle pumps, increase vascularity, stimulate glycogen building and increase update of amino acids. 

Each serving provides a potent dose that you can feel while you train. While these benefits were fairly immediate, helping DuBow power through his workout for incredible pumps, PlasmaJet has other benefits including enhanced focus and concentration, along with greater workout stamina, endurance and performance—all of which have been shown to contribute to optimal training results for the most challenging of weightlifting programs.

From taking the PlasmaJet 30-minutes before my workout, my nitric oxide is up, my pump is out of this world, so all 3 heads of my triceps are feeling really full! PlasmaJet, the most fun you’re going to have on it is arm day. It’s going to raise your nitric oxide, that’s going to vasodilate your veins and it’s going to make you feel that pump like crazy as you feed your muscles better,” DuBow admits.

PlasmaJet is powered by these key ingredients:

  • Arginase Inhibition – to vastly increase NO production
  • Inositol Citrulline Silicate – to maximize your pump
  • Tri-Xanthine™ Blend  – to significantly increase eNOS (endothelial nitric oxide) as well as vaso-relaxation
  • Caffeine Anhydrous – to increase power, strength and pumps

For more on PlasmaJet, click HERE.


Hyper Amino

Now that we’ve got the NO production covered for extreme pumps, it was time to put Hyper Amino to the test to see how it delivered on its promises of greater energy, focus and recovery. 

“When you train, most people think you’re getting stronger while you’re in the workout, you’re getting bigger, but the opposite is true, you’re breaking down your muscle fibers and you’re in a catabolic or muscle-wasting state. So Hyper Amino is going to make sure that you have your branched amino acids, your essential amino acids. It’s going to make you go from a muscle-wasting to a muscle-building state, so you’re actually getting stronger, getting bigger during your workout. You definitley feel the extra energy and it will push you through all those extra sets and reps that Rich [Gaspari] likes to have you do during workouts like this,” DuBow says.

By creating a product that supports lean muscle growth, enhances endurance and stamina, elicits anti-catabolic & anti-cortisol effects, and promotes greater health with powerful anti-oxidant rich energizers, Gaspari has hit a home run with Hyper Amino. 

Hyper Amino is powered by these key ingredients:

  • L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, L-Valine  – to build more muscle after workout
  • Ajinomoto L-Glutamine, L-Taurine  – to speed repair to damaged muscle fibers
  • L-Citrulline, L-Arginine – to enhance ability to increase vasodilation, or size of veins 
  • Hyper Energy Matrix – to provide needed energy to power through workouts

For more on Hyper Amino, click HERE.

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These statements have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Sponsored by Gaspari Nutrition.