Making the most of every workout is essential to continued progress in the gym. Each day you are presented with the opportunity and if you’re not doing anything and everything you can to maximize your workout, you’re leaving gains on the table.
Fueling your body with nutritious foods, managing stress, getting enough sleep, and blasting some kick-ass tunes (Rocky IV soundtrack, anyone?) are the foundation for a PR-smashing workout, and rest assured, with those pillars in place, gains will be made.
But there’s one other thing you can do to set the stage for a training session like no other -- using the right pre workout.
The practice of mixing and slamming pre workout has become something of a ritual, and the right combination of ingredients can truly make you unload on the iron.
We’ve embraced that philosophy in creating our flagship energy and focus pre workout supplement -- UNLOAD.
UNLOAD contains a combination of cutting-edge ingredients to boost energy, amplify focus, and catapult your performance to new heights, helping you continue to maximize each
Here’s how it works:
We all know that caffeine is the foundation of all great pre workouts, and UNLOAD is no exception.
Caffeine provides the aggressive “kick in the ass” to get you amped and focused for the workout.
UNLOAD includes not one, but two forms of caffeine, in caffeine anhydrous and zum XR. Conventional pre workouts provide a strong opening salvo by hitting you with a hefty dose of caffeine, but inevitably its effects wan, leaving you feeling sluggish near the end of the workout.
We’ve included a dynamic duo of caffeine forms to deliver an immediate kick and a sustained stream of energy to keep you moving and shaking long after the workout is over, helping you not only crush your workout but dominate whatever life has in store for you afterwards.
UNLOAD includes a total of 450mg caffeine (350mg anhydrous and 100mg delayed-release caffeine).
Now, caffeine is great for a great many things -- increasing energy, alertness, motivation, etc…but it’s not the only thing that makes for a great pre workout supplement.
We’ve included ingredients that compound on the effects of caffeine, beginning with enXtra®.
One of the lesser-known, yet more exciting, ingredients on the market, enXtra is a premium-grade extract of alpinia galanga (a relative of ginger) that helps combat the notorious “caffeine crash.” It also is noted to improve sustained attention, memory formation, and offer neuroprotective effects.
Dopamine is the neurotransmitter most closely associated with feelings of reward. Yet, it also plays a role in mood, motivation, focus, motor control, athletic performance, and decision-making.
Strenuous exercise can deplete dopamine levels, leading to an accelerated onset of fatigue. UNLOAD includes caffeine (which stimulates the release of dopamine), but there are also several ingredients to replenish and support the body’s natural production of dopamine, including:
- 3,000mg L-Tyrosine (the building block to synthesize dopamine)
- 153mg mucuna pruriens (which supplies l-dopa -- the direct precursor to dopamine)
- 500mg Zynamite® (inhibits COMT -- the enzyme that breaks down dopamine and norepinephrine)
Acetylcholine is the neurotransmitter most closely linked with learning, but it also plays a critical role in the mind-muscle connection.
UNLOAD includes a complementary duo of potent nootropics to support stronger, longer-lasting acetylcholine levels in:
- 600mg Alpha GPC 50%
- 200mcg Huperzine A
This not only supplies the requisite substrate the facilitate greater acetylcholine synthesis (choline, from the highly bioavailable choline-donor -- Alpha GPC), but also helps limit its breakdown with the inclusion of Huperzine A.
Huperzine inhibits acetylcholinesterase -- the enzyme that degrades/metabolizes acetylcholine. By inhibiting acetylcholinesterase, huperzine promotes longer-lasting acetylcholine, encouraging greater focus during training as well as a stronger mind-muscle connection.
To further amplify focus and concentration during training, UNLOAD also includes 300mg of the premium-grade rhodiola extract -- RhodioPrime.
RhodioPrime is standardized to 6% salidroside, which is known to beneficially influence critical neurotransmitters, including dopamine, norepinephrine, serotonin, and acetylcholine that impact mood, energy, focus, and performance.
Aggression is over viewed as something that’s negative or “toxic,” but in the right context aggression -- that hostile attitude of unbridled action -- can be enormously powerful, helping you bang out more weight for more reps, setting new PRs, and continuing to make progress.
That is the kind of aggression we all want to be able to tap into from time to time, whether it be in the gym or on the field of competition.
To help ignite those feelings of animalistic fury, we’ve included not one but two forms of yohimbine alkaloids, supplying 2mg each of yohimbine and alpha-yohimbine. This blend has also referred to as the “yo-yo” blend.
Combined with caffeine, Zynamite, and enXtra, UNLOAD delivers a surge of energy, focus, and adrenaline like no other.
Greater Blood Flow
Blood flow is vital for performance -- both mentally and physically. A healthy flow of blood supplies oxygen-rich blood to cells along with the other essential nutrients they need to thrive while also carrying away waste products that (left unchecked) induce fatigue and reduce performance.
UNLOAD includes a full 1600mg of NooLVL -- a revolutionary combination of bonded arginine silicate with added inositol that encourages greater nitric oxide production and cerebral blood flow.
This not only promotes better pumps and performance during training but also improved focus and cognitive function! Furthermore, NOOLVL is fast-acting. Studies suggest that its energy and mood-enhancing effects are noticeable after just 15 minutes!