Two weeks ago I had the opportunity of attending the Europa Games Fitness Expo at the Phoenix Convention Center. I met a lot of great new people there as well as a myriad of products and services related to fitness. One of the booths I had the privilege of stopping by was the AnatomiQ booth.
I was so impressed by AnatomiQ that I wanted to share them with you here. What I really liked was their pre workout supplement “Amplified” and their intra-workout supplement “Infused”. One thing that stuck out to me was their openness about the product and its ingredients. There is no proprietary blend to question, the ingredients and quantities are listed directly on both of these products.
Another thing that stuck out to me was the taste. More often than not I have been to fitness expos like these and tried samples that made me cringe.
You know, the ones where you run to the next booth immediately, hoping that the sample there will wash out the flavor of the one you just ingested?
Yeah, that is far from the case with AnatomiQ. I can tell they put a lot of thought into the formulation of these products. My favorite of the two would be the Infused intra-workout.
This is especially important to be because I don’t want to be sipping on some disgusting drink throughout my workout. It just kills the mood. Luckily with Infused I won’t have to worry about that.
Enough about meeting them. What I really want to boil down for you is the supplements themselves. I took the liberty of doing some research after the expo, and by the way if you haven’t seen their site you should head over there now (but come back and finish!) I haven’t gotten to the best part yet.
Before I get into why these are so amazing beyond the flavor, I want you to read an excerpt I found on their site about the mission of AnatomiQ. It’s really impressive.
Mission: To create a culture of limitless ambition and a drive to be great, starting with your own body and spreading to other areas of your life. We want to spark your passion to perform better in all areas of life through a solid foundation of fitness. The name AnatomiQ represents the power of intelligence in mastering the human anatomy, hence the “iQ” in the brand name. We empower people to train smarter.
Anyway so here we go.
Amplified – AnatomiQ
Aside from the sleek looking package that this preworkout comes in, it packs a flavorful punch (Fruit Punch, that is) to go along with it. One of the first things that caught my eye, and to bring an extra bang to my workout, is the caffeine. In one single serving you’re delivered 400mg of Caffeine Anhydrous. If you’re caffeine intolerant than feel free to take half a scoop. For me, this amped up my workout to the perfect level of intensity and focus.
I recommend starting to drink it 20 minutes prior to your work out, and don’t chug it. You don’t even have to with the flavor it carries. Drink it over the whole 20 minutes prior and you’ll have energy that lasts through your entire workout. Two other components to this formula that really got me going was the Beta-Alanine (a whopping 3200mg!) and the Creatine (a calculated 2000mg). These two are extremely important in adding to the efficiency of your workout. Without going into detail, creatine helps your muscles perform harder for longer periods of time.
- Citrulline Malate 3:1 – 8g
- CarnoSyn® Beta-Alanine – 3.2g
- Creatine MagnaPower® (magnesium creatine chelate) – 2g
- Betaine Anhydrous – 1.25g
- L-Tyrosine – 1g
- Choline Bitartrate – 1g
- Caffeine Anhydrous – 400mg
- L-Norvaline – 200mg
- L-Theanine – 200mg
- Alpha-GPC – 150mg
- Hordenine HCL – 30mg
Infused – AnatomiQ
Alright, so a lot of people will say that an intra-workout supplement isn’t all that necessary. Wrong! I swear by it. If you’re going to come along that journey with me, then I recommend you use Infused as part of your supplement arsenal. Now here’s why:
Branch chain amino acids are vital to your fitness success. They’ve been dubbed as the “building blocks” for muscles. Actually, they’re really the building blocks for life. Our bodies need them to thrive, and the essential amino acids must come from food and supplementation as the body will not product them alone. (For more info on BCAAs, check out this article)
Infused has all 3; leucine, isoleucine, and valine. Check out the quantities below in the ingredients. It also has glutamine which will aid greatly in muscle recovery and provide an incredible reduction of DOMS (delayed onset of muscle soreness). I could go on all day about the benefits of these and other ingredients in Infused.
Honestly I would recommend this when you’re not working out as well. Studies show that lifespan can actually be increased when branch chain amino acids are supplemented daily. Having a rest day? Take infused. This is especially important if you are trying to lose weight without losing your hard earned muscle mass. Branch chain amino acids will also serve as a source of fuel, being glucogenic, which will deter the body from consuming muscle mass for energy.
- Branched-Chain Amino Acids – 6g (2:1:1 Ratio)
- L-Glutamine – 3g
- Betaine Anhydrous – 1.25g
- Taurine – 1g
- Citrulline Malate- 1g
Have you tried any products from the AnatomiQ line? Let us know what you think. Haven’t tried them yet? Check them out and you’ll be glad you did.