Stance Lipotropic has arrived! This pre-cardio workout drink will take your workouts to a new level. This formula has used studies to determine which ingredients will help you the most with your cardiovascular workout. Stance products are designed with quality ingredients to ensure a healthier supplement for your body.
L-Carnitine (as tartrate): A 2002 study at the University of Connecticut, found in the American Journal of Physiology, examined the use of L-Carnitine Tartrate as a supplement. After significant testing of similar athletes during squats and using a placebo replacement as another control, the study ultimately summarized:
We examined the influence of L-carnitine L-tartrate (LCLT) on markers of purine catabolism, free radical formation, and muscle tissue disruption after squat exercise. … LCLT supplementation is effective in assisting recovery from high-repetition squat exercise. (Source)
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Those of us who are naturally more thin and lean and have trouble adding and maintaining weight of any kind are called “hard gainers,” and we’ve got the workout and supplement plan for you!
The goal every time you hit the gym should be hypertrophy — the increase in muscle volume. To achieve this on a lean frame, you won’t be able to simply use a generic workout plan. Like all lanky guys experience when we clothes shop, you need something a bit more custom-fitted, tailored to you. Forget three sets of 10. We need to reach deep muscle fibers, building the slow-twitch ones larger and the fast-twitch ones stronger. To do that, we’ve set up this workout plan that will not only add size, strength and endurance of strength, but will provide just enough of a calorie burn to ensure that you’re not storing up fat.
Follow this plan for 4-6 weeks, and DO NOT cheat yourself — make every workout, do every set and get every rep. Anything less than full effort is a failure! It is a four-day split, with three rest days, ample time to get both physical and mental rest before you’re back in the gym, so there are no “burnout” excuses here.
The supplement plan that works best for hard gainers is one that addresses the need for a calorie surplus, muscle recovery and rebuilding and even hormonal issues that aren’t as uncommon as you might think.
Absolutely, if you’re a hard gainer trying to build muscle fast, we recommend:
BCAA SPORT. Around the clock, your body needs amino acids to prevent catabolism, where the body feeds on muscle storage for energy.
N’FUZE — Abundantly researched and shown to increase muscle volume and strength, there is no reason to pick a low-quality version of creatine anymore — it’s mostly a very affordable supplement. Kre-Alkalyn is a buffered form of creatine that ensures nearly 100 percent of this product goes to the muscles and doesn’t get converted into useless creatinin.
ANITEST, ARABOL, AUGMENT, 1-XD and HGH-191 are outstanding options to get your body back to growing, the natural way. Hard gainers are hard-wired to simply not produce much muscle mass. This can be changed with more natural testosterone production. As many lean guys can attest, during puberty there was one massive growth spike where we got taller and filled out (at least as much as we were going to). Natural testosterone, which caused that spike, decreases dramatically as men get older, leading to increases in body fat and decreases in muscle mass.
Pre-workout products like N’SANE, NOX-P3, ANX-P3, STANCE and THERMOVEX deliver more energy, both of mind and body, for the most high-quality workouts you can get. Plus, the increased blood flow means your other supplements are working more efficiently.
THE TRAINING PLAN
MONDAY (Chest and Back)
5 Supersets: Wide-grip pull-ups (failure)/barbell bench press (x12). Clear the bar with your chin and lower yourself all the way down; likewise, on bench, pull the bar down to your chest and, without bouncing it, drive it back up. Perfect form is the biggest key.
5 Supersets: T-bar rows (x12)/dumbbell incline press (x12).
5 Supersets: Seated cable rows (x12)/dumbbell flys (x12).
TUESDAY (Legs and Abs)
5 Supersets: Wide-stance squats (x12)/narrow-stance leg press (x12). On the leg press, keeping your feet close together, toes pointed straight forward, will target the upper leg’s outer sweep more, while a wider squat with the toes pointed slightly outward allows for a deeper, more engaging movement.
5 Supersets: Romanian deadlifts (x12)/wall sits (x15 seconds).
5 Supersets: Hamstring curls (x12)/seated calf raises (x20).
3 Supersets: Hanging leg raises (x8)/decline crunches (x10)/planks (x30 seconds).
5 Trisets: EZ Bar Curls (x6)/French triceps press (x12)/Reverse-grip curls (x6)
3 Supersets: Weighted dips (to failure)/preacher curl machine (x25)
3 Trisets: Hammer curls (x10 per arm)/V-bar cable pushdowns (x20)/incline dumbbell curls (x10 per arm)
THURSDAY (Shoulders and Abs)
4 Supersets: Arnold Presses (x12)/Upright rows (x12)
Standing overhead press: 4×12
5 Supersets: Lateral raises (x15)/front raises (x15)
3 Trisets: Hanging leg raises (x10)/decline crunches (x12)/planks (x30 seconds)
The best new four-benefit combination men’s pre-workout product is here: STANCE!
With a patented formula designed to help generate a pump, create energy and focus, boost testosterone and burn fat, STANCE is sure to be one of NUTRISHOP’s most popular men’s pre-workout products. The purpose of this article is to explain how STANCE can help you boost your testosterone levels, thus increasing your natural ability to build muscle and burn fat.
What makes this product a hit, specifically for men? An ingredient found in similar hit products at NUTRISHOP, D-Aspartic Acid. You may remember it from the powerhouse testosterone booster, 1-XD, and it’s back for STANCE, making it the only pre-workout with a clinically dosed amount of this tested ingredient to boost testosterone levels significantly (42 percent in 12 days, according to one study!).
As men age, testosterone production falls — this is the unfortunate truth about this powerful hormone that is responsible for muscle growth, fat loss, and many other positive attributes. During puberty and into the 20s, testosterone production ratchets up sharply, and then it drops off slowly forever, naturally.
There is hope, however, in the form of D-Aspartic Acid (DAA). It is an amino acid that, research shows, can increase natural testosterone production by up to 40 percent in men mainly by increasing levels of luteinizing hormone (LH) from the pituitary gland. The result is a mimicking of the same body state experienced by men in their 20s — a natural elevation of testosterone based on the same processes the pituitary goes through. In 2007, an Italian study addressed DAA and its role in the male body, showing the pro-testosterone hormones the body will create with DAA supplementation:
In the pituitary gland, it stimulates the secretion of the following hormones: prolactin (PRL), luteinizing hormone (LH), and growth hormone (GH) In the testes, it is present in Leydig cells and is involved in testosterone and progesterone release.
Among the benefits of increased natural testosterone are enhanced libido, elevated mood, and, of course, strength, muscle growth and fat loss. Supporters of DAA research note the results of a particular study featuring a test group that ingested it:
…Researchers gave a couple of dozen men aged between 27 and 37 a daily dose of 3.12 grams of for twelve days consecutively. Twenty other men were given a placebo. The testosterone level in the subjects that received the supplement had risen by 33% after the twelve days.
This form of creatine, one of the newest, patented developments in the supplement industry, is on the rise in popularity because of its superiority to creatine monohydrate in a couple areas. The first is water retention. Many athletes find that creatine monohydrate adds size, but at the cost of bloating — biochemically speaking, it forces intra- and extra-cellular water retention. Cosmetically speaking, this causes a soft, smooth, bloated appearance, and more importantly, the water retention may restrict muscle growth by causing a constricting environment that doesn’t allow muscle cells to expand in size.
Where creatine nitrate differs is that it expels excess water while simultaneously hydrating muscle cells and saturating them with creatine. Athletes using creatine nitrate as opposed to classic monohydrate should notice a leaner, harder look.
Creatine Nitrate, however, is more than just creatine, as the name implies. The nitrate component offers tremendous functional advantages to athletes. And this advantage is sure to reshape the entire nitric oxide and pre-workout nitric oxide category forever.
Nitrates provide substantial benefits to athletes and bodybuilders, as supported by clinical research. They are organic anions naturally occurring in the human diet, with close to 80 percent of dietary nitrates found in vegetables. Fruits and processed meats represent additional sources of nitrates in the human diet. In fact, researchers at Michigan State University have suggested nitrates may be nutritious. So what benefit does supplementation with nitrates offer to athletes?
In the body, nitrate converts into nitric oxide, and once oxidized, nitric oxide is recycled back into nitrate, which then has the potential to convert into nitric oxide once again. And the cycle continues to repeat itself. This creates an exciting alternative to nitric oxide production, and carries profound implications for the athletic community.
A critical problem with nitric oxide is the short lifespan it has in the body. In just a few seconds, the nitric oxide molecule can be metabolized, and the athlete loses any benefit he/she may have received. A pump however must be sustained for several minutes, if not hours, in order to result in those biochemical conditions required to stimulate muscle hypertrophy. And nitrates are capable of elevating nitric oxide production for up to 8 hours.
The bottom line on Creatine Nitrate: Nitrates provide a prolonged precursor to nitric oxide production, allowing for a better muscle-building environment in the body.
The pre-workout designed for extreme male athletes. Stance is here to deliver intense workouts that embarrass the competition. If you are like most body builders you do not want a gimmick product. Stance will deliver the goods. Below you will find the explosive ingredients that make it a uniquely powerful blend for the weight lifter, athlete and cross trainer. Click the nutritional facts image to see in full screen.
Pre-workout drinks are getting more intense, serious and beneficial. Do not sit on the sidelines while your friends see the results of STANCE!
You’ve come to know ANX-P3 as a great pre-workout product that gives you a great pump. But it’s also got some other great properties, including a healthy dose of OPCs (oligomeric proanthocyanidin complexes) that specifically help with vascular function and the prevention of swelling and other blood-flow abnormalities.
Since ANX-P3’s primary function is to promote improved blood flow for that crazy workout pump, it stands to reason that OPCs would be included in its proprietary blend. Sure enough, a closer look at ANX-P3 shows them in the formula, in the form of Grape Seed Extract, PowerGrape Whole Grape Extract and Pine Bark Extract Concentrate. The early uses of OPCs for treatment actually were derived from the extract of French maritime pine.
OPCs are, according to the NYU Langone Medical Center, a family of closely-related compounds that has been used for years to treat myriad symptoms, including chronic venous insufficiency (similar to varicose veins), erectile dysfunction (when paired with arginine) and PMS swelling, on top of improving cholesterol and serving as a fat- and water-soluble antioxidant. From the Center’s website:
OPCs are strong antioxidants. Vitamin E defends against fat-soluble oxidants, and vitamin C neutralizes water-soluble ones, but OPCs are active against both types. … Regular use of OPCs has been proposed as a measure to prevent cancer, diabetic neuropathy and diabetic retinopathy and heart disease.
A double-blind, placebo-controlled study … reported that use of OPCs from pine bark produced benefits in all symptoms of menopause.
On top of the inclusion of OPCs, you’ll also note the Beet Root Extract Concentrate in ANX-P3’s main blend — it is known to be key for lowering blood pressure, another significant benefit when it comes to vascular health.
We’ve gotten a good look at the Karbolyn blend that makes NUTRISHOP’s newest supplement, KARBOLYN X-R3, so amazing. But it’s far from being the only one. KARBOLYN also features one of the best buffered creatines on the market and is designed to be ultra bioavailable for fast, effective results.
While creatine is a fantastic supplement, its most basic form, creatine monohydrate (that’s the white chalky stuff you can find on the cheap almost anywhere), has a major drawback: It breaks down into creatinin, a toxic byproduct of creatine, very quickly once ingested. This is why many people who have tried creatine have reported bloating, gas or other problems, not to mention them not getting the exact results they’re looking for.
Kre-Alkalyn is a patented buffered creatine formula that allows it to reach muscle cells in its maximum strength and purity. This patented pH-buffered formula is stable throughout the GI tract, which may prevent its breakdown into the by-product creatinine, in turn allowing the creatine to enter the muscle tissue fully potent. In a double blind clinical study with skilled, experienced weight lifters comparing Kre-Alkalyn to standard creatine monohydrate, after only 60 days the Kre-Alkalyn group experienced an overall average strength increase of 28.25% above those in the creatine monohydrate group.
Kre-Alkalyn, the buffered creatine found in KARBOLYN, addresses this problem with a creatine product that provides a buffer between the creatine itself and your system, meaning you get nearly 100 percent of the creatine you’re taking without the bloating effects of monohydrate. The bottom line: You get more pure creatine to your muscles, to maximize strength, mass and endurance gains in the muscle without having to take ungodly doses of it.
Amino-Zorb: A scientifically engineered form of BCAAs that holds up in the harsh acidic environment of the stomach and are delivered to the blood stream intact. The patent pending process utilizes an enzymatic fermentation process which allows for a very clean material that is highly bioavailable.
On top of those three patented blends, KARBOLYN also includes:
L-Glycine: Athletes have found glycine to aid in the slowing of muscle breakdown and lactic acid build-up as well as promote healing after intense exercise. During times of rapid muscle growth, the body’s demand for glycine is heightened and some studies indicate an increase in overall strength, perhaps attributed to its effect on GH levels and/or cell volumization. Glycine is a non-essential amino acid, produced in the body, that helps with the synthesis of proteins. It also has been shown, in some studies, to be key in the absorption of dietary proteins and amino acids.
Cissus Quadrangularis: A plant that has been used as an herbal remedy in India for hundreds of years to help support tendon, bone and muscle health while providing tremendous anti-oxidant benefits. More recently, clinical studies on CQ have supported the claims of decreased body fat, total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides and fasting blood glucose levels.
4-Hydroxyisoleucine: An amino acid extract from the herb Fenugreek which has been clinically studied to show a direct correlation to regulating blood sugar through insulin regulation. When insulin is increased it boosts the bodies ability to absorb nutrients such as Kre-Alkalyn® to a level that was only thought possible with high amounts of carbohydrates, in turn consuming excess, unnecessary calories.