This stack has just the right balance of stims and pumps! If you consider yourself to be a pump junkie but need a little extra energy, then this combo is a must-try!
Ignition Switch is our most well-rounded pre-workout when it comes to energy, focus, performance, and pumps. So adding some PUMPIES into the mix will give all the pump junkies their fix without going overboard. Enjoy the ride...
The Stim-Pump Stack includes:
(1) Ignition Switch
PUMPIES // Nitric Oxide Support
Getting a good pump is often considered to be the sign of a good workout, especially if your goal is to build muscle! The pump is a result of metabolic stress which is one of the three mechanisms that contribute to muscle hypertrophy. So, it turns out that the pump isn’t just "broscience" after all but it’s actually very beneficial for building muscle.
There are numerous ways that you can increase your chance of getting a pump including:
Consuming carbohydrates before and after training
Increasing your sodium intake before and during training
Shorten your rest periods
Lift in the 8-20 rep range
Stimulant intake should be limited to pre and intra workout
In addition to the methods listed above, you can also consider taking a nitric oxide supplement such as PUMPIES!
PUMPIES is a nitric oxide support supplement that’s formulated to promote maximum vasodilation, resulting in increased blood flow and nutrient delivery to the working muscles. With the combination of Nitrosigine®, VasoDrive-AP® epicatechins, and pine bark extract you can expect:
In other words, welcome to Pump Town!
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Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) is a water-soluble vitamin and powerful antioxidant that offers a host of health benefits. Vitamin C is required for the synthesis of collagen, neurotransmitters, and L-carnitine. It’s also involved in protein metabolism, the immune system, absorption of iron, and maintaining a healthy skeletal system.
Although vitamin C takes on many roles in the body, we added it to PUMPIES due to its ability to increase nitric oxide bioavailability. In other words, vitamin C helps your body utilize the nitric oxide that’s being produced by the other ingredients in PUMPIES. Who knew such a simple addition could lead to longer-lasting pumps!
The first branded ingredient in PUMPIES is Nitrosigine® which is a patented complex of arginine, inositol, and silicate from Nutrition 21, LLC. Nitrosigine® is a more bioavailable form of arginine that significantly raises nitric oxide production.
Increase muscular pumps and performance
Enhance focus and cognitive flexibility
Promote recovery by reducing inflammation and muscular damage
The second branded ingredient in PUMPIES is VasoDrive-AP® from NovaNutra, LLC. VasoDrive-AP® is composed of two low molecular weight lactotripeptides named isoleucine-proline-proline (IPP) and valine-proline-proline (VPP) which are derived from hydrolyzed milk casein.
These lactotripeptides have the unique ability to inhibit the breakdown of angiotensin converting enzymes (ACE). ACE is responsible for vasoconstriction which is the opposite of vasodilation. Vasoconstriction leads to narrowing of the blood vessels, which is not what we want when the pump is our goal.
Since Nitrosigine® and VasoDrive-AP® target two different pathways, they work synergistically to increase pumps, performance, and blood flow! It’s important to point out that PUMPIES carry a milk allergy since they feature VasoDrive-AP® which is sourced from milk. Check with a healthcare professional if you are allergic to milk before taking PUMPIES.
The next ingredient in PUMPIES is epicatechin, which is derived fromCamellia sinensisleaf. Epicatechin is a bioactive flavonoid that’s naturally present in various foods such as dark chocolate and tea leaves.
Since epicatechin seems to be capable of inhibiting myostatin, it’s often found in natural muscle builders. So, what is epicatechin doing in a nitric oxide supplement?
Well beyond its ability to down-regulate myostatin the epicatechins are capable of elevating nitric oxide production and mitochondrial synthesis through activating endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS).
As we know by now, greater nitric oxide production results in more blood flow and nutrient delivery to the working muscles. In other words, longer-lasting pumps, improved performance, and better recovery!
Supplementing with epicatechins may:
Enhance insulin sensitivity
Increase strength and muscle growth
Pine Bark Extract
The last active ingredient in PUMPIES is 100 milligrams of pine bark extract, also known asPinus pinaster. Pine bark extract is rich in various polyphenols including pycnogenol, catechins, phenolic acids, and procyanidins which are attributed to its health-promoting properties.
Research suggests that pine bark extract has cardiovascular benefits because of its ability to promote relaxation of blood vessels, inhibit angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE), and improve microcirculation via enhancing capillary permeability. Overall, pine bark extract is a solid way to round out the formula!
Ignition Switch // Pre-Stim
When it’s time to flip the switch, you can count on Ignition Switch from Axe & Sledge to deliver! Ignition Switch is our stimulant-based pre-workout that was formulated for the hardest workers in the gym.
Ignition Switch is one of the few pre-workouts that contains four patented ingredients:
AgmaMax™ (Agmatine sulfate)
Ignition Switch was specifically designed to:
Boost exercise performance
Enhance mental and physical energy levels
Promote muscular pumps
Improve the mind-to-muscle connection
With a combination of caffeine anhydrous, Infinergy™ (dicaffeine malate), TeaCrine®, and five B vitamins, Ignition Switch provides you with sustained energy levels that last hours after you’re finished training. Unlike other stimulant-based pre-workouts, Ignition Switch won’t cause the dreaded energy crash, so you can carry on throughout your day at full speed.
Ignition Switch uses L-citrulline, AgmaMax™, and beet juice powder to increase nitric oxide levels, which causes vasodilation (expansion) of your blood vessels. This allows for more blood, nutrients, and oxygen to be delivered to your muscles, creating better pumps and endurance.
Moreover, Ignition Switch contains CarnoSyn® beta-alanine, which boosts carnosine levels in skeletal muscle. Carnosine is a lactic acid buffer that improves the body’s ability to regenerate energy in the form of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Lastly, Ignition Switch contains huperzine A and choline bitartrate to significantly improve focus and mind-to-muscle connection.
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CarnoSyn® beta-alanine is a naturally occurring amino acid that supports the synthesis of carnosine in skeletal muscle. Carnosine is a dipeptide molecule that acts as a buffer against lactic acid and delays the onset of muscle fatigue. CarnoSyn® was developed by Natural Alternatives International.
Agmatine sulfate (as AgmaMax™) improves muscular pumps through the inhibition of arginase and the activation of nitric oxide synthase. Moreover, AgmaMax boosts focus by acting as a neurotransmitter and neuromodulator. AgmaMax was developed by VitaJoy USA.
Dicaffeine malate (as Infinergy™) is composed of two caffeine molecules bound with malic acid. Due to Infinergy’s chemical composition, it takes the body longer to break down, leaving you with sustained and long-lasting energy. Infinergy™ was developed by Creative Compounds.
TeaCrine®is a non-stimulant patented compound that increases energy, mood, and focus. All without the unwanted side effects caused by other stimulants, such as irritability, jitters, increased heart rate, or blood pressure. TeaCrine® carries out its effects by boosting dopamine levels and inhibiting adenosine. TeaCrine® was developed by Compound Solutions.
TeaCrine® may increase:
L-citrulline is an amino acid that increases plasma arginine levels, resulting in enhanced nitric oxide production. In fact, L-citrulline has been shown to be more effective at raising arginine levels than arginine itself! L-citrulline expands the diameter of your blood vessels, resulting in more blood, nutrients, and oxygen being shuttled to the working muscles.
Boost muscular pumps
Beet Juice Powder
Beet juice powder is naturally rich in inorganic nitrates, also referred to as NO3-. Inorganic nitrates are readily converted to nitric oxide in the body. Nitric oxide is a neurotransmitter that causes vasodilation (expansion) of your blood vessels. This enables blood, nutrients, and oxygen to be transported to the working muscles more efficiently.
Beet juice powder may:
Improve blood flow
Increase muscular pumps
Caffeine anhydrousis the most widely used and researched ingredient in sports nutrition. It’s been proven time and again to be effective and safe. Every serving of Ignition Switch contains 150 milligrams of caffeine anhydrous per serving. Caffeine is a powerful stimulant that quickly raises energy levels by inhibiting adenosine and phosphodiesterase.
Caffeine anhydrous may:
Increase mental and physical energy
Enhance metabolism and lipolysis
Boost focus and cognition
Reduce pain perception
Improve performance and lean body mass
Choline bitartrate supplies the body with choline, an essential nutrient that’s responsible for a number of physiological processes. In regards to exercise, choline is most notably used for the production of acetylcholine.
Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter that’s essential for carrying out muscle contractions. Choline bitartrate is composed of choline bound to two tartaric acids, which improves absorption, bioavailability, and effectiveness.
Choline bitartrate may:
Improve mind-to-muscle connection
Increase mental and physical performance
Toothed Clubmoss (Huperzia Serrata) (Huperzine A)
Toothed clubmoss, more commonly known as Huperzia Serrata, is a plant that’s rich in the alkaloid Huperzine A. Toothed clubmoss is capable of sustaining acetylcholine levels by inhibiting an enzyme called acetylcholinesterase, which is responsible for breaking down acetylcholine. We included toothed clubmoss in Ignition Switch to work synergistically with choline bitrate to not only elevate acetylcholine levels but sustain them throughout the entire workout.
Toothed clubmoss may:
Increase mind-to-muscle connection
Not only does Ignition Switch have ingredients that help you focus, perform, and get a nasty pump, but it also has five B vitamins to increase energy levels through boosting metabolism. B vitamins are water-soluble and play an important role in a number of bodily functions, including ATP production. Ignition Switch contains:
For optimal results, mix 1 scoop of Ignition Switch with 6-8 ounces of water and take 4-5 capsules of PUMPIES.
Consume 20-30 minutes prior to training.
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