Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you would be more than aware that MusclePharm have developed a new line of supplements alongside bodybuilding legend, Arnold Schwarzenegger. The Arnold Series will include Iron Pump, a pre workout supplement with a heavy focus on what Arnold loves best, the pump.
Iron Pump contains two main complexes. The first is the Nitric Oxide Blend containing arginine nitrate, glycine, agmatine, beetroot extract, ornithine, and Hawthorn Berry Powder. Second is the Energy & CNS Blend which is made up of choline bitartrate, tyrosine, caffeine, and vinpocetine.
This creatine free formula is a little different from existing pre workouts and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Most of the ingredients in Iron Pump have a short lasting effect that is designed to benefit you immediately for your impending workout and only this impending workout. With each serve of Iron Pump, you can expect increased energy, mental focus, and of course pump, but without side effects such as bloating of crashing. Iron Pump is a supplement designed for those with some experience under their bodybuilding belt, and would be suitable for intermediate and advanced bodybuilders, who live for the pump and look for ways to maximise it.
MusclePharm have always been big on developing nitrate bound products. Iron Pump is no exception with the use of arginine nitrate, a new twist to an old favourite. This ingredient is designed specifically for the purpose of helping to increase pump. In addition are supporting pump ingredients such as beetroot extract and hawthorn berry.
The fact that Iron Pump really focuses in on the nitric oxide production and pump side of the workout is a good strategy as it means that MusclePharm have not bitten off more than they can chew with a product that tries to do too much all at the same time. It also means that Iron Pump does not cannibalise the hugely successful existing MusclePharm pre workout, Assault.
One potential downside to the formula is the use of a proprietary blend. This is a practise that is being phased out by many companies as it is generally preferred for people to know exactly what is in the product they are taking. Providing better label transparency is something MusclePharm need to consider doing for their entire range, and not just the Arnold Series products.
Iron Pump will be available in fruit punch, raspberry lemonade, and watermelon flavours. This reviewer is confident that this product will taste similar to MusclePharm Assault, which is definitely not a bad thing.
If you are looking for a pre workout supplement that will really help give you some serious pumps while also providing a bit of a mental kick, then Iron Pump is something to consider. So if you live for the pump, put your trust into the name that knows pump best, Arnold’s Iron Pump.