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An Insomniac’s Guide to Opus!

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Do you have sensitivity to caffeine or other stimulants? Do you work out in the evenings? Do you find it difficult to fall asleep after a workout because your pre-workouts keep you alert? Do you dread the pre-workout inevitable crash? Are you looking for something that will help you stay hydrated and healthy while you perform the best workouts of your life?

OPUS IS THE ANSWER FOR YOU!

As an extreme insomniac with a serious sensitivity to stimulant products, I have always avoided pre-workouts, for fear they would send me up the wall on a week-long insomniac stints where my health, my energy and my overall wellbeing would suffer. So when Magnum Opus, a stimulant free pre-workout promising all the strength and intensity of a traditional preworkout, came into my life, I was eager to try it out.

Immediately after taking Opus, I was consumed with energy and power, like nothing I had ever experienced before! My workouts reached new intensity, without heart palpitations, without feeling dizzy, without crash, and without the inability to sleep!

Opus is now an absolute staple in my every-day stack, and heres why:

Without stimulants, Opus provides a wild rush of natural energy that you will feel in minutes (not waiting around for anything to ‘kick in’), to enhance the endurance and longevity of your workouts, while also dialing up the intensity and increasing your body’s ability to recover. Opus also increases blood flow in the body with signature ingredients such as L-Citruline Malate, which improves your overall energy levels, and ability to transport BCAAs throughout the body for protein synthesis.

Most importantly, Opus keeps your body anabolic while training, which allows for explosive gains in muscular growth, and the delay of fatigue and muscular catabolism (muscle wasting) which is common in long, intense workout sessions. Opus’s feature ingredient, Carnosyn Beta-Alanine, and L-Leucine is responsible for providing this incredible anabolic fuel and muscle building environment, as well as the bonus of harder, longer muscular contraction for spectacular growth.

Whats more, Opus has 17 grams of  ingredients designed to balance and raise your body’s pH levels, which is not only crucial to your athletic performance, it is crucial to your overall health! When the body pH is acidic, it provides the perfect environmental conditions for disease to thrive and prosper, negatively affecting every aspect of your health and wellbeing. The pH raising ingredients in Opus prevent these acidic conditions, raising the body atmosphere to an alkaline state where strength, growth and health can flourish instead.

Opus will push your workouts harder, longer and more intense than they have ever been before, but that is not all this wonder product has to over. Utilizing Krebs-Cycle Acids, Opus helps the user stay hydrated, oxygenated, and primed for recovery. These compounds prevent the buildup or lasting effects of lactic acid, which causes fatigue and burning in the muscles, and reduces ammonia toxicity.

For all that Opus has to offer, it is the perfect pre-workout regardless of an athlete’s preferred activity. Opus will make weight lifting sessions more intense, make long distance runs longer, make sprints more explosive, and even benefit athletes who love yoga or dance. Opus is the perfect pre-workout for any activity, and due to its lack of stimulants, it also makes for the perfect pre-workout for any workout time! Whether you work out first thing in the morning or last thing in the evening, Opus’s rush of natural, unstimulated energy will leave you feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and most importantly, able to sleep as soundly as possible.

Oh, did I mention it tastes absolutely amazing too? See for yourself!

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Why you should be taking DNA (Even if you take nothing else!)

Magnum DNA

If I was restricted to taking only one supplement for the rest of my life, my choice would undoubtedly be Magnum DNA. DNA is my absolute favourite supplement I have ever taken, and one that I believe provides the most benefit to my strength, endurance, and my overall aesthetic physique. This product is my personal godsend for a myriad of reasons, and I’d like to tell you why.

(Learn about Magnum DNA here)

When I first read that DNA provides a 3 day strength gain guarantee, I was extremely sceptical; however the integrity behind the Magnum brand encouraged me to try. I added this product into my stack immediately, and I was absolutely blown away by the results! Within three days, I was able to increase my weights by a minimum of 5 lbs in every exercise I attempted! I felt amazing. Not only could I measure these results concretely, I could feel the difference in my lifting ability; I felt stronger, bearing weight was easier, and I had far more energy to give to my workouts! I out-performed every personal best in lifting that I had ever set, and that was only just the beginning. It only took three days for Magnum DNA to convert me from a sceptic to a devout believer, and it has been a beloved addition to my stack ever since. However, it is not enough to simply provide my personal experience to explain the attractive qualities of this product, for the pharmaceutical grade ingredients of DNA and their functionality that are responsible for these amazing results deserve fair attention.

The foundation of Magnum DNA is a Brain Chain Amino Acid (BCAA) formula, which are the fundamental building blocks of protein synthesis and muscle building within the body. DNA’s BCAA mix is provided with Ethyl-Esther technology, which is the first compound within the body to pass through the blood-brain barrier. This allows more effective dosage, as there is a much greater, faster absorption of the BCAAs within the body’s cells. This formula also includes Glycine and Arginine, which reduces fatigue, enhances vasodilation, and further aids muscle growth. This ensures that when the burn of muscle fatigue grows mid-reps, the body is able to endure, push through, and better cope with the stress! Additionally, the Keoiscaproate Calcium (KIC) prevents the body from muscle wasting catabolism by maintaining an anabolic, muscle building body state.

The result of this incredible formula is a promise of not only enhanced strength, but increased endurance and performance that exceeds expectations. DNA increases protein synthesis, increases the growth of muscle mass and also hardens and densifies existing muscle for an overall harder, more defined look. If that was not enough to entice, the anabolic formula also improves recovery! It truly is the full package.

Magnum DNA is an essential addition to a stack for anyone who is lifting weights in their athletic routine; no matter what your fitness focus is, this product has guaranteed benefits. If you are looking for a supplement to do more than just aid your performance, but to TRULY change your life, this is the one!

(Learn about Magnum DNA here)

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What makes ROCKET SCIENCE Unique?

In today’s supplement world, pre-workouts reign supreme. Everyone is looking for the best product for increased energy and strength to gain the most out of their dedicated time in the gym. But with so many choices, so many ingredients and so many doses, it can feel near impossible to find the perfect compound for their goals and their stimulant threshold, without the negative side effects of a post-workout crash! How can you find what best works for you?

Magnum already established itself as a brand that is concerned with providing the best for all pre-workout desires when they produced OPUS, a stimulant free pre-workout designed for the stimulant-sensitive, the endurance oriented or the late night workout crowd. Now, with their newest pre-workout launch, Magnum once again brings massive innovation to the pre-workout market with ROCKET SCIENCE – a preworkout designed to provide explosive energy, intensity, and focus! What makes Rocket Science different?

First, the ingredients set ROCKET SCIENCE apart. Every Magnum Nutraceuticals product is made with only the highest quality pharmaceutical grade ingredients, and ROCKET SCIENCE is no exception. ROCKET SCIENCE is comprised of two major component blends, referred to as JavaShock and BrainStim Serum, which when combined, allow for unreal bursts of energy, and crystal clear mental focus. Javashock contains both Caffeine anhydrous and Dicaffeine malate, designed to stimulate the central nervous system for an increase in mental alertness, body coordination and a reduction in physical fatigue, while calming the digestive system and ensuring energy replenishment for no post-product crash. Additionally, the Brainstim Serum is a potent formula including Beta-Phenylethymine, amino acids, dendrobium and several psychostimluants for elevated mood, mental focus, concentration and increased blood circulation. These ingredients allow for enhanced mental clarity while training, without fatigue or lapses in endurance. PREPARE FOR LIFTOFF!

Aside from the quality of the ingredients, ROCKET SCIENCE is also unique in that it is an encapsulated pre-workout, allowing for a much more personal approach to dosage. Because the product is not overloaded with stimulants or filler, each capsule is efficiently tailored in dosage, and can be taken in the amount required for any individual with any stimulant threshold. Additionally, because ROCKET SCIENCE does not rely on one single stimulant source, users will experience an all-over increase of mental awareness, positive mood, and energy, no matter what their previous stimulant experience!

And yet, ROCKET SCIENCE continues to break the stereotypical barriers of traditional pre-workouts, by being useful for more than just the gym! Although ROCKET SCIENCE will increase exercise performance, endurance and energy by 13%, 65% and 67% respectively, this is not the extent of its gifts. ROCKET SCIENCE will also increase mental focus and memory retention by 22%, as demonstrated in a double blind placebo study on humans at the Windgate School of Pharmacy. For this reason, ROCKET SCIENCE has proven to be effective in aiding individuals for study or academic research, or anything that requires concentration up to and including video gaming. Considering this, ROCKET SCIENCE’s utility cannot be overstated, as it can benefit users in various aspects of their lives, not just in the weight room.

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Competition Supplement Stack Part II: Catalysts

Here goes Part II of my Competition Supplement Stack, focusing on the elements that add fat-burning fuel to my workouts!

MAGNUM ACID: Combined with HEAT, Acid is my fat-burning secret weapon! Acid is a Pharmaceutical grade Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA), a natural fatty acid that increases muscle tissue and metabolizes body fat – particularly in the abdominal and glute region. What sets Acid apart from other CLA supplements, however, is that Magnum only invests in the two isomers of CLA (of three) that are proven to burn body fat, leaving you with no 30% filler! This increases the potency of every serving! As a competitor, I focus on keeping my abs and butt tight, so this product is a godsend. This is also the first product I would recommend to someone looking to try a fat-burning supplement if they have not had experience with fat-burners before.

MAGNUM HEAT: Combined with ACID, Heat is my fat-burning secret weapon! Now, just like most pre-workouts, I find that most fat-burners do very undesirable things to my body, especially with my heart and sleep patterns. Heat, however, is a STIMULANT FREE thermogenic fat incinerator which stimulates energy without the jitters! The key to Heat is its natural ingredient thermogenesis. The blend of raspberry ketones, ginger root, green tea leaf, black pepper extract, capsaicin, and others, will increase your basal metabolic rate, and make you SWEAT when you work! No joke, I have taken thermogenics before, but I have never actually sweat as much as I have with Heat! Whats more, not only are you not facing the jitters, Heat also has adaptogens, to help balance your hormones, so drastic fat burning results are done without overhauling how you feel — this means there will be no yo-yo effect or crash when cycling off, and you will not gain the weight back (if maintaining a healthy diet and consistent exercise.) Note: For those who like their fat-burner stimulants, HEAT ACCELERATED is the option for you!

L-Carntine: L-Carntine is a staple and a standard of the competitor supplement stack. Magnum does not produce an L-Carnitine supplement, therefore I am not discerning over brand preference. Synthesized from amino acids, L-carnitine is essential in the transport and breakdown of lipids (fat) in the body’s metabolic reactions, which then helps to produce metabolic energy.  When paired with Acid (CLA) and a natural based fat burner such as Heat, L-Carnitine is a great addition to any stack focused on reducing body fat and promoting leanness.

Green Tea Extract: Also known as Green Tea Catechins and Polyphenols, are found in any brewed tea, but are stronger when extracted directly from the source.  Though green tea extract is included in the HEAT formula, this added green tea extract supplement is a great addition to my stack for a touch more thermogenesis and an antioxidant boost in the last few weeks of preparation, particularly when we are no longer able to drink tea due to water cutting or distilled water conumption. This green tea extract pill mixes well with the L-Carnitine, as well as Heat and Acid.

Not Pictured: Just wanted to include a quick blurb about two supplements that didn’t get included in the photo, but will be included in a later ‘every day supplements’ post.

MAGNUM G: G is a Pharmaceutical grade beet-sourced glutamine, perfect for enhancing recovery, diminishing soreness, and preventing muscle catabolism. This, along with its ability to boost immune function and remove lactic acid for better blood and nutrient flows, this is a must in every protein shake. 

MAGNUM LOADED: A multi-vitamin loaded with minerals, greens, antioxidants, metabolic boosters, B-Vitamins, Vitamin C, and anti-aging components: this is not your grandmother’s multi-vitamin!

To prevent TL;DR, I’ve broken this up into 2 posts.

CLICK HERE TO READ PART 1: THE FOUNDATION

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Competition Supplement Stack Part I: Foundation

It has been quite a while since I’ve written a new blog post, and since we’re so close to competition time (4 weeks out) I thought the best way to jump back in would be to write a post about something I am often asked about: my supplements!  First, a few words about my sponsors in general. MAGNUM is one of the only supplement companies than can attest to having 100% pharmaceutical grade ingredients in all their supplement blends, and their dedication to quality and high-end performance is admirable. Their supplement line is extensive, yet not over-extended, to make sure you receive the best. I am very blessed to be a part of the Magnum family!

MAGNUM QuattroAnyone doing anything in the fitness world needs a great source of protein to promote muscle growth as well as to refuel and recover after intense physical endurance. Quattro is a time-release 4 isolate blend with 30g per scoop that also includes CLA and Flaxseed — which makes Quattro an ideal protein source for any time during the day, particularly in the mornings, post-workout or before bed. Additionally, because Quattro is lactose and gluten-free, it is easy even on the most sensitive of digestive systems. A bonus for me, being slightly lactose intolerant.  I use the Chocolate Love flavor for every day use, and Vanilla Ice Cream for recipes.

MAGNUM OPUS: Before Opus came into my life, I missed it so bad. That is to say that I -never- used pre-workout supplements. Being extremely sensitive to caffeine and NO, among other things, taking a pre-workout only made me feel dangerously out of control of my body, particularly my heart and my ability to sleep. Opus changed all that by being a STIMULANT-FREE (Yes, you read that right) beta-alanine based pre-workout, dedicated to anabolic fuel, longevity and endurance, as opposed to jacking you up on a jitter-ride. Opus works to balance your body’s pH and enhance your cellular performance, which ultimately results in an explosive workout (that will bring out your mini-gladiator), without the downsides of traditional preworkouts. And because its stimulant free, Opus is a pre-workout that is safe to take for every workout, even when you train late at night, as well as combined with other supplements.  Also, the Blue Yazberry flavor is to die for. 

MAGNUM Performance Greens: Many people underestimate the benefits of a good greens powder, and with Magnum’s performance greens, I’ve certainly learned this lesson personally. With its organic green and phytonutrient blend, this greens powder detoxifies and cleanses my system every morning, leaving me with a balanced pH, natural clean energy, and no drawbacks from anything that I might have eaten before. I mix this with ice and Quattro for a smoothie that tastes exactly like a tootsie roll! This is my morning kick-in-the-pants.

MAGNUM DNA: DNA is hands down, by far, my favourite supplement I have ever taken. Without a doubt, I have never -felt- the results of a single supplement as strongly as I have with DNA. Branch-Chain-Amino-Acids (BCAAs) are fundamental to muscle and strength gains, and yet normally, they are a pain to take – instantized powders that mix with nothing and taste horrible, or pills where you feel no results… this is not the case with DNA. Because it is a pharmaceutical grade BCAA mix with L-Leucine Alpha KIC, and an ammonia scavenger to remove ammonia from muscles and prevent fatigue, the guarantee on DNA that you will see strength gains in 3 days is 100% absolutely legitimate. With DNA, I went up a minimum of 5 lbs on all my major exercises within 3 days, most upwards of 10-20 lb increases in a matter of a week. I am lifting heavier, and capable of performing more reps than ever before, and it truly is thanks to DNA. I couldn’t say enough about it!

 

To prevent TL;DR, I’ve broken this up into 2 posts.

CLICK HERE TO READ PART 2: THE CATALYSTS

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