Cellucor’s new C4 series of products is one of the company’s biggest moves in recent time and it’ll be interesting to see just how well the range does over time. Will it drive a whole new set of trainers towards the C4 pre workout brand or will it simply dilute sales? Regardless of the outcome, let’s take a look at Cellucor C4 Ripped – the pre workout for those who are looking to lean down and get shredded.
Cellucor C4 Ripped Highlights
- Same base formula as the original C4 to support energy and delay fatigue
- Added C4 Ripped Blend to boost metabolism, whilst training and shortly after
- Improved concentration, focus and mood with added Velvet Bean and N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine
Cellucor C4 Ripped Review & Ingredients
The new C4 Ripped retains most of the base formula of the regular version of C4, namely the:
- Beta-Alanine – 1.6g
- Arginine AKG – 1g
- Caffeine – 150mg
However, it has replaced creatine nitrate, tyrosine and TeaCor tetramethyluric acid with a host of other ingredients including:
- C4 Ripped Blend (1g) - L-Carnitine Tartrate, Green Coffee bean extract (standardized for Chlorogenic Acids), Capsimax Cayenne (Capsicum annum) fruit extract, Coleus forskohlii root extract
- N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine
- Velvet Bean Extract
The dosing has actually been reduced to 6g with each 180g tub carrying 30 individual serves.
Cellucor C4 Ripped Benefits, Pros & Effectiveness
The decision to make a join fat burner and pre workout supplement is an excellent idea and certainly leads the way to future products which blur the lines between the two categories. By including the base C4 formula, trainers can expect to achieve a similar energy boost and delay in fatigue that they’re used to from the original. In addition, trainers will experience improved metabolism and greater concentration and focus ability thanks to the added C4 Ripped Blend, the n-acetyl l-tyrosine and velvet bean extract. The effects aren’t super long lasting, but should be enough to carry you through a decent length workout.
Cellucor C4 Ripped Negatives & Cons
Perhaps one of the most glaring issues with the new C4 Ripped is that in trying to be two things at once, it slightly falters and becomes a slightly diluted version of both the categories. As a pre workout, it does an okay job, but could definitely be better with the additions of the some of the original ingredients. As a fat burner, it also does an okay job at boosting metabolism and increase calories burned, however, it definitely isn’t as strong as some of the other fat burners on the market.
Cellucor C4 Ripped Flavours, Taste & Mixability
Cellucor’s C4 Ripped is currently available in just three flavours including Cherry Limeade, Fruit Punch and Raspberry Lemonade. As with the other variants of C4, the C4 Ripped tastes pretty much exactly like regular C4 and also mixes just as easily. Cellucor have definitely done well in keeping the flavours of their pre workout range standardised.
Cellucor C4 Ripped Verdict
The whole point of creating a joint pre workout and fat burner is so you can eliminate the need to buy two supplements. Cellucor’s C4 Ripped tried valiantly to accomplish this feat, but has just faltered slightly. For those new to pre workouts and fat burners, it offers the perfect start to the world of these two categories. But for those who are used to regular C4 or other, more comprehensive fat burners, this might not be your cup of tea. Still, it’s definitely worth a try and definitely has some good applications for those who have already started their shredding phase.