If you’re worried about what you ate or didn’t eat before you hit the iron or lace up the spikes, the answer is a resounding NO!
What you put in your body before your workout determines what you get out of it during your workout!
The saying goes “You are what you eat”, however it can also be said you perform how you eat as well. Preworkout nutrition will literally set the stage for the effort you can generate (and more importantly…sustain) when the stakes are at their highest. Rely on what I call a “shotgun” approach and you’re results will be inconsistent and marginal at best. Instead…fuel your body for serious performance. The best competitors in the world leave nothing to chance so why should you? Feel the difference as you start cranking out extra reps you never thought you were capable of…and see the difference those extra reps make to your body when you find it easier than ever to build muscle!
Delivering the exact nutrients your muscles need…exactly when you need them.
If you ever took the time to look at what most supplement companies put into their preworkout formulations you might never take one again…not if you cared about your health at least. At ATHLEAN-Rx, we care not only about your health but your performance as well, and are committed to delivering you only the safest, most well researched and proven ingredients to boost the results you get out of every workout without ever sacrificing your well being in the process.
Not ALL training yields results. Focused, intense and energized training does. Be prepared. It’s time to X-CITE your training.
Scientific research demonstrates that citicoline consumption helps to improve focus and mental alertness by enhancing the synthesis of acetylcholine and norepinephrine and regulating neuronal membrane excitability. It has been shown to be especially helpful in conditions of high oxygen demand (as during intense training).
This conditionally essential amino acid is a precursor to the vitally important catecholamines (epinephrine, norepinephrine and dopamine) involved in the regulation of neuromuscular performance, focus, and alertness. By replenishing the catecholamines that are used for energy by fast acting caffeine, L-tyrosine has been shown to help prevent and/or significantly delay mental and physical fatigue during exercise.
Whey Protein (preworkout)
Research shows that ingesting protein before workouts increases metabolic rate by 8% over those who only ingest carbohydrates. This helps to increase your available energy and fuel stronger muscle contraction during your workout in addition to providing your body with essential proteins to not only jump start muscle repair following training, but to also allow the body to more readily allow for tissue breakdown (knowing it has adequate stores in place for recovery).
Research now shows that lactic acid is NOT the only contributor to fatigue during exercise. Hydrogen ion accumulation is perhaps just as disabling. That said, by promoting high levels of intramuscular carnosine (a known lactic acid buffer and H+ ion neutralizer), Beta-Alanine supplementation can significantly delay fatigue and extend muscle power output.
Brand new studies suggest that Taurine is the most abundant amino acid in the body (above glutamine), particularly in the power generating type II fibers. Through supplementation it is possible to maintain peak stores of this important nutrient to enable more consistent force production without energy dropoff. Long term, taurine has been shown to be a cell volumizer that boosts internal muscle hydration…resulting in higher rates of muscle growth and function.
Green Tea Extract
Green Tea Extract promotes natural energy by assisting in the breakdown of dietary fats and sugars. Through its active ingredient, EGCG, a single dose of Green tea has been shown to increase metabolic rate significantly when compared to placebo.
Caffeine Anhydrous & Guarana Extract
Caffeine is a widely used stimulant which is well studied and known to be safe in dosages of up to 500-600 mg. X-Cite provides the perfect blend of natural anhydrous caffeine and its herbal relative guarana, to produce unparalleled mental alertness and energy without the jitters or dangerous side effects of other popular preworkout stimulants.
L-carnitine has the ability to transfer long-chain fatty acids, such as triglycerides in the blood, into mitochondria (a cell’s energy powerhouse), where they are oxidized to produce energy. Through consistent use, it has also been shown to reduce fat mass, increase lean muscle, and improve neurotransmitter function in the brain.
Vitamin B-3, B-12, Riboflavin, Folic Acid
If caffeine is the source of energy, think of your B-vitamins as the gatekeepers that control the flow and duration of energy. B-3, B-12, and their chemical relatives are involved in the majority of all metabolic reactions. Their deficiency can put a definite limit on both the amount and time that you can experience peak energy.
Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA’s)
BCAA’s are one of the most overlooked pre-workout supplement additions. They serve the dual purpose of providing immediate energy (as they’re already in their metabolized form) and setting the stage for immediate anabolic muscle restructuring following your workout.
Arginine-Alphaketogluterate (A-AKG) and L-Arginine
Arginine and A-AKG are precursors to Nitric Oxide, a known vasodilator and free radical scavenger. Outside of the increased muscle pump effect that is of very little value to performance, these precursors can promote increases in oxygen flow to the working muscles to produce more immediate and sustainable energy during activity. Long term, this positive blood flow produces a more anabolic environment for muscle growth and fat metabolism.
Waxy Maize Starch
This powerful fast digesting carbohydrate is perfect for delivering the near instant rush of energy that you want and need when you’re preparing for action. With a glycemic effect similar to white rice, this carbohydrate source is the perfect compliment to the longer acting and energy sustaining benefits of the other ingredients in X-Cite.
Electrolytes (Dicalcium Phosphate, Dipotassium Phosphate, Dimagnesium Phosphate)
Water alone is not enough to prevent dehydration during intense activity. Electrolytes are needed to maintain proper fluid balance inside and outside the working cells to ensure that the muscles can operate in ideal chemical environment.