Axe & Sledge Pumpies
Getting a good pump during your workout is indeed a common goal for many individuals, especially those focused on building muscle. The "pump" refers to the temporary swelling or engorgement of muscles during and after a workout. It is often associated with increased blood flow to the muscles and can be a sign that you're working your muscles effectively. While the pump itself is not the sole indicator of muscle growth, it can be a motivating and satisfying aspect of your training.
There are several mechanisms involved in muscle hypertrophy (muscle growth), and metabolic stress is one of them. The three primary mechanisms that contribute to muscle hypertrophy are:
Mechanical Tension: This is the force generated when you lift weights, and it plays a crucial role in muscle growth.
Muscle Damage: Microscopic damage to muscle fibers occurs during resistance training, and the repair and growth processes that follow contribute to muscle hypertrophy.
Metabolic Stress: This occurs when you subject your muscles to a high level of metabolic fatigue, often achieved through techniques like high-repetition sets, short rest periods, and techniques like drop sets. It can lead to the sensation of the "pump."
Nitric oxide (NO) is a molecule that plays a role in regulating blood flow, and increasing NO levels can lead to improved blood flow to muscles. This improved blood flow can contribute to a better pump during your workouts.
Axe & Sledge Pumpies was designed to boost nitric oxide levels, which can result in enhanced vasodilation (the expansion of blood vessels) and potentially more pronounced pumps during your workouts. While achieving a good pump can be satisfying and motivating, it's important to remember that the pump itself is a temporary phenomenon, and the long-term gains in muscle size and strength come from consistent, well-structured training programs and proper nutrition.
It's also worth noting that individual responses to products like Axe & Sledge Pumpies may vary.
Servings Size: 5 Capsules
Servings Per Container: 20
Amount Per Serving %DV*
Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) 135mg 150%
Potassium (from Nitrosigine) 60mg 1%
Inositol-stabilized Arginine Silicate 1,500mg **
VasoDrive-AP 508mg **
(Isoleucyl-prolyl-proline (IPP) and Valyl-prolyl-proline(VPP)(from hydrolyzed milk casein)
Epicatechins 90% 150mg **
Pine Bark Extract (Pinus Pinaster) 100mg **
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
** Daily Value not established
Vegetable Cellulose, Magnesium Stearate, Calcium Silicate