Chris Bumstead Pre Workout
"DON'T BE A BUM. TRAIN HARD. SLEEP HARDER.DON'T BE A P***Y. TAKE TWO SCOOPS. ADD ANOTHER PLATE. LOVE YOUR MOM. NO REGRETS. STAY HUNGRY. DRINK YOUR WATER. FALL IN LOVE. SATURDAYS ARE FOR THE BOYS. DREAM BIG. NEVER QUIT. BE HONEST. TAKE RESPONSIBILITY. TAKE RISKS. DARE TO LEAD. OWN YOUR SH*T. GET HUGE. GET SHREDDED. LIFT MORE. RUN FURTHER. JUMP HIGHER. REMEMBER TO LIVE. LAUGH AND ALL THAT BULLSH*T. GET RAW. BE A THAVAGE." - Chris Bumstead.
Does CBUM have a pre-workout?
Many have asked and the question has been answered. As many of you are aware, Chris Bumstead's newly reformulated pre-workout -- Thavage Pre-workout just exploded onto the scene, and the hype behind this one is not only justifiable, but outright warranted! The masterminds at Raw Nutrition have teamed with 3x Mr. Olympia -- Chris Bumstead, to bring you one of the most truly fully-loaded juggernaut pre-workouts to ever hit the market.
Why is it called Thavage?
While Thavage is the official name of this product, Chris Bumstead jokes that "thavage" is his attempt to pronounce "savage" while embracing his lisp. Fans have taken to Chris' self-deprecating humor and he has even created shirts with "Thavage" displayed proudly.
This is not your super basic pre-workout formulated with lots of stimulants to boost energy, and maybe give you a slight bump in focus, and then pixie dusted with other ingredients that won't actually provide any benefit whatsoever to boost performance. No no... Thavage Pre-workout comes absolutely jam-packed with a sensational blend of scientifically backed ingredients, all clinically dosed, to bring you a truly one-of-a-kind pre-workout experience. 1 scoop of this one is enough to have you pumped and eager to crush your workout/training session. 2 scoops... prepare yourself for total thavagery!!
Mind blowing energy that lasts throughout your whole workout so you can crush every movement at peak intensity... tunnel vision focus so you can dial in, and get the most out of each and every rep and set... massive muscle pumps that will completely engorge muscles with fresh blood, oxygen, and nutrients, swelling them up like a full balloon... increase muscular endurance and delay muscle fatigue so you can knock out rep after rep and keep coming back for more... boost strength and increase power/force output to decimate PRs...
Now that you know what to expect from this pre-workout juggernaut, let's break down this remarkable formula, so you can get the nitty gritty on makes this behemoth tick!
Thavage Pre-Workout Ingredients
Here is the full breakdown for 2 full scoops:
- L-Citrulline - 6,000mg
Citrulline is a nonessential amino acid that serves as an endogenous precursor to arginine, thereby greatly enhancing nitric oxide synthesis through what is known as the arginine-nitric oxide pathway. Nitric oxide has various performance-boosting functions in the body including a vasodilatory effect, which will increase blood, oxygen, and nutrient delivery to working muscles. Furthermore, nitric oxide can also reduce the oxygen and energy cost of exercise allowing you to push the working muscles longer and harder.
6,000mg is a clinical dose of this potent vasodilator, so you can definitely expect massive pumps, extreme muscle fullness (that blown up balloon feeling that we all love), and some crazy vascularity. Supplying the muscles with all that fresh blood, oxygen, and nutrients will also improve recovery time between exercises and between workouts, increase strength and power that will likely also lead to an increase in muscle growth, and enhance overall training capacity so you can train longer and harder.
- Beta Alanine - 3,200mg
Beta-Alanine, or 3-aminopropionic acid is a naturally-occurring beta-amino acid and a component of the histidine dipeptides carnosine and anserine. Beta-Alanine has the distinct ability to raise muscle carnosine concentrations. In fact, beta-alanine is the limiting amino acids in carnosine synthesis, meaning that its presence in the bloodstream is directly tied to muscle carnosine levels. The resulting carnosine then acts as lactic acid buffer for our muscles (Lactic acid buildup is the burning sensation you feel during an exercise due to not enough oxygen available to complete the process, so a substance called lactate is made). which provides numerous benefits, including increases in work capacity, reducing muscle fatigue, increasing peak power output, and boosting overall athletic performance. These sensational benefits are the reason why Beta-Alanine is a pre-workout staple and a very well-known ingredient.
3,200mg is a clinical dose of Beta Alanine and will provide substantial benefits in increasing time to muscle exhaustion, increasing muscle endurance, delaying muscle fatigue, and buffering lactic acid so you can push your body longer and harder every workout.
- Betaine Anhydrous - 2.500mg
Betaine Anhydrous is an osmolyte, meaning it increases cellular water retention through osmosis. This gives Betaine Anhydrous the distinct ability to cause muscle fibers to swell, which will also stimulate muscle protein synthesis, promoting muscle growth. These increases in cell volumization and muscle cell uptake can significantly increase anaerobic power aka strength gains, as well as improve both endurance and power/force output. Simply put, Betaine Anhydrous pulls water into the muscle cells. This increases muscle fullness or volume. This process is also called water-based pumps.
2,500mg is a clinical dose of Betaine Anhydrous that will help increase power/force output, increase capacity to perform anaerobic work, increase natural energy levels, promote cellular hydration and boost ATP (the source of energy that is used to power the movement of contraction in working muscles) much like creatine does, and can help to take your strength gains and lean mass gains to new levels.
- L-Tyrosine - 2,000mg
L-Tyrosine is one of the most popular ingredients in pre-workouts these days, and for very good reason. It plays a significant role in the production of Dopamine (our feel good hormone), Adrenaline and Noradrenaline, Epinephrine and Norepinephrine, and thyroid hormones. Supplementing L-Tyrosine replenishes these important neurotransmitters and dramatically improves mental function (focus, concentration, memory, learning).
2,00mg is a massive dosage of L-Tyrosine and will trigger several of our “feel-good” neurotransmitters, including norepinephrine and dopamine. This will greatly enhance a sense of well being, boost mood, and drastically increase mental alertness and focus. As an added bonus, it can also lower anxiety and stress so nothing will stand in your way from demolishing every session!
- Taurine 2,000mg
Taurine is a powerful amino acid and is the second most abundant amino acid in the body. The body makes it by breaking down the amino acid cysteine. It is shown to enhance muscle contraction to boost power and rid the muscle of lactic acid, improving recovery. Much like Betaine Anhydrous, it's also an osmolyte that will increase cell volumization and muscle cell uptake, and boost cellular hydration.
2,000mg of Taurine is a clinical dose that will provide some monstrous benefits such as increased power/force output, enhanced muscle contractions, improvements in stamina and endurance, increased cellular hydration, accelerated recovery, increased cognitive function (focus, concentration, memory, learning), and supports central nervous system function.
- Arginine Nitrate 2,000mg
NO3-T Arginine Nitrate is an incredibly powerful nitric oxide booster that comes along with a huge list of other benefits to improve your workouts/training sessions. Blood flow is something that you should not only want to improve during workouts but generally all of the time. Not only can NO3-T Arginine Nitrate help improve blood flow during workouts, but upwards of eight hours after. Increasing blood flow not only carries oxygenated blood to your muscles but also key nutrients that aid in the recovery and muscle-building process. Additionally, during workouts, dilating the blood vessels and increasing blood flow can help remove lactic acid buildup in the muscle to help improve your workout performance.
2,000mg is a huge dose of NO3-T Arginine Nitrate that will not only boost nitric oxide and blood flow, but will amplify natural energy levels, boost strength and power levels by enhancing muscle contractile efficiency during workouts which can lead to significant gains in both muscle size and strength, enhance muscle recovery, increase endurance, extend time to exhaustion, and increase athletic performance.
- Agmatine Sulfate 1,000mg
Agmatine sulfate (AS) is a decarboxylated metabolite of the amino acid L-Arginine. While agmatine sulfate shares many of the same benefits as L-arginine, it actually has a better oral bioavailability and can be taken at much lower dosages to, among other functions, drastically boost nitric oxide (NO) levels to achieve and sustain massive muscle pumps. On top of the skin splitting pumps this potent vasodilator delivers, it also provides some serious benefits to increase workout/exercise performance. These benefits include better overall intra-workout energy, works as a nootropic to improve mental clarity, increase focus, and a sense of well-being, helps to promote healthy insulin sensitivity, promoting leanness and muscle building, and even increases appetite even when full, making it easier for underweight individuals to gain weight and muscle.
With 1,000mg per serving of this potent N.O. booster, you can expect better, longer lasting muscle pumps, increased exercise performance, enhanced cognitive function, pain reduction by diminishing inflammation and neuronal activity allowing you to train harder and recover faster, and boost natural energy levels.
- Coconut Fruit Water Powder 500mg
Coconut water contains crucial electrolytes like sodium, potassium, and magnesium, which help keep you hydrated, and is a natural way to replenish electrolytes during and after workouts. Being well hydrated during a workout improves your overall ability to perform exercises. Hydrating with coconut water during exercise will help you feel more energetic and increase your athletic performance so you can perform each movement at your peak ability!
- Alpha-GPC (Alpha-Glyceryl Phosphoryl Choline) 400mg
Alpha-GPC (A-GPC) is a potent building block of acetylcholine, which as we discussed, is a vastly important neurotransmitter present in both brain and muscle tissue. A-GPC is converted to phosphorylcholine, a metabolically active form of the essential nutrient choline. Phosphorylcholine migrates to the synaptic nerve endings found throughout the central nervous system and in turn increases acetylcholine synthesis and release. All athletic research performed with A-GPC has proven to benefit cognitive performance (memory, learning, recall, focus, and repetitive tasking) and also to benefit physical performance, including power output, force development, strength, jumping, and agility. It has even been shown to help improve video game performance. Major plus for all you gamers out there who also love to lift!
- Caffeine Anhydrous 260mg
Caffeine is without a doubt the most known and utilized stimulant in the world. Caffeine occurs naturally in plants such as coffee beans, tea, and cacao, which is the source of cocoa for chocolate. It's a CNS (Central Nervous System) stimulant that has been shown to reduce feelings of fatigue, increase energy levels, heighten mental alertness, lower perceived exertion, and even lower levels of perceived pain. Caffeine also improves mental acuity and sharpness, helps maintain laser-like focus, and even improves some technical skills both during and after strenuous activity. And, if that isn't enough, it's also believed to enhance the body's ability to use its own fat as fuel, which can effectively increase the time to exhaustion in endurance events.
- L-Theanine 150mg
L-theanine is a compound that occurs naturally in green tea and black tea. It has numerous positive effects on our bodies, including positively affecting serotonin and dopamine which influence mood, sleep, emotion, and cortisol, which helps the body deal with stress. When used along with caffeine, L-Theanine helps attenuate some of the stimulating effects of caffeine. The result is an increase in energy and tremendous focus without the jittery side effects and crash associated with high levels of caffeine.
At 150mg per serving, you can expect a smooth, yet hard hitting and sustaining energy supply that will last the entire duration of your workout, without the dreaded mid or post-workout crash. If you've ever had this dreadful experience, you 100% understand how substantial this ingredient can be to a high stimulant pre-workout!
- Bitter Orange (Citrus Aurantium) Fruit Extract (6% Synephrine) 100mg
Synephrine is a naturally occuring alkaloid that is considered to be a stimulant and nootropic due to it’s affect on weight loss and cognitive processes in the brain. It's extracted and synthesized from the Citrus Aurantium Plant more commonly known as Bitter Orange extract. Synephrine helps to increase metabolic rate, increase caloric expenditure and elevate energy levels throughout the day. In particular, Synephrine is a beta-agonist similar to Ephedrine and acts to increase metabolic rate via increasing lipolysis and BMR (basal metabolic rate).
100mg is a potent dose of this powerful stimulant/nootropic and will work very synergistically along side caffeine and l-theanine to produce a long-lasting energy source and greatly enhance cognitive function (focus, concentration, and mental clarity). The boosts in fat oxidation and metabolic rate is also a major plus for those dieting as it will help you maximize the weight loss benefits of exercise.
- Di-Caffeine Malate 64mg
Di-Caffeine Malate, also known as Infinergy, is composed of two separate caffeine molecules that are bound with malic acid. Infinergy contains approximately 75% caffeine and 25% malic acid by molecular weight. The malic acid in Infinergy works to buffer the salts in caffeine, allowing for easier digestion whilst also replenishing the energy produced by caffeine, which helps to minimize the dreaded post-caffeine energy "crash".
Infinergy helps to reduce fatigue, improve concentration, increase physical performance & boost thermogensis. In particular, it reduces sedation and relaxation by inhibiting the production of Adenosine, a chemical associated with sleep. This results in an increase in wakefulness, focus, better body coordination and an increase in performance in cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise.
- AstraGin (Astragalus Membranaceus & Panax Notoginseng) Root Extracts 25mg
AstraGin is a 100% natural compound that increases absorption of many vital nutrients and that promotes a healthy gut environment. The absorption of nutrients in your body is controlled by transporter proteins. These protein compounds are regulated by mRNA, a molecule that receives and encodes a chemical message for protein products. AstraGin increases the “transporters” and “mRNA” in your body, which are chemicals that work out a number of nutrients absorbed into the cells in your intestines.
The addition of AstraGin to a pre-workout allows for maximum absorption and utilization of the other ingredients. This ensures you get the maximum benefit of each ingredient.
- Huperzine A 100mcg
Huperzine A is an acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibitor, meaning it stops a specific enzyme, cholinesterase, from breaking down acetylcholine in the body. This results in increased levels of Acetylcholine in the body and thus improved neurotransmission and both cognitive and muscular performance. Huperzine-A also has the ability to quickly and effectively cross the blood-brain barrier preventing acetylcholinesterase (AChE) from decreasing acetylcholine levels. Specifically, Huperzine-A not only stops the breakdown of Acetylcholine but also allows for a surplus of Acetylcholine above base levels which works to improves nerve and brain function and the direct signalling of muscular contractions.
There we have it! The full breakdown of this sensational pre-workout monster! The newly reformulated Thavage Pre-workout is available in 3-Peat (a delicious red gummy bear) flavor. Get your hands on this pre-workout juggernaut, and unleath the Thavage!