Today we’ll start highlighting the drinks — what they are, what they do, and what happens when you have one.

If you’ve been eyeing the gym fridge but don’t know where to start, this is your go-to guide!

We’ll begin by addressing the misnomer of “energy drinks” and what that really means. None of these drinks give you energy; however these and other drinks can help you alter your perception of energy. And this is mostly through caffeine. That’s why we all have jokes about needing coffee on those down days. There’s also folk out there who claim some hoity toity “I drink green tea” bullshit. The biggest difference between coffee and tea is L-theanine, an amino acid that when paired with caffeine, which helps stave off the jitters.

KILL CLIFF IGNITE contains 150mg of caffeine from green tea extract. Plus its ginger, niacin, and carbonated water make for a great combination for that perceived energy.

We offer five different flavors to try:

  • Smashing Citrus: Tastes similar to the original TASTY flavor
  • Fruity Punch Knockout: The not-as-tart fruity blend that made KILL CLIFF Formula 1 famous
  • Tropical Thunder: With tasty notes of warm-weather fruits like pineapple and mango
  • Legendary Lemon Berry: Similar to the Berry Lemonade KILL CLIFF (one of my favorites, which we will talk about tomorrow!)
  • Cherry Lime Grenade: (I have not yet tried, so you’ll have to!)

When should I drink it?

  • This is a pre-workout, best to drink before class or right after class begins.

 

What’s in it?

It contains beta-alanine (a popular pre-workout ingredient and non-essential amino acid), which can help buffer lactic acid and potentially increase the time it takes for your muscles to achieve exhaustion. It’s also got 40mg of niacin (a B-Vitamin), which can cause a “niacin flush,” a harmless itching or burning sensation. The ginger root powder is spicy, giving you a mouthfeel of heat. 10g of erythritol sweetens the drink, meaning there’s no added sugar and your glucose levels don’t spike. Electrolytes come from monopotassium phosphate (potassium), disodium phosphate anhydrous (sodium), and magnesium so you can stay hydrated and cramp-free.

 

Nutritional info

(25 calories: 15g/0g/0g)

150mg caffeine, no sugar (10g erythritol). B-Vitamins, Electrolytes, Naturally sweetened. Made in USA. Potassium 240mg, Vit E (15mg), Niacin 40mg, Vit B6 .9mg, B12 2.4mcg, Pantothenic acid 5mg, Phosphorus 31mg, Magnesium 42mg. Monopotassium phosphate, magnesium citrate, disodium phosphate anhydrous, green tea leaf extract, ginger root powder, Vit E, Asian ginseng root extract, Whole Asian ginseng extract, pantothenic acid, niacin, b12, b2, b6, Natural flavors, fruit/veggie extract (for color), Stevia.

IN-GYM WORKOUT for Tuesday 3/2/2021

a. Prep

for 12:00
10 calories row (or 30 double unders)
5 kb upright row (high pull)
10 kb horn curls (1 up, 2 down)
5 pushups (challenge: kb shooter pushup)
10 kip swings (eventually k2e, no t2b)

Pullup Ladder: EMOMx6 do 1-2-1 reps

then dislocates BURGENER WARMUP. 3-5 trainer-led reps with a barbell.

b. Skills

every minute on the minute x 14
a. Hang snatch + snatch
b. 15 slam ball

c. MetCon

27-21-15-9 reps for time:
Overhead squats, 20/29/43kg
Pushup on barbell
Ab-mat situp

Mod to front squats and pushups on ground, but preserve loading. Work in larger but manageable sets. Sprint through as fast as possible

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New beverage lineup for 2021

We expanded our drink offerings in the gym to cover the needs of our athletes for pre-workout (before), intra-workout (during), and post-workout (after). Most of the beverages we carry can be had at any time of the day- just be mindful if it contains caffeine.

To celebrate the expanded options we’re now selling each can for $3 each! Simply go up to the fridge, sanitize your hands, grab your preferred option, then write your selection down on the charge sheet!

Before we begin discussing these supplements remember that none of these things provide you any benefit whatsoever if you don’t have a good foundation of nutrition based on quality proteins and plants, adequate hydration, and good amount of sleep.

 

 

PRE-WORKOUT

Kill Cliff IGNITE

25 calories: 15g/0g/0g. 150mg caffeine, no sugar (10g erythritol). B-Vitamins, Electrolytes, Naturally sweetened. Made in USA.

 

INTRA-WORKOUT / ANYTIME

O2 Oxygenated Recovery

15 calories: 4g/0g/0g, caffeine-free. Electrolytes modeled after an IV bag: 280mg sodium, 270mg potassium, non-carbonated.

FOCUSAID Energy Zero Sugar

100mg caffeine. Nootropics, Gaba, Alpha GPC.

IMMUNITYAID Defend

40 calories, caffeine-free. Echinacea, Vitamins A, C, D, Zinc.

PARTYTIME Revive

40 calories, caffeine-free. 5-HTP, Milk Thistle, Electrolytes.

FITAID

40 calories: 9g/0g/0g. B-Complex, Vitamin C, Magnesium, Tumeric, Cayenne, Rosemary.

 

POST-WORKOUT

Kill Cliff Recovery

20 calories: 12g/0g/0g. 25g caffeine. Taurine, B-Vitamins, Green Tea and Ginseng.

FITAID Recover

40 calories, 45mg caffeine. Vegan. BCAAs, Glutamine, Omega 3s.

FITAID Recover +Creatine

40 calories (9g/0g/0g), 45mg caffeine. Vegan. Creatine, BCAAs, Glutamine.

FITAID Recover Zero Sugar +Creatine

45mg caffeine. Vegan. Creatine, BCAAs, Glutamine.

Throughout this coming week we’ll break down EACH drink in its entirety.

CONDITIONING for Monday 3/1/2021

VILI

As many reps as possible in 12:00 of
60 penguin jumps (or double unders)
40 weighted lunges
20 hang clean & jerks

If you can, let’s get familiar with your jump ropes again! Whatever weight you use for the hang clean & jerk (we were thinking of a single dumbbell or kettlebell), use that for the lunges in either rack or hang position. Make sure you step long and wide each rep! Can be in place (forward/backward) or walking.

Post results to comments or your journal!

SKILLS CLASS begins today
– RSVP for them at 8am, 11am, and 4pm. Today’s skill is the Deadlift!

WATCH:

10am Yoga on Zoom with IVAN.MVMT when you RSVP via PushPress!

CONDITIONING for Sunday 2/28/2021

 

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IN-GYM TRAINING for Saturday 2/27/2021

Every 2:00 x 3 sets do 1-2-3-2-1 pullups

Deadlifts w/ Z-presses

(CGO 17.4)
AMRAP in 13:00
55 deadlifts
55 med ball cleans, 10/14/20lbs
55 calorie row
55 HR/HSPU

Post time to journal!

HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING for Saturday 2/27

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This particular weight rack lives in Lane 6 alongside the Power Rack. Please use the right side with calibrated Rogue Fitness plates for powerlifts only (squats, bench, presses, deadlifts and accessories) and the left side with Eleiko competition discs for olympic weightlifting only. We consider these our premium competition plates so they should only be used with staff approval or in personal training.

And as always, put your equipment back in the order in which you found it.

CONDITIONING for Friday 2/26/2021

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The rack position in either the barbell, kettlebell, medicine ball, sandbag, and dumbbells means we want the elbows forward of the hands (in profile view), in a standing position with the legs and hips completely locked out. The eyes should stay up the entire range of motion.

This shape allows our bodies to be efficient pillars at bearing weight during our exercises.

IN-GYM WORKOUT for Thursday 2/25/2021

a. Warmup

Complete 2-3 times
10 calorie row
5 burpee complex (pushup + bottom-only burpee + burpee)
10 prone scorpions
5 snatch-grip push press + OHS
10 v-ups
5 HR/HSPU

then 3-5 trainer-led reps of the BURGENER WARMUP.

b. Strength

  • Pullup Strength Ladder: E2MOM do 1-2-3-2-1 for 3 rounds
  • EMOM do 3 front squats + 1 jerk for 12 rounds. Challenge: Pull barbell from ground?

c. Conditioning

(CGO 17.1)

for time/20:00 cap
10-20-30-40-50 DB snatches, 50/35/20lbs
15 burpee box jump overs, 24/20/12”

This means you’ll do 10 DB snatches, 15 bbjo, 20 snatches, 15 bbjo, 30 snatches, 15 bbjo, etc. Post time to journal or comments!

READ: Why Our Food Needs to Use Less Water – BBC
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Elbows “high and outside” is a powerful posterior exercise that develops strength in the biceps tendon, the biceps, all parts of the deltoids (shoulder caps), and the traps. This helps undo “tech neck”, but also helps develop better strength and coordination in the olympic lifts.

Commonly used in body building the high-pull, or upright row, can develop hypertrophy in the yoke area, keeping it strong and healthy. It’s also good for our athletes as that’s the place you rack a barbell for a back squat- the more meat for cushion, the better!

CONDITIONING for Wednesday 2/24/2021

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