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Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Pre-Workout For Performance and Energy Blueberry Lemonade -- 30 Servings


Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Pre-Workout For Performance and Energy Blueberry Lemonade
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Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Pre-Workout For Performance and Energy Blueberry Lemonade -- 30 Servings

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Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Pre-Workout For Performance and Energy Blueberry Lemonade Description

  • Energy + Focus + Endurance
  • 175 mg Caffeine from Natural Sources
  • 1.5 g Beta-Alanine
  • 3 g Creatine Monohydrate
  • Banned Substance Free

ON's new Gold Standard Pre-Workout unleashes amplified energy, focus, and supports enhanced endurance to help you reach the pinnacle of your game, crush your next set, get that last rep, and achieve some true gains. Whatever your goals, accomplish them all with the pre-workout from the most trusted brand in sports nutrition.


Directions

Mix each scoop with 6-8 oz of water and consume 20-30 minutes before training. Start with 1 scoop or less to assess your tolerance. Do Not Exceed 2 Scoops Per Day.

 

Choose Your Strength

Scoop # One Two
Energy Level Intense Extreme
Caffeine 175 mg 350 mg
Beta-Alanine 1.5 g 3 g
Creatine Monohydrate 3 g 6 g
L-Citrulline Malate 1.5 g 3 g

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Scoop (10 g)
Servings per Container: 30
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Calories5
Total Carbohydrate1 g1%
Vitamin D (as Cholecalciferol)500 IU125%
Thiamin (as Thiamin HCl)2 mg133%
Niacin (as Nicotinic Acid)20 mg100%
Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine HCl)2 mg100%
Folic Acid200 mcg50%
Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin)10 mcg167%
Pantothenic Acid (as D-Calcium Pantothenate)10 mg100%
Muscle Matrix
Creatine Monohydrate (as Creapure®)3 g*
AstraGIN® Proprietary Blend
[Astragalus membranaceus Extract (root) & Panax notoginseng Extract (root)]
25 mg*
Performance Composite
L-Citrulline Malate1.5 g*
Beta-Alanine (as CarnoSyn®)1.5 g*
Energy & Focus Complex
Acetyl L-Carnitine HCl375 mg*
N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine250 mg*
Caffeine175 mg*
Citrus Bioflavonoids100 mg*
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: Natural and artificial flavors, citric acid, malic acid, silicon dioxide, calcium stearate, caffeine (from tea and/or coffee bean), gum blend (cellulose gum, xanthan gum, carrageenan), sucralose, tartaric acid, acesulfame potassium, FD&C blue #1.
Warnings

Consult your physician before using this product if you are taking any medications or are under a physician's care for a medical condition. Not for use by those under the age of 18. Women that are pregnant, trying to get pregnant, or nursing, or those that are sensitive to caffeine, niacin or beta-alanine. Do not consume caffeine from other sources while taking this product as too much caffeine may cause nervousness, irritability, sleeplessness, and occasionally rapid heartbeat. Beta-Alanine and niacin may cause a harmless, temporary tingling or flushing sensation.

 

Do not combine with alcohol. Consume as part of a healthy diet and exercise program, and drink at least 100 oz of water per day. Exercise may increase your need for fluid intake.

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Do You Need to Warm up Before a Workout?

You’re crunched for time. You just don’t feel like it. You’re doing cardio anyway. There are a million excuses, but you still need to warm up before a workout. Why? Because you will physically warm up. This is how you activate muscles and joints before the real exercise begins. If you’re still not convinced, let’s take it a step further.

Woman Performing Cardio Warm Up Before Workout Stretching Legs on Deck | Vitacost.com/blog

Muscles become tight during the day, especially if you’ve been sitting at a desk for eight hours. Properly warming up the body helps your muscles – as well as joints, tendons and ligaments – become more flexible. More flexibility means less chance of injury. An effective warmup also gets the heart pumping a little harder. This promotes blood flow, sending a stream of oxygen to your muscles.

There is one caveat, though. The same warmup cannot be applied to every workout. Chest day at the gym requires much different demands than a 10-mile run. That’s why it’s important to vary your warm-up routine. Below are some quick sequences you can follow before a cardio session, before weight training and before a high-intensity interval workout.

Cardio Warmup

The why:

Whether you’re running, swimming or exercising on cardio equipment, a five- or 10-minute warmup is a must-do for reducing stress on your muscles and heart. It will slowly increase your breathing and heart rate, so you won’t fatigue prematurely.

How to warm up for cardio:

Try to include dynamic stretches, such as squats with calf raise, jumping jacks or lunges with an upper-body twist. Switch between these for about five minutes. Then, start your cardio exercise, keeping the intensity to about 30 percent of your workout. Stay steady for at least five minutes before kicking it into high gear.

Examples:

  • If you’re going out for a run, warm up with a brisk walk.
  • If you’re going to hop on a spin bike or elliptical, start with a slower cadence.
  • If you’re going for a swim, choose a slow-and-consistent stroke rate.

Strength Training Warmup

The why:

Strength training warmups are particularly important to avoid muscle injury. These precious few minutes will increase your body temperature to loosen the tissues around your joints. This will allow you to reach a greater range of motion with your lifts.

How to warm up for strength training:

All you need is 10 minutes to get the blood flowing before hitting the weights. Begin with a five-minute walk on a treadmill or cycle for five minutes just to get your body moving. Then, complete a few warmup stretches that are specific to the body part you’re training. You’ll want to use light weights for your warmup set to gently prepare joints for the hard work to come. If you have any knots or kinks, spend some time foam rolling.

Examples:

  • For an upper-body workout, do arm circles and trunk twists.
  • For a lower-body workout, perform lunges and/or mountain climbers.

Continue to warm up your muscles as you start your strength-training routine. Stick with a light set of weights for 16 reps. Remember this is not part of your regular set, and you only have to do this for your first exercise.

Plyometric/HIIT Training Warmup

The why:

Plyometric and high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts are demanding from start to finish. Jumping into a HIIT routine with cold muscles is asking for injury. That’s why it’s even more important to get blood flowing to your muscles and slowly increase your heart rate. And since this is a full-body workout, you’ll need to activate all your muscles from head to toe.

How to warm up for HIIT training:

Full-body active stretches are the most important and will also help with balance and coordination. Spend at least five minutes warming up your muscles and cardiovascular system with some powerful bodyweight exercises.

Examples:

  • Jump squats
  • High knees to chest
  • Jogging in place
  • Jumping jacks
  • Lunges with torso twists

What NOT to Do Before a Workout

  • DO NOT skip the warmup! Factor in five to 10 minutes of warming up before every workout, so you never miss it.

  • DO NOT go too hard during your warmup. A good warmup is not meant to deplete energy, but to get blood flowing and muscles loose to improve your workout.

  • DO NOT perform static stretches (stretches you hold for 30-60 seconds) as a warmup. Many studies have shown that doing these stretches before a workout on cold muscles may actually decrease power in your workout. The benefits of stretching come after a workout, when your muscles are elongated and fully warmed up.
  • DO NOT forget to hydrate before your workout and while warming up.

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