Nutrition

KAGED MUSCLE PRE-KAGED Review — A Pre-Workout With Vegetables?

KAGED MUSCLE makes all their products in a Good Manufacturing Practices-certified facility in Idaho, and they have an unusually extensive line of supplements that includes citrulline, carnitine, and fat burners. We've tried their intra-workout BCAAs but we wanted to try PRE-KAGED,...

Legion Pulse Pre-Workout Review — Are High Dosages Always Good?

Legion is a Virginia-based supplement company based that was founded by Mike Matthews in response to what he saw as low-quality supplements and unnecessary additives in most of the products on the market. Most of his supplements are free of artificial...

10 “Unhealthy” Foods That Are Great for Athletes

Nutrition is an insanely confusing minefield of bro science, half truths, and bad studies. Add all that to the fact that it’s just as easy to find a jacked and ripped Paleo athlete as it is to find a...

Animal Fury Pre-Workout Review — Effective With Few Ingredients?

Animal is a supplement company that's about 35 years old and caters directly to the bodybuilding crowd with a wide array of muscle volumizers, testosterone support, joint support, and other products. (We've reviewed their protein powder and their BCAAs.)...

BeachBody Performance Energize Pre-Workout Review — What’s Quercetin?

BeachBody is a fitness company that produces workout videos, supplements, and a wide variety of other fitness products. They’re responsible for P90X and Insanity, the workouts that made Tony Horton and Shaun T industry figureheads, but BeachBody Performance is...

When Counting Calories Messes With Your Head

Editor's note: This article is an op-ed. The views expressed herein and in the video are the author's and don’t necessarily reflect the views of BarBend. Claims, assertions, opinions, and quotes have been sourced exclusively by the author. The first...

5 Uncommon Supplements to Boost Your Power

Workout supplements tend to all get lumped together: supplements for power, endurance, strength, and hypertrophy are often just labeled as supplements for "energy" or "athleticism." If you’ve tried as many pre-workouts as we have, there’s a good chance you...

The Genius Brand’s Preworkout Review — No Stimulants?

The Genius Brand consider themselves a nootropic company, meaning they specialize in substances that may improve cognitive function. They sell about a dozen different supplements, from branched chain amino acids and protein to more traditional nootropics like mood boosters....

MRM Driven Pre-Workout Boost Review — Pros & Cons?

MRM is a supplement company based in Oceanside, California, and their name stands for “Metabolic Response Modifiers.” They take a more "holistic" angle with their supplements and claim to be “dedicated to furthering of nutritional modalities in the arena...

Old School Labs Vintage Blast Review — A Two-Stage Pre-Workout?

Old School Labs is a relatively new supplement company and it's one of the fastest growing online. As the name suggests, they've got this old school manliness vibe — their supplements are emblazoned with muscular, mustachioed men with 70s...

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