Myogenix AfterShock Review: Tactical and Critical Mass Recovery Proteins

Myogenix AfterShock ProteinAs of late, variation isn’t the most common thing among protein powders. Brand-to-brand its pretty common to find the same 20 gram protein supplement with the same flavor yet different company logo.

This isn’t too shocking, considering that 90 percent of these companies get their raw stock protein powder from the exact same wholesale source!

However Myogenix mixes things up a bit with their protein dense Aftershock Tactical protein recovery drink, as well as their even more-loaded AfterShock Critical Mass.

How Myogenix Aftershock Tactical and Critical Mass Compare

Myogenix Tactical Overview

Myogenix Tactical isn’t your average protein powder. We say this because it contains about 50% more protein than the average, as well as way more carbs!

Raw stats for Myogenix Tactical come out to about 34 grams of protein and 30 grams of carbs per serving.

This totals 280 calories per serving, easily making Myogenix Tactical a bit of a meal-replacement type protein shake.

In addition, you’ll find the following in Aftershock Tactical:

  • Magnesium Glycyl Glutamine
  • Magnesium Creatine Chelate
  • Molecularly Bonded Glutamine
  • L-Norvaline
  • Joint Repair Matrix
  • Alpha Lipoic Acid

These bonus ingredients definitely take Myogenix’s protein one step farther compared to any regular powder.

Myogenix Critical Mass Overview

Myogenix’s AfterShock Critical Mass is a true mass gainer protein powder, providing 680 calories per full serving.

This breaks down to raw stats of 51 grams protein and 91 grams carbohydrates per each Critical Mass serving.

That’s pretty huge!

In addition to these raw macros, Critical Mass also contains the same additions as the lighter tactical version.

So, how do you take Aftershock and which variation would you want?

Aftershock Tactical is best for post workout recovery while Aftershock Critical Mass is best for hard-gainer post workout recovery.

Those are the best situations in which this protein can be utilized. Just take either variant after exercise with water or milk, and preferably alongside some real food!

If you are trying to lose weight, then this is not the protein for you.

In that case, you can check out leaner and cleaner proteins that we recommend on the best protein powder rankings.

How does Myogenix AfterShock Taste?

The standard AfterShock Tactical is pretty delicious across its wide range of flavors. They include:

Fruit Punch, Orange Avalanche, Pina Colada, Shocklate Milk, Tropical Typhoon, and Wild Berry Blast.

Critical Mass on the other hand does not have reviews quite as positive for flavor. To compare, Critical Mass gets its best review for the Chocolate Milkshake flavor, while Vanilla, Banana, and Cookies N’ Cream fall behind respectively.

Myogenix AfterShock Frequently Asked Questions

Can I take AfterShock Before Working Out?

It’s best not to take any protein supplements before exercise. Best to wait until afterwards.

Are there any side effects found with Aftershock or Aftershock Tactical?

AfterShock protein products are derived from milk sources, so they may cause stomach ache in sensitive individuals. Likewise, this isn’t necessarily a ‘clean’ protein product. We’re unsure how much of the protein is isolate or of the protein is grass-fed cattle sourced.

Will AfterShock help me gain weight?

Yes, both of these protein powders will help you gain weight when added as an additional supplement to your diet. Of the two, Critical Mass will help you gain the most.

Is Aftershock a good deal?

It’s not a bad deal, but if you prefer your protein supplements to be extra clean, and free of artificial ingredients, then this may not be it.


Overall, Myogenix makes two pretty rad protein powders under the Aftershock name. Both of these have the potential to boost your recovery time and stimulate even greater gains. Have you tried Aftershock? Let us know in the comments below.

Aftershock by Myogenix
At 34g, Aftershock as an excellent amount of protein.
A good amount of BCAAs at 7.25g per serving.
Flavor and
I only tried the orange avalanche flavor but it was excellent. With adequate water it mixes no problem
The only downside is cost. It’s a bit expensive at over $2 a serving.
Aftershock is a great recovery product that boasts an excellent ingredient profile. If you can find it cheap, stock up!

Myogenix AfterShock

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My name's Justin and I enjoy exercising and weightlifting. I like to challenge myself and push myself to meet bigger and better goals. I enjoy learning about the physiology and biochemistry of the human body. Here's to bigger gains and better health! Connect with Justin on Google+.

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