Muscle Sport continues to set the standard in pre-workouts with Fight Revolution. It is a concentrated product but with over a 10 gram serving it has a large enough serving to actually provide proper doses of the active ingredients. It is also another product which doesn’t rely on geranium extract
to provide the energy punch. Long term geranium use can eventually fatigue the adrenal glands, affect sleep and cause mood swings.
This is one of the few pre-workouts that have included ingredients to
optimize hormone levels. Both D Aspartic Acid and N-Methyl-D-Aspartate promote a
natural increase in the production of testosterone. D Aspartic Acid has been
shown in human studies to increase testosterone by 42% in as little as 14 days.
D-aspartic acid is an amino acid present in the neuroendocrine tissues of
humans, playing a role in the synthesis of both LH (luteinizing hormone) and
testosterone. LH, is secreted causing a subsequent release of testosterone from
the testes. D-aspartic acid is synthesized when aspartate racemase converts
L-aspartic acid into D-aspartic acid. This conversion occurs in the testes as
well as other tissues throughout the human body.
If you are not familiar with 3-beta-hydroxyurs-12-en-28-oic acid you may be
familiar with Ursolic Acid. Ursolic Acid is derived from the peel of an apple
and is capable of increasing IGF. The result of Ursolic Acid use is both gains
in muscle as well as a reduction of body fat. The increase in IGF will also have
a complimentary effect with the test boosting components of Fight
Creatinol O Phosphate or COP increases levels of ATP in the muscle, and this
may be due in part because of its actions as an intracellular buffer, a
phosphate donor, and a stabilizer of cell membranes. The end result is that
contractility (force of contraction) of muscles is increased – especially in low
oxygen, low blood flow conditions. These conditions would be present during
demanding activity such as weight training.
When you are performing an explosive activity like weight training you are
going to create conditions in which lactic acid increases and PH drops in the
muscle. ATP levels also drop as you perform intense activity. These are the
conditions that cause muscle failure. So what happens when you supplement with
Creatinol O Phosphate? Your muscles are able to generate a greater amount of
force which leads to strength gains, and increased muscular endurance.
Fight Revolution is also the only pre-workout to include Tart Cherry extract.
Tart Cherries have been shown to reduce muscle soreness and improve recovery.
They can also promote joint health also due to their anti-inflammatory effect
and new research has shown Tart Cherry supplementation reduced fat mass and
stimulated the growth of lean muscle mass.
As we mentioned earlier this product doesn’t use geranium extract to boost
energy but it does provide a healthy boost of energy and motivation. One of our
favorite ingredients is N-Methyl Tyramine which is like talking a shot of
adrenaline. It doesn’t have a jittery feel like stimulants but does trigger the
flight or fight response and is great for generating aggressiveness and
motivation during a workout. After continuous use almost all stimulants have
diminishing returns and often lead to a lack of focus. This leaves users of
pre-workouts continuously seeking higher and higher doses of stimulants. Fight
Rev uses Pirecetam and ALCAR (Acetyl L-Carnitine) to “awaken” the brain and keep
you focused on your workout.
Fight Rev brings some new ingredients together to improve pre-workout
science. It also addresses some of the shortcomings of other products. Checkout
Fight Rev for improvements in workout performance and motivation.
With the recent mention of Raspberry Ketones on the Dr. Oz show their popularity as grown exponentially. The write up below provides a sound explanation of how Raspberry Ketones actually work.
If you are looking for a product with Raspberry Ketones in it we recommend Reaction Nutrition Raspberry Keytone.
Raspberry Ketones are aromatic compounds found in red raspberries that have been shown to aid fat loss without stimulating the central nervous system. The molecular structure in Raspberry Ketones are similar to capsaicin – the thermogenic (caloric burning process through heat) agent in chilies and red peppers, but are thought to be far more potent than capsaicin at lipolysis (fat cell destruction).
Due to the similarity in structure of Raspberry Ketones to capsaicin, scientific research to test the fat loss effects of Raspberry Ketones were conducted, and clearly showed that Raspberry Ketones prevented weight gain in
mice even when the animals were on a high-fat diet. Also, when rats were overfed
fructose, Raspberry Ketones prevented fat synthesis.
Raspberry Ketones fat loss effects come from their ability to enhance
norepinephrine-induced fat loss by promoting the relocation of HSL
(hormone-sensitive lipase) to translocate to within the fat cell. HSL is the
enzyme that, once inside the fat cell, slices apart fat molecules into various
fatty acids in preparation for fat metabolism, which means that consuming
Raspberry Ketones may lead to overall increase in fat being burned for energy
without the use of harsh stimulants.