After a year that would’ve left Dante needing a bigger compass, the anticipation for 2021 couldn’t be any greater. And, of course, with every new year comes new goals and new hope.
Sadly, most New Year’s resolutions, especially those related to personal fitness, fall like Humpty Dumpty after too many shots of tequila — much like the person making the resolutions. Approaching midnight on December 31, most people are laser-focused on what they hope to accomplish the following year; by January 1 at noon — sometimes earlier — they’re just trying to accomplish walking to the bathroom in a straight line.
We can help change that.
The biggest problem most people have adhering to a fitness plan is lack of progress. It’s easy to be motivated when everything is going well — you’re dropping weight and looking more toned with every visit to the gym — but it’s a grind when the scale isn’t moving and you’re spending hours a week exercising.
That’s where we come in.
Bang Energy is not solely focused on energy drinks. In fact, when Jack Owoc formed the company in 1993, he called it Vital Pharmaceuticals, or VPX, and his goal was to provide the highest quality, most efficacious nutritional supplements on the planet.
“I felt obligated to start my own supplement company and set the highest standards in manufacturing because I was tired of all the lies and deception that unscrupulous supplement companies were using to purposefully rip off consumers,” Owoc says.
This is one of the big reasons why Bang/VPX does more testing than any other supplement company in the world. To date, VPX/Bang Energy has funded 30 landmark sports nutrition studies at the country’s top universities, such as UCLA, Florida State, Baylor, and numerous others. We point that out not to brag, but rather to underscore our commitment to finding products that work.
So, with that in mind let’s take a look at five products that can help you reach your 2021 goals:
- 7.5 grams of BCAAs for muscle growth and endurance
- Up to 6 grams of citrulline malate for ridiculous muscle pumps
- 5 grams of creatine monohydrate for more energy and muscle growth
- 2.5 grams of betaine anhydrous for explosive power and strength
- 2.4 grams of beta-alanine to boost endurance, strength, and recovery
- 350 milligrams of caffeine anhydrous to increase mental alertness, training intensity, and muscle performance
- 250 milligrams of patented SUPER CREATINE® (creatyl-L-leucine) for managing myostatin (GDF-8) levels
Owoc calls this product the “Master Blaster to build 6.9 pounds of lean mass faster” because that’s exactly what it did in a university study that tracked the progress of 16 recreationally active males over the course of a four-week training program. Master Blaster® is the perfect pre-workout drink to give you the energy to get to the gym, and to maximize your results once you’re there.
- Betaine Anhydrous
- Super Creatine®
For those who prefer a pre-workout with minimal stimulants — one that doesn’t make you feel like your skin is on fire — Redline® Cognitive Candy™ is a great choice.
Cognitive Candy™ is based on the original Redline Xtreme® formula, which researchers discovered resulted in a 7.5 percent improvement in reaction time, a 13 percent increase in energy, and a 15 percent increase in focus.
Better still, Cognitive Candy comes in a 12-ounce can and tastes great. It’s even carbonated!
3. NOO FUZION™
- Designed to increase protein synthesis
- Promotes physical and mental performance
- 10,050 mg of active ingredients
Noo Fuzion™ is a revolutionary product that is perfect for the gym, the library, the dinner table, or even the gaming chair. Packed with 7,000 milligrams of essential amino acids (EAAs) including BCAAs and 2,500 mg of betaine anhydrous, this enticing elixir is designed to optimally increase muscle protein synthesis while boosting energy and focus.
Why EAAs instead of the more fashionable BCAAs, you ask? Again, it’s because VPX/Bang Energy always yields to the science — and the science suggests EAAs are superior.
A 2017 study concluded that leucine, one of the three BCAAs, increases muscle protein synthesis, but EAAs are better at sustaining it. Furthermore, Dr. Robert R. Wolfe, director at the Center for Translational Research in Aging and Longevity (among other gigs), suggests that BCAAs alone may even be catabolic. In gym terms, this means no “gainz.”
Noo Fuzion can be taken as an intra-workout drink, or even as a pre-workout.
- Whey Protein Isolate
- ZERO carbohydrates
- 20g Protein
It’s no secret that getting fit requires more than just regular visits to the gym — nutrition also plays a key role. We purposely say “nutrition” rather than “dieting” because, as many of you reading this can attest to, dieting typically doesn’t work, at least long-term. In his soon-to-be-released book, The Bang Anti-Diet, Owoc points to a review of 31 long-term studies that concluded “dieting is a consistent predictor of weight gain! Roughly two-thirds [of the dieters studied] re-gained more weight than they lost.”
No, the key to getting fit lies in feeding the body what it needs when it needs it — and Zero Carb® Pristine Protein® is the perfect after-workout fuel. It is a super-clean whey protein isolate — fast-digesting and generally easier on the stomach than standard whey — that gives your body the ideal amount of protein to start the recovery process.
Of course, it goes without saying that Zero Carb® Pristine Protein® is delicious.
So, there you have it: Four fantastic products to help you attain your New Year goals. Now put down that three-week-old figgy pudding and let’s roll!