Outlift Stim-Free is a stimulant-free pre-workout made by Nutrex Research. It is designed to enhance exercise performance and reduce fatigue without the use of caffeine or other stimulants.
The product contains 11 ingredients. Citrulline malate is a blend of citrulline and malic acid. It is said to reduce ammonia to prevent soreness. It is also thought to boost nitric oxide and promote muscle pumps.
Beta-alanine is another amino acid which could also delay fatigue, while creatine is said to increase muscle energy.
In addition, BCAA (leucine, isoleucine and valine) could promote muscle-protein synthesis to enhance growth and support recovery.
You Don’t Need Stims to OUTLIFT the Competition!
I’m a competing powerlifter, hoping to do my third meet in November, currently dealing with a pesky back strain. I’m training 6 days a week with an upper/lower split, and I was cutting, but I’m taking a break from that for now.
What I like about Nutrex’s profile is that it offers clinical doses of each ingredient that it provides. There’s no pixie dusting here or prop blends to hide behind. We have: Citrulline Malate (2:1) 8g- Citrulline Malate is a pump enhancer and it helps with endurance and recovery post workout. You want at least 4g citrulline and with a 2:1 ratio, we’re getting over 5g citrulline, so this is good. I don’t care about the malic acid too much, but for those who do higher reps, it may be useful Beta Alanine (Carnosyn) 3.2g- Beta Alanine will help with endurance. It is a saturation ingredient and can be taken any time. I’m also not actually convinced that it is useful for powerlifting/bodybuilding, but it’s a pretty popular ergogenic aid, so adding it makes sense, and at least they give a full dose. I personally can live without the tingles, and I would rather see it taken separately from taurine (they may interfere with each other in terms of absorption), but it’s here. Betaine Anhydrous 2.5g- This is a metabolite of choline and may be useful as an ergogenic aid, but more research is needed to establish its value. One study found that it increased power output, but this result has yet to be replicated successfully. The same thing holds for reducing fatigue and increasing training volume. I don’t think it needs to be taken pre-workout, assuming it does what we hope it does. Creatine Magnapower 2g- This is creatine bonded to magnesium, which is supposed to improve the absorption of both ingredients. I’ve read that you don’t need as much of magnapower as you would creatine monohydrate, but I could not find a study to substantiate this claim. 2g could be enough, but I’d like to see 3-5g (or just monohydrate or just skip it since creatine can be taken at any time anyway). BCAAs 6g- These are your branched chain amino acids. Leucine (3g) is the main driver of muscle protein synthesis, and BCAAs are often found in pre/intra products. 6g is a reasonable dose. Taurine 2g- This is an amino acid that can be useful in a lot of ways, helping with recovery, hydration, etc. I like seeing it in pre-workouts, but I’d rather not see it with beta alanine. Biopiperine 5mg- So this is a patented form of piperine which can help with the absorption of some supplements. I don’t think, however, that any of the ingredients here actually benefit from biopeperine. Also, there’s no study to establish that biopiperine works any better than regular piperine. I don’t think this ingredient is adding any value here.
I got the strawberry kiwi, which is the only flavor for the stim-free version. It was pretty tasty (8/10), reminding me of the kiwi-strawberry flavor packets my Mom likes to buy. It’s hard to describe the taste other than it is what it sounds like. It is on the sweet side though, so I would add 8-12 oz of water so that it’s not a total sugar bomb. It mixes pretty easily. I use a shaker bottle and I didn’t have much clumping. Sometimes a bit of residue on the bottom, but that’s normal when you have so many active ingredients. A dose is one scoop (26g). The product’s pretty well dosed, so 1 scoop is really all you need.
I wasn’t sure what my workouts would be like with this product. As I noted in the ingredients section, many of the ingredients can be taken at any time and do not hold any special value pre-workout. That being said, this pre-workout really impressed me. It had no caffeine, but I didn’t miss that at all. I felt roaring and ready to go once I took it, and I lift at 5AM fasted. The pumps were always there. I got great back pumps when I was doing rows or reverse flies. The chest pumps were there when I was benching or doing cable flies. I never really get quad pumps no matter what I do, and I was doing the penguin waddle after my leg curls, so the hamstring pumps were htere too. My lifts progressed nicely over the past month. I also felt focused even though none of the ingredients are particularly known for focus. Not sure what else to say, I was a happy camper.
Most well known stores sell this product for $38, which for me is just too much for 20 servings ($1.9/serving). For a comparison, I was able to get a two tubs of stim-free Quake for $30 ($1.5/serving). However, I did see some stores selling Nutrex Outlift for $31/tub, which would bring it back down to $1.55/serving. The problem was I never heard of any of these stores, and I don’t know if I would trust them with my credit card information. The value is okay. You can get it for a decent price. I’m just not so sure that I would actually buy it from those places.
None, other than the beta alanine itching.
Nutrex put up a pretty competitive stim-free product. It’s Informed Choice certified, which I like, and it was pretty effective for me. I just need a sale at a store that isn’t fly by night. Thanks for letting me try this.
Thank you to Nutrex and the SR Trooper program for the opportunity to try this. I am a fan of Nutrex products and when I saw their Stim-Free PWO available there was no question I wanted to try it.
I found this on sportsupplements.com for $31.73 for 20 servings. This comes out to $1.58 per serving. I would say this is an ok price for this supplement but I would like to see the price come down into the $1.25 per serving range which means increase the servings to 25 or 26 per container.
Want to give your Adrenal Glands a vacation? Outlift Stim-Free from Nutrex is your ticket.
What’s going SR family, I would like to give a shout out and love for all of those in Houston, our hearts, and prayers go out to you! With that said, I would like to thank Nutrex and the Trooper program for allowing me to run Outlift Stim-Free. For the past couple of months, I have been using non-stim based per-workouts when hitting the gym in the evening. In addition, giving your adrenal glands a break from that feeling of being on crack is very beneficial. When Outlift Stim-Free came up for the Troopers, I wanted to give it a run. Was I able to Outlift anyone at the gym? Let us find out
Thank you Nutrex for being transparent with Outlift Stim-Free, all the goodies in this are fully disclosed. You get 8 grams of Citrulline Malate, which we know helps with pumps and fatigue; for some, it is a laxative, good thing it did not do that to me. In addition, there is 3.2 grams of Beta-Alanine, which helps reduce lactic acid when doing any type of fast twitch workout routine. Furthermore, Outlift Stim-Free is a 2-1 product, since it contains a full spectrum of BCAA.
Taste – The Strawberry Kiwi flavor was good, no chemical taste; however, a little sweet. Mix – Outlift Stim-Free mixed very well, just a little bit of settlement at the bottom, which was not bad, considering Outlift Stim-Free contains Creatine MagnaPower. Dosing – I took this as soon as I got to the gym, just one scoop.
For a non-stim product, it held up pretty well. Whenever I use a non-stim product, I then to do low to mid weight range, since I will not be feeling that crazy crack feeling from 350 mg of caffeine. However, I did find myself staying at around the same amount of weight when doing compound movements, not at the same intensity or rep rage, but my strength was there. When it came to the pumps, there were on point, with 8 grams of Citrulline, doing high rep workouts, I felt and looked jacked. The beta-Alanine, the normal tingles one gets from this, for me, were not too heavy like I experienced from other products. However, I knew it was working since most of my workouts were high rep and fast; a nice set of 21 always brings out that burn, but not as much while taking Outlift Stim-Free. Furthermore, when finishing my workout doing cardio, I was able to keep going, did not feel tired. I would like to add, using a good non-stim per workout in the evenings allows you to sleep, and increase recovery. I hate when I work out at night on a stim product and then I am up until 1the morning watching Robot Chicken.
Well Outlift Stim-Free is not cheap; however, if you work out 3 times a week, you can still stretch the 20 servings for a month. The lowest I have seen Outlift Stim-Free for was 31.99.
Outlift Stim-Free set out to do what it claimed to do, give you the energy needed to keep you going to the gym, while allowing you to get some zzzz. As always, not everyone will have the same effect; however, if you are looking to cycle off stims for a bit, give Outlift Stim-Free a try; thank you Nutrex again for the opportunity.