If anyone remembers about a month or so ago myself and a few others hounded Chris Mason about his ETS product on his site. Basically i asked for proof that it worked and was worth the money. Well, Chris sent me a free 240 Capsule bottle of his ETS product for FREE so i could decide for myself.
First off i am a lifetime natural trainer who does personal training as a side job. Most of us "natural" guys are always looking for an edge and always looking for a supplement that REALLY works. i have personally tried almost every supplement on the market and wasted lots of money.
I have been taking ETS for 4 weeks now and i can say it does work. i have noticed better sleep, i fall asleep much faster(i toss and turn most nights) and if i get up in the middle of the night to piss out my bedtime protein shake i can pass back out quickly. i have always had trouble sleeping, i always feel run down in the mornings and sometimes feel like i didn't sleep at all. well, i can personally say that his product has helped me in a very positive way.
I have also noticed a slight decrease in DOMS 1-2 days after an intense workout. i believe in low volume heavy/intense training doing each muscle once a week so i can't comment on the ability to train more often. i can say that i don't feel near as stiff in the mornings as i usually do.
I don't have any serious injuries, i do however have a nagging pain in my elbow and knee. both of these have been with me for almost 8 months and have not decreased at all until recently. my knee used to kill me in the morning, now it is hardly even noticable. my elbow comes and goes day by day but it used to hurt all day, every day.
I started taking creatine mono about a month before i started the ETS so my strength is going up and i feel that i can't make an accurate claim that the ETS made any impact, but i wouldn't count it out just yet.
All in all i am very pleased with the ETS product and i will continue to use it at this point in time. if anything, the sleep benefits are worth it to me. i have tried ZMA and it makes me very groggy in the mornings, almost like a hangover. ETS does not do this to me at all. i actually feel more refreshed in the mornings now.
I also promised Chris to be 100% honest in my opinion and i also said i would pay him for this sample if i felt it worked in any-way-shape-or-form. i will send him the cash once the bottle is empty and i can give my best opinion.
Feel free to ask any questions or make any "respectable" comments in this thread about the product.
-Stats- just to let you know i'm no newbie
-7 years of serious consistant lifting and eating...10 years total if you count off and on
-27 years old
-6' 234 pounds @ around 15-20% BF
-Max lifts -
Dead - 525 for 2 reps
Squat - 405 for 8 reps - nothing heavier until knee is 100%
Bench - 345 for 3 reps