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Written by bigredhulk. Posted in Articles, Pre-Workouts, Reviews, Supplements

The battle between the two most potent preworkouts on the market, 1MR vs. GO. BPI 1MR has been around longer and has been reformulated a few times to the perfection that it is at now, and EXT GO has just hit the market but is picking up steam. Both product are not for the faint of heart, and give a wicked amount of energy.


Let us take a look first at the new 1MR by BPI

1MR super concentrate blend has a 3,500mg proprietary blend that uses Arginine AKG as their first ingredient. Arginine is the main pump ingredient used in 1.M.R along with Taurine to help expand muscle volume. Beta-Alanine with Creatine has been shown to help increase muscle endurance and strength. As many of you already know, one scoop of 1.M.R is enough to get you through your entire workout.


So what is different about EXT GO?

EXT GO is a very potent stimulant pre workout formula, but uses some different ingredients to help improve muscle performance. EXT Go has a 3,635mg proprietary blend that has creatine has its first main ingredient. Creatine is one of the most proven muscle performance supplements on the market. Ext Go also uses Citrulline Malate instead of Arginine for nitric oxide production. Though Arginine AKG is great for immediate pump effect, Citrulline Malate has been shown to help increase nitric oxide production for an extended period of time. Go also has Beta-Alanine but adds Trans-Alanyl-L-Glutamine to help improve mTOR. mTOR is a process where yrou body finds energy to fuel muscle. Improving mTOR can help improve muscle endurance along with fat metabolism.


BPI 1.M.R. vs. EXT GO


Many of you may have already tried 1MR but do you know how it compares? There is only one way to find out, try EXT GO and see what works best for you. Both products are highly potent and only need a scoop to produce the energy to get through a workout. From personal use EXT GO does not have a weird after taste and their flavoring is better than BPI, but this is my opinion and could be argued.

Day 4 – How to Gain 5lbs of Muscle

Written by bigredhulk. Posted in Articles, Bodybuilding, Workout Plans

This is the last day of our bulking program. On the fourth day we will be focusing on shoulders and triceps. It is important to warm up the shoulders very similarly as the chest day, focusing on the rotator cuff. We will transition into heavy shoulder press quickly and it is important to be prepped properly beforehand.


Shoulder Workout! How to build wide shoulders…

Warm Up – 10 Minutes

Hopefully by this time you have found that warming up has really improved your workouts and you notice how the blood flow really increases performance. 10 minutes at a steady walk on an incline, increase your heart rate.

Dumbbell Shoulder Press – 12, 8, 5, 5

Also known as military press is a great shoulder workout that really hits the entire shoulder and builds up strength for other workouts. The reps of 12 should be a good weight that will give good resistance.

Lateral Raises – 10, 6, 6

Try to grab a hold of a bar that will allow you to stand at a slant, so that you may be able to swing the weight. As you peak at the top try to hold the weight and squeeze the deltoid muscles. As you move back down, control it and do not let it swing too much. You may also notice that the traps will be activated when squeezing the delts.

Laying Front Raises – 12, 12, 12

Put the bench at a slight incline and grad a hold of a straight bar with a narrow grip and bring the weight up where it pinches the front of the deltoid. The shoulders should be worn out by now so it is important to push past that and finish the shoulders strong.

Incline Skull Crushers – 10, 6, 6

I first heard of these when they were called Canadian crushers. Skull crushers are great, but sometimes when you go heavy it is difficult to keep the butt down on the bench. Moving to an incline will help to keep the butt down and still activate the triceps. Try to keep you elbows pointing directly at the sealing when the weight is at your head.

Rope Pull Down – 12, 12, 12, 12

Bend slightly at the waist and have your hands close together when you start, as you push down widen your grip and squeeze the triceps. The more you concentrate on the tricep head and squeeze the more blood you will be able to fill the muscle.


Quick Notes

-          Warm up the Shoulders

-          Rest to push more weight

-          Concentrate on squeezing the triceps



Ok, so up to this point we have been going over what will really help add on true strength and size, but today we will focus on some more fun products that make you feel good while lifting. Energy and pump are what some people live for when working out, though they are not the most important thing they really do make the workout better.

Pre-Workout: There are two kinds or pre workouts that people can choose from. The concentrate formula and traditional, both work well but the concentrate usually focuses on energy and the traditional formula uses more ingredients to help increase actually muscle performance.

Nitric Oxide: Increasing nitric oxide in the blood has been one of the biggest game changers in the last couple of years. Many companies will use arginine, citrulline, and beta-alanine to help boost nitric oxide in the body.

Jack3d Micro Vs. Jack3d

Written by bigredhulk. Posted in Articles, Pre-Workouts, Reviews, Supplements

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If you are reading this you may be wondering why USP Labs came out with a new formula of Jack3d.  USP Labs works well and gives many people great workouts, so why would USP Labs change the formula of Jack3d? There are many thoughts to this, and it may be in part to the geranium extract that they are using, but I would also have to argue that more and more companies have a concentrated pre workout mix. Driven Sports has Craze, Bpi made 1MR Concentrate and now we have Jack3d Micro.


What makes Micro different?

Micro uses a more superior pump matrix. The original formula uses Arginine AKG which is only useful for about 15 min, and then it fades out. It uses Agmatine and Arginine Nitrate. Agmatine has been shown to be more powerful than Arginine in producing Nitric Oxide. Arginine Nitrate may look familiar because it is also in USP Labs Yok3d. Arginine Nitrate is a more sustained release of Nitric Oxide because of it being a Nitrate. Jack3d Micro should give you a pump for your entire workout.


As hinted above the Micro formula no longer has Geranium in it. Instead the Micro formula uses two unique ingredients that you will soon see in many other stimulant based supplements. 3,4-dihydroxycinnamic acid and Norcoclaurine have been shown to enhance mental focus as well as help with NO production. Many stimulants, including geranium, restrict blood flow and do not allow you to get the most out of your pre workout. These stimulant boosters in the new  Micro can improve absorption and open up the veins to give you a better pump.

Jack3d Micro vs Jack3d

Is Jack3d Micro Better than Jack3d?


Only time will tell if Micro is better than the original formula. Looking at the ingredient listing I would say that  if you drink Jack3d Micro 30 Minutes before a workout, after a high carbohydrate meal I think you will get better muscle pumps than the original Jack3d. The new stims in  Micro will be the next big thing, and has been seen in other products already. I think that the new formula will give good results, but eating properly beforehand will really impact the results in the gym due to the Nitrates.


Which one do you prefer?

Jack3d vs Jack3d Micro

Which is better? Jack3d or Jack3d Micro

Arginine 1000 a Better You

Written by bigredhulk. Posted in Articles, Reviews

There has been a lot of hype around the amino acid l-arginine. Before l-arginine became really popular with nitric oxide supplements it was used with diabetic treatment and heart health. To make clear taking a pre workout that contain arginine doesn’t mean that you are helping either of these things.


Be aware that supplementing with pre workouts isn’t always the best for people who have high blood pressure or is diabetic.


If you have high blood pressure it is better for you to take l-arginine or a nitric oxide product instead of a pre-workout. The reason why you want to supplement with arginine by itself is because caffeine has an impact on blood pressure. If your blood pressure is high and you are concerned about taking pre workouts but want to improve your workouts, supplementing with nitric l-arginine can be a great option to help reduce heart stress and improve workouts.


Also, if you are a diabetic many pre workouts tend to raise insulin which can have a direct impact on blood sugar. Even if a pre workout doesn’t contain sugar, many are designed to help impact insulin to increase muscle performance. Supplementing with arginine can help give you a good pump without effecting blood sugar. If you are working out you may want to have an apple with you or a banana to consume mid way through your workout.


Adding l-arginine to your supplements has many benefits. If you do not have high blood pressure or diabetes you can still receive great benefits from arginine. If you want in to increase nitric oxide, natural growth hormones, heart health, or overall muscle performance you may benefit from taking l-arginine.


You can find Nitric Oxide Supplements and l-arginine at – Find out more or purchase l-arginine at Supplements To Go.

The 5 Most Common Mistakes in the Gym

Written by bigredhulk. Posted in Articles

When it comes to lifting there are many factors that come into play. In this article we will be looking at the top 5 mistakes that are made in the gym that can affect a lifters workout. Many of you may notice these already, so this article will just prove to you that you are as smart as you think you are. Others of you will notice that this is you that I am writing about- that’s ok, no one knows you are reading this.


Five Most Common Mistakes in the Gym


Improper nutrition

I know that this isn’t in the gym but it definitely a problem when it comes to lifting. Many times people load up on too much protein and not enough calories which leave them feeling tired during a workout, and reliant on caffeine preworkouts. When you eat enough calories your production of Nitric Oxide is higher and you feel more pumped while in the gym. There is a proper balance of calories and protein that help with having a great workout – not caffeine.


Not Warming Up

Warming up the joints and getting the flood flowing in the right area is important when lifting. If you are planning on doing compound exercises you need to warm up the surrounding joints beforehand. So if you plan on doing chest, warm up your shoulders and elbows. This may look like doing pushups and/ or high reps of the bars. This lubricates the joint, as well as gets the blood flowing in that specific area.


Not Enough Rest

Many people who are trying to get stronger try to lift heavy and not allow a proper amount of rest. If you are looking to get stronger, it is important to rest at least 60 sec and no more than 3 min in-between sets. I know that this may seem like a lot of time, but when you do this you are able to get the most out of each set and really get stronger.

Bad lifting form

Lifting heavy makes a man feel like a man, but if you are using bad form to get up the heavy weight, no one thinks you’re a man. It is better to learn proper form and gradually get stronger, than lift heavy weight with bad form. Bad form can lead to back problems and joint issues later on.


Being Distracted

I know that most gyms have TV and usually some pretty people, but if you want to get results you need to stay focus. Don’t be that guy sitting on the bench watching Everyone Loves Raymond and not actually get done what you had in mind. Also be respectful of the ladies! Put your tongue back in your mouth and show her that you are a true gent’ that knows what he is doing in the gym – trust me they like that more!


I know you were probably thinking of more specific things that you see at the gym, and yes we all have that guy who yells for attention, but these are important to remind yourself of in the gym. Let others figure out their own problems. Get lifting and be the best you!


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