The Phoenix Fitness Pre-Workout Supplement like all pre-workouts aims to boost sports performance and help achieve optimal levels of body chemistry for training. Pre-workout supplements work to help an athlete push their body beyond their limits and helps attaining the best out of them, improving their ability to work harder, longer and faster increasing muscularity, endurance and overall wellbeing and fitness whilst cutting body fat.
Here we outline some of the main constituencies of the Phoenix Fitness Pre-Workout and highlight some of the sports research that has gone in to the formulation.
Citrulline Malate is an amino acid, which prolongs the onset of fatigue during intense bouts of training. It basically works in two ways Citrulline aids the synthesis of Nitric Oxide which effects blood vessel dilation, blood flow, regulates glucose uptake and assists to optimise mitochondrial respiration, so helps the muscle function in it’s optimum state. Whilst Malate aids in the removal of waste product produced in the muscle as a direct result of exercise and it is this waste material that causes fatigue in muscles.
L-Tyrosine is generally thought of as a "mood enhancer", for increased "mental focus" or some say, for "energy."
The science bit an amino acid that supports the production of noradrenaline and dopamine, ultimately assisting in overall alertness, mental focus and the reduction of stress levels.
Quite possibly L-arginine’s biggest benefit lies in its role as a precursor to Nitric Oxide. Nitric Oxide functions as a vasodilator, essentially “opening up” veins and arteries, making it easier for blood (and all the oxygen and nutrients it carries) to flow freely through your body
L-Arginine can be sourced in the diet by eating whole wheat, chickpeas, dairy, fish, nuts, oats, poultry, red meat, seeds and soya.
There’s enough research to support supplementing Arginine a 2005 article published in the Journal of Sports Science and Medicine that found prolonged intake of a combined L-arginine-L-aspartate supplement synergistically reduced blood lactate accumulation and oxygen consumption during submaximal cycling.
In other words, it made submaximal exercise feel easier and more tolerable.
In 2010 an article published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition found that a combined Arginine and antioxidant supplement provided to elderly male cyclists increased the cyclists’ anaerobic threshold, making it possible for them to work harder before experiencing the build-up of lactic acid in working muscles.
Creatine is the most widely tested supplement and in spite of a few controversial results, it seems that Creatinesupplementation combined with resistance training would amplify performance enhancement on maximum and endurance strength as well muscle hypertrophy. Creatine really is the success of the supplement world and I personally cannot see any reason why you wouldn’t take it, only comment is that the body/muscles needs to be loaded with Creatine before any effect will be notice some say one week other studies say five weeks which ever way take daily until your happy then daily or every other day to keep up a reserve.
Beta-alanine has become a shining star in nutrition and n bodybuilding due to claims that it raises muscle Carnosine levels and increases the amount of work you can perform at high intensities. Increases in Carnosine have shown a lower Ph in fatigued muscles, which means you can train longer and increased levels of Carnosine have a link with high levels of fast twitch muscle fibres. There as been plenty of research into the effects of Beta-Alanine in in one UK test amateur boxers were punching 20 times harder after 4 weeks of dosing, however with longer rests between punching the were levels were not that different showing that Beta-Alanine is good for short burst high intensity training with short (under 2 mins) rest periods.
Taurine is yet another amino acid (there are only 20), that functions as an antioxidant. Antioxidants protect the body's cells from damage that results from certain chemical reactions involving oxygen (oxidation). Taurine is also said to improve mental and athletic performance by remove waste products that lead to fatigue and cause the well-known "muscle burn" and increases fat burning during exercise
When you exercise, your body uses glycogen, a type of sugar that you get from food, for energy. Once those stores of glycogen are depleted, you may feel tired or sluggish. Caffeine is proven to slow the depletion of glycogen by encouraging the body to use more fat as fuel, which helps to conserve energy over long periods of time.
Activities which require sustained effort, such as running, cycling, and cross-country skiing, all benefit from Caffeine supplementation by allowing athletes to increase their endurance, accuracy, and speed.
According to a study published by the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Illinois, people who drank caffeine experienced less anxiety associated with strenuous exercise, which may account for their lower perception of pain. For example, if you’ve ever felt your muscles burn during intense exercise, consuming Caffeine before you start your workout may dull this sensation.