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|At Animal, “good enough” rarely cuts it. We’ve built a reputation in a very fickle industry for steady improvement and a consistent desire to raise our game. Such a commitment to progress can take many forms, most obvious of which being product reformulation.With products that have such a devoted following, like the iconic Animal Pak, you are often given pause when considering a tweak or update. But for many reasons, the consistent pursuit of excellence is a factor directly linked to the product’s enduring legacy.In a similar way, changing Animal Rage was met with some trepidation. Why would anyone consider tinkering with something so powerful and effective?Is this just another case of refusing to leave “good enough” alone? Actually, yes it is. At Animal, we don’t want to be good—we want to be the best. And, just like those diehard heavy hitters who use our products, we refuse to rest until we do everything we do better than the best.Animal Rage, in its original incarnation, was a fantastic product. Bold in its formulation.|
Unapologetic in its intent. A kick to the side of the head. A jolt of electricity. A catalyst for the most intense training. It was angry, potent, mean… It was aptly named. But it wasn’t perfect. And though we may never get there, it is for perfection that we strive. The biggest gripe? It tasted like shit.
For the most part, we didn’t care… For us, it was always about performance.That said, we’re in the business of selling supplements. And if the flavor was holding people back from experiencing the full force of Rage, something had to be done. So back to the drawing board we went.
Our mission was not a simple one—to re-create the PR crushing efficacy of Rage with an improved flavor profile that pleases hardcore veterans and green newbies alike. It wouldn’t be easy. But nothing worth doing ever is, right?While we were at it, why not add a couple proven compounds, upping the pre-workout ante? The energy and focus aspects of Rage were already amped up, zoned in and on point. But what if Rage could be made bigger, faster and stronger through the addition of a couple tried and true, undeniably proven ergogenic aids? If we were going to tinker and tweak, we might as well go for broke.
All new flavor systems and an overall more potent performance formula? It would be a bold move. Bigger than big… Extra large in nature, if you will. If we could take Animal Rage to a new level, the next level of concentrated pre-workout performance, it would demand a new moniker, something worthy of the upward shift. It was in this laborious, pain-staking, excellence demanding process that Animal Rage XL was born.
But to go bigger than ever before demanded that we also go small. Smaller scoops, allowing for flexible servings, tailored to important factors like bodyweight, stimulant tolerance and the time of day you’re smashing the weights. Smaller servings also meant fewer fillers than before, facilitating an even more intense, raw and uncut raging impact.
This new, more potent Animal Rage XL formula is comprised of four potent and powerful complexes, in the spirit of all Animal products before it, delivering a comprehensive and precision measured dose of energy, focus and performance nutrients. With each and every ass kicking shot of XL you throw down, you’re ensured a rush of ergogenic voltage straight to the head featuring the following…
Quick energy is the feeling of an adrenaline surge traveling throughout your body, waking up your senses, preparing you for your intense workout ahead. Animal Rage XL’s Quick Energy Complex gets in your system in fast and furious fashion. You feel it and you’re ready to train in minutes. The core of Animal Rage’s Quick Energy Complex is pure caffeine anhydrous, a powerful central nervous system (CNS) stimulant. The chemical structure of caffeine is very similar to that of adenine (a component of ATP, DNA and cyclic AMP). Essentially, caffeine is very close to being an energy metabolite and, because of the structural similarities, can slip right into adenosine receptors, keeping cyclic AMP active, rather than being broken down. Caffeine allows the cyclic AMP supply to remain higher for longer. In short, caffeine reaches deep into the muscle cell to provide lasting power and delays the onset of muscle fatigue.
That ain’t it for the Quick Energy Complex. It’s also packed with tried and true green tea extract and coffee bean extract. These two natural energizers are also potent antioxidants. So, not only do they help gear you up for the workout, but they also help reduce free oxygen radicals in the body, allowing your cells to work more efficiently and in a less stressful environment. Rounding out the Quick Energy Complex is bacopa monnieri. In Ayurvedic medicine, bacopa monnieri is considered a natural mental stimulant and energizer. As a classic brain and nerve tonic, bacopa monnieri has been used for hundreds of years for brain and nervous system rejuvenation and, as such, has been show to boost mental clarity, improve concentration and promote memory and intelligence. Synthetic stimulant compounds coupled with naturally occurring caffeine sources are responsible for the rapid and enduring energy explosion inherent to each tiny black scoop of Rage XL.
While the Quick Energy Complex wakes you up for the training session, you need to be able to sustain your energy levels throughout the workout. What good is it if you have energy to start the workout but have nothing left in the tank for the duration of the workout? You’ve gotta finish strong, man. This is where Animal Rage XL differs from other energy/pre-workout products. Where other energy products end, Rage XL is just beginning. Here’s what XL has that no other pre-workout in its category has—a unique Sustained Energy Complex. This key complex houses 4 potent herbal adaptogenic compounds—rhodiola rosea extract, schizandra berry, cordyceps sinensis and panax ginseng. Together, these herbs have been shown to help increase physical training capacity, improve endurance, minimize the catabolic stress response and decrease mental fatigue, as well as support healthy libido and boost immune system function. These are critical factors for naturally enhancing one’s performance levels in the gym.
Rhodiola rosea root extract has a wide range of adaptogenic functions. In particular, it works to help combat mental and physical fatigue. In studies, it has been shown to allow the body to become more resistant to the effects of stress, and improves anxiety and moodiness. Rhodiola is also known to help increase energy. Schizandra berry functions to enhance the body’s natural resistance and adaptation to stressful influences, support mental endurance and promote overall metabolic efficiency. Cordyceps sinensis has long been used by endurance athletes for its ability to promote sustained energy during intense competition. It’s been shown to increase liver ATP and also supports healthy antioxidant activity, immune function and glucose metabolism. Last, but not least, panax ginseng rounds out the Sustained Energy Complex. It’s a long-time used herbal adaptogen that works to improve athletic performance and stamina, as well as reaction times. These key herbal adaptogens help ensure your energy is maximized and sustained throughout your workout.
Newly added GlycoCarn® is a powerful, research-backed, patented form of carnitine that is made up of glycine propionyl l-carnitine HCl. Carnitine, in general, is known to be involved in fatty acid metabolism, and GlycoCarn® is a patented compound that has been shown to result in an increase in blood levels of nitric oxide, as well as delivering potent antioxidant properties. Ongoing research indicates that, along with its ability to be a nitric oxide booster, this compound may be associated with improved high intensity exercise performance. The performance effects of GlycoCarn® may be a result of both its nitric oxide boosting properties, as well as its antioxidant activity, ultimately leading to increased blood flow and enhanced ATP energy production. Something of a crossover nutrient with multiple properties beneficial to the athlete, GlycoCarn® cuts across categories. This is a major upgrade, solidifying Rage XL’s formula as superior when compared to its predecessor.
Rage XL also delivers dramatic results when it comes to endurance and performance. These are two important facets of a top tier training program. You need energy to keep you moving during the training session, but it can’t end there. You have to be able to endure and maintain your strength throughout the rigors of a hard training session. And it’s not about training for hours on end, it’s about performing at a high level during your entire session. That’s what hardcore bodybuilders need to do each and every workout. You can’t have a shoddy performance in the gym and then expect great results. This is why Animal Rage XL contains a potent Endurance & Performance Complex, dosed with potent ergogenic aids, such as newly added Creapure® creatine monohydrate, Carnosyn® beta alanine, citrulline malate, l-taurine and glucuronolactone. Let’s take a closer look at what these compounds help with.
Kicking off the Endurance and Performance Complex is none other than tried and true creatine monohydrate. When it comes to performance ingredients, creatine is king—proven both in the lab and in the gym, more researched than any other single performance micronutrient. Rage XL incorporates only the highest quality, German-grade Creapure® creatine monohydrate. Creatine works to boost performance in many aspects, including increasing strength for explosive, heavy lifts with shorter rep counts, improving quickness in sprinting or lifting, allowing greater work capacity (more sets and reps), allowing for quicker process of information by the brain and even boosting natural testosterone levels, amongst other benefits. In addition, creatine has also been shown in studies to promote the gain of significant muscle mass and strength in myogenic satellite cells, which are important in the regeneration and overall maintenance of skeletal muscle. Creatine works. No bullshit. And there is no denying that fact. That’s why we added it to Rage XL.
According to scientific studies, beta alanine has been shown to help hard training athletes in a number of important areas, such as increasing strength, power output, endurance, exercise capacity and muscle mass, as well as delaying the onset of neuromuscular fatigue. Citrulline malate has been shown to increase plasma arginine levels and nitric oxide (NO). The physiological effect of boosting NO includes better regulation of blood flow and amino acid delivery to muscle tissue, improved oxygen delivery, enhanced glucose uptake and muscle strength. Citrulline malate also plays a role in reducing lactic acid and ammonia buildup, optimizing ATP production, battling muscle fatigue and promoting endurance. Rage XL also contains l-taurine, which is the second most abundant amino acid in muscle. L-taurine has been show to work by expanding muscle cells by allowing them to hold more water, thus increasing cell volume. For bodybuilders and strength athletes, this is very important as expanded muscle cells can boost hydration, which results in a higher rate of protein synthesis. The final ingredient in the Endurance and Performance Complex is glucuronolactone. Glucuronolactone is naturally occurring and is an important structural component of nearly all connective tissues. Improvements in mental performance and reaction time, as well as aerobic and anaerobic performance, are some of the benefits noted.
The last complex up is the Focus and Intensity Complex. When you’ve got a job to do, ya gotta hone in, and nothing else should matter at that particular time. Lose your focus and your training is fucked. Keeping focused during your workout ensures you get done what needs to be done without anything getting in your way. But, it isn’t enough just to be focused; ya gotta train at a high intensity too. When you’re focused and training intensely, this is where you tap into even greater results. The top athletes in the world know how to consistently tap into this mindset, a mindset that allows them to separate themselves from their competition.
Animal Rage XL has its own specialized Focus & Intensity Complex consisting of well-known nooptropics such as l-tyrosine, choline bitartrate, n-acetyl l-tyrosine and beta-phenylethylamine. L-tyrosine and n-acetyl l-tyrosine play important roles in the production of the neurotransmitters dopamine and norepinephrine, which are important for healthy cognitive function. An awesome side-benefit from tyrosine is that it has also been shown to decrease the stress hormone cortisol, thus protecting the body against the adverse consequences of the stresses of heavy weight training. Choline bitartrate, similar to tyrosine, is an effective neurotransmitter precursor. In addition, choline also works to produce another neurotransmitter, acetylcholine, which is important for memory and learning and is a neurotransmitter used throughout the body. Amongst other things, it works to turn your brain on and determines your brain speed. Ya gotta be producing enough acetylcholine to train hard and intense. Finally, ß-phenylalamine (ß-PEA) rounds out the Focus & Intensity Complex. ß-PEA works to help maintain and promote mental alertness, focus, mood and concentration. It is also believed to function as a neuromodulator or neurotransmitter and can promote energy and elevate mood. The mind is man’s most powerful weapon. If your thinking is sharp and you are focused on the task at hand, you can’t be stopped. That’s why we made Rage XL.
Confident. Empowered. Dominant. That’s a weight trainer with Rage XL in his gym bag. He will not be stopped. Focused. Energized. Stronger than before. It is a feeling few of us know, and the emotional state that draws a select few back to the weights, day after day. This was the impetus behind the re-engineering of Animal Rage and the motivation behind the birth of Animal Rage XL. It is the reason Animal even exists in the first place.
• Powerlifting or strength competitions
To create a concentrated Animal Rage XL “shot”, mix 1 – 2 level scoops in 4 – 8 oz of your beverage of choice 20-30 minutes before vigorous activity. Due to the extreme potency of Animal Rage XL, it would be advised to start with 1 scoop to assess one’s tolerance. Do not consume more than two servings within a 24 hour period or within 6 – 8 hours of bedtime.
Rage stacks well with all foundational Animal products like Pak, Flex, Nitro, Omega and PM. For insane pumps, energy and focus, stack Animal Pump with Animal Rage. To do so, take Pump 30-45 minutes pre-workout with plenty of fluid. Follow that 20 minutes before training with a serving of Animal Rage. For those who are sensitive to caffeine, we strongly suggest you remove the easily identifiable red stimulant capsules from the Animal Pump formula before consuming the potent energy compounds found in Animal Rage.
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