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 Revolution.
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.
Dominick Walsh is a blogger for Performance Nutrition and TMRzoo.com and covers all men’s health topics and exercise issues including protein powders, diets, weight loss, weight lifting supplements, fat burners and supplement reviews. Dominick’s columns cover everything you need to know about your pre, during and post workout nutrition.