"The successful warrior is the average man, with laser like focus." - Bruce Lee.
"The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it -- as long as your really believe 100%." - Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Your ability to focus and push past your physical limits determines how much progress you’ll make in the gym. You have to increase your strength and lift more than you ever have… You have to apply a larger stimulus than your body has ever experienced... Failing to push your limits and apply more stimulus results in your body having no reason to change. This is one of the main reasons you see so many people who go to the gym, day after day, but always look the same, year in and year out… They lift the same amount of weights their body has already become accustomed to… they don’t push themselves… and they never make any real progress. Why? Because they stop making an effort each and every time they’re in the gym to push themselves as far as they can. Their strength stalls, and so does their progress.
The key to avoiding this mistake is to ensure that you’re 100% focused each and every time you hit the gym. In order to build your best physique you have to gain strength not only physically, but also mentally. Only with an intense focus will you be able to subject your body to the physical discomfort it takes to bring on change and push yourself past your previous limits. Enough chitchat. It’s time to get focused!
Enter... Ryse Loaded Pre by Ryse Supplements! Ryse Loaded Pre is formulated with potent and clinical doses of powerful nootropics, stimulants, and endurance enhancing ingredients to ignite maximal focus and performance. The unique formula produces a surge of pumps, energy and focus in the gym, with the primary focus of this pre-workout being... well... focus!
Nootropics are a class of substances that boost brain performance. Nootropics are also known as smart or cognitive enhancers or neuro-protectors. More specifically, nootropics are substances that help improve creativity, mood, motivation, memory and overall cognitive function in individuals. Loaded Pre is absolutely "loaded" with a specific blend of nootropics to maximize focus, mental clarity, and motivation. This blend enables a "tunnel vision" like focus and mental clarity that allows you to dial in, avoid distractions, and focus on the task at hand -- pushing your body to new heights in order to get stronger, build more muscle, and/or improve overall athletic performance and ability!
Now that we know the main premise of this focus and performance bomb, let's breakdown the whole formula so we can get a more in-depth look at how this formula truly works!
- L-Citrulline 4,500mg
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.
At 4,500mg per serving, you can expect tremendous muscle pumps and muscle fullness. The benefits for a muscle pump far outweigh just muscles being bigger and more vascularity. You can also expect to see improvements in recovery time between exercises and between workouts, increases in both strength and power that will likely also lead to an increase in muscle growth, and enhanced overall training capacity.
- Beta-Alanine 3,500mg
Beta-Alanine is a staple in the pre-workout game and is the ingredient known for that itchy, tingling sensation that hits after a few minutes and is truly loved by many (and also hated by a few.. what are ya gonna do lol). If you're like me, once those tingles hit, it tells the brain it's TIME TO GO!!!
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 acid 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.
- VitaCholine (Choline Bitartrate) 300mg
Choline Bitartrate is the combination of Choline with a salt called Tartaric Acid. The Tartaric Acid is combined with the Choline to increase its bioavailability and absorption in the body so you get the peak benefits of each serving of choline. Choline Bitartrate is a chemical compound and very powerful nootropic, which is augments acetylcholine neurotransmission, thus enhancing muscle fiber recruitment.
A neurotransmitter is a chemical message that is released by nerve cells to communicate signals to other cells in the body such as neurons, gland cells and muscle cells. Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter that is found in neuromuscular junctions and helps signal muscle contractions, which is the key component to better “mind-muscle connection” when training. It also plays a key role in basically every cognitive function from balance, coordination, memory, mental alertness, to just learning in general.
While many of the positive adaptations you experience from lifting heavy weights or performing explosive movements are due to building muscular strength, your nervous system also plays an important role. Your nervous system adapts, becomes more efficient, and allows your muscles to fire with increased potency. These neurological adaptations require acetylcholine, so increasing your intake of acetylcholine precursors like choline bitartrate will drastically improve your power, performance, motivation, and mental clarity.
- Caffeine Anhydrous 300mg
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.
300mg is a clinical dose of caffeine anhydrous. This specific dosage has been shown to maximize the benefits of caffeine supplementation. These benefits include:
- Increased mental alertness and energy levels
Caffeine works in the brain as a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant, so when I say energy, I mean alertness. Caffeine blocks certain receptors in the brain that increase levels of epinephrine, adrenaline, and dopamine. Blocking these receptors in the brain gives you that drive you feel—and a bit of euphoria—when you consume caffeine before a workout
- Increased Strength and Power
The nerves that activate muscle fibers, once stimulated by caffeine, activate those muscle fibers with greater force. More force equals more strength, which is why caffeine can increase your strength during a workout.
- Enhanced Muscular Endurance
Caffeine increases endurance in several ways. The first is by increasing fat burning during workouts. When you train with caffeine, you burn more fat. This spares muscle glycogen, which means you have more energy later in the workout, when you need it most. Another way caffeine can improve endurance is by boosting nitric oxide levels. That's right, research shows that caffeine can enhance vasodilation, the term for the widening of blood vessels. This allows more blood to flow to the muscles, which in turn delivers more oxygen and more nutrients, resulting in greater overall endurance.
- Reduced Muscle Soreness
Believe it or not, research shows that caffeine works incredibly well for helping ease muscle soreness by altering your perceived exertion during your workouts. With less muscle soreness, you can go harder, perhaps banging out a few extra reps you probably wouldn't have gotten if that muscle soreness was too much. More reps equals more work done by your muscles, and that equals better results.
- Delayed Release Caffeine Micorspheres (ZumXR) 120mg
Delayed Release Caffeine delivers not more than 25% at 1 hour and over 80% at 2 hours – for a surge of caffeine at a fixed time interval. This means that this caffeine/stimulant source will be delivered and stimulate the CNS (Central Nervous System) at a much slower rate to abstain from any mid or post-workout crash. This will also sustain energy levels throughout the entire duration of the workout. For those of you out there that train for 45 minutes to an hour session, this ingredient is going to ensure you can perform at peak intensity throughout the entire duration by keeping energy levels maximized. For those endurance athletes out there, this one is going to stick with you as well for 2 hours + to make sure energy levels don't fade out for that long run, bike ride, or swim session.
- Theobromine 100mg
We've already discussed the benefits of caffeine for us as lifters/athletes so now, we'll discuss all the great benefits of theobromine. Theobromine is a bitter, volatile compound obtained from cacao seeds. It’s technically an alkaloid compound (meaning a nitrogen-atom containing chemical) that resembles caffeine and has similar effects, but it also provides vasodilation effects, and hence improved oxygen transport. When combined, caffeine and theobromine act synergistically to improve workout performance and intensity.
Theobromine and caffeine are similarly constructed types of pharmacologically active chemicals but with noticeably different effects. Theobromine is gentle, mild, has a slow onset, and is long lasting, whereas caffeine is intense, strong, fast acting, and short lived. While these two compounds have similar effects, the key difference is that caffeine has an effect on the central nervous system and theobromine most significantly affects smooth muscle. This provides a smooth long-lasting energy source that comes with zero crash!
- L-Theanine 50mg
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 50mg, 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!
- Vincamine (as Thinkamine) 10mg
Vincamine is an active compound of the Perwinkle plant. It influences your brain’s blood flow. The effects are similar to Ginkgo Biloba and Pine Bark Extract. With an increase in cerebral circulation, your brain cells get nourished with more oxygen and nutrients. This results is greatly improved mental performance and improved reaction speed. This product coupled with the other powerful nootropics in Loaded Pre creates an atmosphere for maximized focus and crystal clear mental clarity!
There is the full breakdown of this focus and performance enhancing beast! Now, let's talk about another aspect of this pre-workout that just heightens the pre-workout experience and it's an important one... the FLAVORS! Loaded Pre is available in some of the best flavors I have ever has the pleasure of tasting in a pre-workout formula. These flavors include Smarties (those little delicious candy rolls that we all knew and loved as kids, and this one tastes just like you remember those little delicious b*stards), Cherry Ring Pop (Yes, this one tastes as good as it looks and is by far my favorite flavor), Tiger's Blood (A coconut, watermelon, strawberry mixture that will have your taste buds screaming for more), and Freedom Rocks (Bomb Pop - the red, white, and blue popsicles that we all know and love. The cherry, lime, and blue raspberry mashup takes you soaring right back to childhood!)