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I'm always on the lookout for products that make my running or weightlifting easier - whether it's energy before or recovery after. I wanted to try Metcon START because it was developed by a top athlete, for athletes.
Since I've been dealing with some injuries and running less, I decided I would use it for the first time doing my body pump workout.
My initial thoughts after taking the first few sips were 1) wow, that dissolved really quickly! and 2) the flavor was a bit intense for me. The directions call for 1 scoop with 12-16 oz water, taken 15 minutes before the workout. I knocked it down to about 2/3 scoop and I like the flavor SO much better!!
So here are some of the selling points of this product that you should know!:
I can't say that I noticed a huge burst of energy, but it is a sustained energy release. So it tastes good, replaces electrolytes and adds vitamins, etc. without any artificial sweeteners (yuck!). It runs around $50 for a 30 serving container. This will probably last me more like 40-50 servings since I'm using a bit less. It's definitely something I will continue to keep in my arsenal, especially once I'm back actively training for half marathons (and Ragnars!) again soon.
Also, Metcon gives back! Every product purchased provides a meal to a local food bank.
And, here's a little bonus to get you started: Try it for yourself and get 20% off! Use "BibRave" for 20% off a one time purchase.
Hi, I'm Emily! I'm an avid runner in Arizona with a passion for travel and racing around the country!