THE FAT AS FUEL SHIFT
Anyone who is training to improve the look of their physique, more than anything, wants two things; increased muscle and decreased fat. They want the kind of lean look that comes from hard training and clean eating. But what research has shown is that there may be a way to help to tip the balance of how your body accesses fuel in your favor.
ACTIVE FAT TRANSPORT (AFT™)
Carnitine, Caffeine, Alpha-GPC and the group of stimulants Synephrine, Higenamine and Hordenine all produce some impressive effects that lead to a shift in the way that the body breaks fat down, releases it into the blood stream and uses it (burns it) as energy to power your training. Test subjects using IMPACT Igniter all reported an increase in body heat and sweating during training. This matches up with what the research says on key ingredients in IMPACT Igniter. Study participants used more than 50% less muscle glycogen (stored muscle energy) than the control group indicating that they burned more fat for fuel and had improved energy production.
TEST SUBJECTS USING IMPACT Igniter ALL REPORTED AN INCREASE IN BODY HEAT AND SWEATING DURING TRAINING.
Impressively, the measured work output increased by more than 30%, while having a lower rate of perceived exertion; this is a powerful combination that allows you to maximize your training to accelerate your results. Even better, at the maximum exercise intensity, results showed a significantly increased level of both maximal oxygen uptake (a key measure of performance), and power output.
IMPACT Igniter increases both the release of stored fat and the burning of that fat for fuel. It literally spares muscle energy and shifts metabolism to burn fat during intense training.
MUSCLE SWELLING PUMP ACTIVATION
We have known for decades that hitting the gym and lifting weights with repeated sets and high volume gives you the “pump”. But what is the pump and how does it help you (beyond inflating your ego)? The action of repeated muscle contractions with resistance over a long duration produce this effect through increased blood pooling in the muscle and increased metabolic waste from hard working muscles.
So, how do we amplify this effect in the gym and take advantage of these effects without going blue. IMPACT Igniter has included high levels of key ingredients that have been shown to produce results that lead to substantial increases in levels of blood plasma, nitric oxide, erythropoietin (EPO) and osmolytes (ingredients that help manage hydro-pressure within muscles).
BUT WHAT IS THE PUMP AND HOW DOES IT HELP YOU
(BEYOND INFLATING YOUR EGO)?
A combination of Citrulline Malate (2:1), Agmatine Sulfate, N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine (NAC) and Taurine have been included at high levels to take full advantage of their ability to increase the body’s physiological tendency to flood muscles with blood, nutrients, oxygen and yes, metabolic waste products in response to intense training.
By including Taurine and NAC in the new pre-workout, we’ve ensured that you not only have increased blood volume being delivered to the muscles, but that the quality of that blood is improved. N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine (NAC) increases the amount of erythropoietin (EPO) in the body, in turn increasing red blood cell production. Red blood cells (RBC) are the oxygen carriers, specifically hemoglobin, and levels of hemoglobin were increased 9% in study participants.
This improves anaerobic performance and overall exercise performance by decreasing exercise induced oxidation. It increases post-exercise glutathione (anti-oxidant status) by over 30%, which means faster recovery. The cherry on top is that it increases the plasma level of EPO by over 20% and haemoglobin by 9%.
IMPROVED LIFTS, INCREASED PUMP & BETTER RECOVERY = SUPERIOR RESULTS
This quantity will increase your power output and overall muscle performance. It will also increase Nitric Oxide. (Intracellular calcium determines the activation of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS), with the production of higher quantities of nitric oxide.) There’s also a hike in fat metabolism so you’re getting leaner with every rep.