iForce Nutrition COMPETE What are the reasons that you train for? Are you a competitive sportsman who is looking to gain that extra step ahead of the competition? Are you a bodybuilder looking to bust through some plateaus? Are you looking to shred some unwanted body fat? Whatever your reason, we are all training for one thing, we are all striving to achieve greatness in our competitive field, be it against others or ourselves, we are all looking to COMPETE. iForce Nutrition have revolutionised intra-workout supplementation with Compete from the Xtreme Series, so lets break it down.
Mental Focus What happens when we exercise? Well, our bodies release very potent chemicals, such as adrenaline, and once this is charging around our system, our mind-set changes. When we are in this mind-set we are protected from danger in nature, yet this change can hinder our athletic performance. iForce Nutrition have formulated a potent supplement that uses this change to our advantage, and by enhancing our bodies reaction to this chemical change we are ready to COMPETE. iForce have adopted the use of a potent adaptogen known as Rhodiola Rosea, a plant extract that improves physical and mental performance. An adaptogen is a compound that enables us to remain calm in stressful situations, be it a physical or mental one, and through adaptogen supplementation we can keep our mental and physical stress in the ideal range for us to perform at our ultimate best. As well as incorporating adaptogens within Compete, iForce Nutrition have incorporated a potent dose of the alkaloid Vinpocetine from the Perwinkle plant. Consumption of this alkaloid promotes increased brain blood flow, a substantial mood boost, and importantly, more energy! Compete supplementation allows you to perform at your absolute peak, so don’t waste any more time having mediocre workouts, get unrivalled mental focus, and get ready to COMPETE. Physical Performance In order to maximise our physical performance and achieve the best possible results, we need to manipulate our bodies in several ways. As we all know it’s a great feeling to feel good whilst working out, but at the end of the day, it’s how we perform physically that really matters. iForce nutrition have made the most of a potent dose of two forms of the clinically impressive athletic enhancer L-Carnitine. How does L-Carnitine work? Well, L-Carnitine impacts on our body by forcing fatty acids into the mitochondria of our cells, and it is here that they are then oxidized and our bodies are able to burn these fatty acids in a way that provides us with extra energy and power! L-Carnitine supplementation allows us to produce more energy, which will inevitably reduce fatigue levels, and this will allow us to burn off our unwanted fat stores, and perform at our maximum output. Other intra-workout supplements may only use simple forms of L-Carnitine, iForce Nutrition weren’t content with this, and they have incorporated the more bioavailable and substantially more effective form, known as L-Carnitine Fumarate. This is one of the newest forms of L-Carnitine, and L-Catnitine Fumarate is the ultimate form we can supplement our diet with in order to maximise athletic performance. In essence, this is actually a rather simple compound, to put it simply, it is L-Carnitine and Fumaric acid combined, yet it is the effects of this simple collaboration that we are concerned with, and they are nothing short of mind-blowing. Not only does L-Carnitine Fumarate provide us with all of the aforementioned benefits, yet we are also provided with dramatic improvements to our ATP production. ATP transports chemical energy within cells for metabolism, and it is often thought of as the molecular unit of currency for intracellular transfer. We can think of ATP as the fuel required to keep our muscles going, and iForce have made use of Fumaric acid as they know that it dramatically increases our bodies ATP production, so at the end of the day, this means that each and every one of cells will be fuelling our body with more energy and you will be able to COMPETE at your maximum all day long! iForce Nutrition know that in order to Compete at our best, we need a little more than extra energy production, we need to provide our muscles with some protection. If we protect our muscles, we protect our physical performance. This is a very important factor, as we all know that our workouts can be extremely catabolic, or muscle wasting, which is not what we want! When we are competing, our body makes use of our fat and muscle stores in order to fuel our workouts. This is the natural way our body works, however, it is not ideal for athletes who are looking to reach their maximum competitive potential. iForce Nutrition have formulated Compete in a way that prevents the unwanted effects of muscle catabolism. In order to stop our muscles from going catabolic, it is imperative that we supplement our diets with amino acids WHILST we train. iForce Nutrition have acknowledged the fact that amino acid supplementation has been clinically shown to be most effective when delivered through a small amino acid chain, a chain found within Hydrolyzed protein. iForce Nutrition have incorporated the highest possible grade of Whey Protein Hydrolysate to make sure that when we are competing we remain in an anabolic state. When we are in an anabolic state we are burning more fat, which in itself is a good thing, but this also means that we are preserving our muscles! Recovery As we’ve already said, the workout is the most important aspect of our competitive performance, but we must also pay attention to our recovery rate. Think about it, if we perform at optimal levels one day, but we aren’t able to recover effectively we won’t be able to compete at optimal levels the next day. iForce Nutrition have loaded Compete with clinically potent doses of another form of the important L-Carnitine, known as L-Carnitine L-Tartrate. L-Carnitine L-Tartrate is well known within the sports supplementation world as being one of the most recovery improving formulas there is. Not only can L-Carnitine L-Tartrate reduce our recovery time, it also increases the sensitivity of our bodies’ androgen receptors, which ultimately leads to quicker gains. iForce have pumped Compete full of a massive dose of L-Carnitine L-Tartrate, that will allow you to perform at your best during your workouts, but also enable you to COMPETE at the highest level the next time! Hydration We all know that hydration is key; we all know that hydration is one of the most important factors in ensuring that we perform at our best. When we train, when we compete we sweat, and ultimately when we sweat we lose large quantities of water, which in turn leads to dehydration. Whilst we all know that hydration is important, lets take a closer look at the effects dehydration can have on our physical performance. If we lose 20% of our water stores from within the body, our athletic performance can in fact be reduced by a mind blowing 50%! This startling figure might lead you to think drinking more water is the key, and you’re not wrong, but iForce know that you need to pump our body with essential minerals, phosphates and electrolytes to make sure that our bodies are as hydrated as possible. iForce Nutrition have dosed Compete with a specialist volumes of electrolytes to ensure that we are able to perform at maximum levels for the duration of our workout. Why are electrolytes so important? Electrolytes are imperative as they are how our brain communicates with our muscles, as they control the electrical signal conductivity. If we aren’t giving our body the appropriate amount of electrolytes, we can experience muscle cramps, fatigue and our muscles give out and our brain is then unable to send messages to our muscles effectively. iForce have formulated Compete in a way that alleviates the chances of our muscles cramping, and ensures that you remain at your optimum hydration levels throughout the times you COMPETE. Don’t get left behind exercising, it’s time to COMPETE. Click here to check it out! Alex Conroy