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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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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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