Yeah Buddy had Ronnie Coleman enthusiasts excited, being the latest Pre-Workout to join the Signature Series line of supplements. The line was recently given a facelift, with attractive, captivating new labels and flavours added to the existing line. When a new Pre-Workout was announced, it was thought to perhaps be a reformulation of the existing product, Myo-Blitz. However, it became very evident after having a sneak peak of the of the label that it was a brand new product.
Yeah Buddy, specifically formulated for the Australian market, offers to provide a hard hitting, strong pre-workout, whilst also aiming to support muscle pumps and endurance. Compared to Myo-Blitz, Ronnie’s first Pre-workout, Yeah Buddy offers a somewhat more transparent formula for half its’ ingredients, with the remaining ingredients contained within a proprietary blend reserved for its ‘Yeah Buddy Bomb’. From first instance, it is evident that this is not a Pre-Workout for the faint hearted. It is strong. If you’ve not used Pre-Workout before, this is not a good starting point. A combination of stimulants paired with performance enhancing ingredients has certainly sparked excitement around Yeah Buddy, so how does it stack up?
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The first element of Yeah Buddy is the Pump and Endurance blend, which contains three ingredients to total 3.5g. The first ingredient contained within this blend is Carnosyn© Beta-Alanine in a dosage for 2g. Beta-Alanine operates as an intracellular buffer, reducing lactic acid buildup in muscles during training. Lactic Acid causes muscles to fail, therefore, buffering this waste buildup will allow users to increase their exercise capacity, and work harder for much longer, pushing beyond the point of fatigue. The clinical dose for Beta-Alanine is 3.2g, therefore it is evident that this is somewhat underdosed. However, in comparison to many other pre-workouts available on the market, 2g is still an acceptable dosage that will enable users to experience the benefits it provides.
The second ingredient contained within the Pump and Endurance Blend is L-Citrulline, one of the most frequently used ingredients used in Pre-Workout products which works to enhance blood circulation and achieve muscle pumps.L-Citrulline works by allowing blood vessels to dilate and therefore transfer nutrients and oxygen around the body to working muscles with greater ease. L-Citrulline has also shown to work as an intracellular buffer and therefore works to support endurance, whilst also reporting benefits in assisting the production of ATP! It is contained in its pure form, which yields a higher potency than other varieties available. However, the efficacious dose is reported to be 4g, with Yeah Buddy only containing one. Therefore, Yeah Buddy is quite underdosed in this ingredient.
Agmatine Sulfate (as AGMass) is the derivative of Arginine, a potent Nitric Oxide booster. Agmatine Sulfate assists with muscle pumps by inhibiting the action of the enzyme that actually breaks down nitric oxide levels. Therefore, Agmatine Sulfate will allow you to maintain high NO levels, and there increase blood flow to muscles and increase vascularity. This ensures muscle cells are provided with sufficient nutrients such as Amino Acids, Fatty Acids and Glucose, to prevent muscle catabolism and to enhance recovery. The efficacious dose of Agmatine Sulfate is reported to be between 750 – 1500mg per serve, which means that Ronnie Coleman’s Yeah Buddy is again underdosed in this ingredient.
The next element of Yeah Buddy promises to deliver Intense focus, combining two exciting ingredients that initially created the hype around this product. The first is Choline Bitartrate, in a dose of 550mg. Choline has been shown to yield numerous benefits both athletes and non-athletes, however its incidence in a variety of Pre-Workouts and Fat Burners on the market aim to improve one’s focus and cognitive function. Choline Bitartrate works to improve the function of the brain by improving memory, concentration and learning ability. It breaks down into neutrotransmitters in the body, which are responsible for sending messages to your nerves and muscles, allowing them to contract and activate. The efficacious dose of this ingredient ranges between 550 and 3000mg, therefore Yeah Buddy has just scraped in and included a sufficient amount of this ingredient.
Theacrine (as TeaCrine) is contained in a 50mg dosage, which is the initial ingredient which was revealed when Yeah Buddy was announced. Theacrine is an alkaloid that is molecularly similar to caffeine and possesses some unique stimulatory properties. Theacrine is a naturally occurring substance derived from plant extracts and is used in Pre-Workout and fat loss supplements, due its unique performance and mood enhancing properties. It is also reported to reduce fatigue, significantly enhance energy and physical performance whilst decreasing anxiousness. Theacrine works with the body’s natural metabolic processes to deliver longer lasting energy, increased mental clarity and improved mood and motivation, through an increased production of Dopamine. The efficaious dose is between 25 and 50mg, so Yeah Buddy has gone all out to include a 50mg dosage per serve of this costly, powerful ingredient!
The third installment of this product is the Caffeine Extended Release, which comprises a blend of Caffeine Anhydrous and PharmaSure® SR Time-Release Caffeine in a huge 420mg dose! Pre-Workout users will know that 420mg of caffeine is A LOT! Many pre-workouts on the market which are considered strong will contain approximately 300mg of caffeine, so as you can see, Ronnie Coleman hasn’t messed around here. The blend contains Caffeine Anhydrous, which is metabolised quickly and therefore will be the ingredient responsible for the initial energy hit you will receive. The PharmaSure® SR Time-Release Caffeine is metabolised slower, and will become apparent during your training. As a result, it will extend the amount of time you are able to train, therefore Yeah Buddy is the perfect Pre-Workout for a lengthy training session.
The fourth and final element of Ronnie Coleman Yeah Buddy is the ‘Yeah Buddy Bomb’ which contains a broad spectrum of different stimulants, which make this product unique. The total weight of this blend is 250mg for 4 ingredients.The first ingredient is Citrus Aurantium, commonly known as Bitter Orange Extract or Synephrine is a naturally occurring alkaloid that is considered to be a stimulant and Nootropic due to its effect on weight loss and cognitive processes in the brain. Synephrine helps to increase metabolic rate, increase caloric expenditure and elevate energy levels, and will help boost your energy and focus during training. The efficacious dose of this ingredient is 15 – 25mg per serve.
Second on the list is Higenamine, which also works as a stimulant in the body and has been shown to increase energy levels, enhance focus and mental clarity and even has shown to be beneficial for weight loss. It does this by stimulating the enzymes that boost fat burning in the body and the activity of chemical messengers involved in the metabolic process of burning stored body fat. It stimulates both the beta-1 and the beta-2 adrenergic receptors which increases the heart rate and releases adrenaline. It also works to increase lung capacity, increase heart rate and force of heart contractions, which works to support increased blood flow around the body and nutrient delivery into working muscles. While there is no clear-cut information available as to the appropriate dosage, it is most frequently seen in a dosage between 20-30mg.
Cocoabuterol is a patented ingredient that derived from Cocoa Extract and contains other powerful compounds including Theobromine, which work together to to affect beta-2 adrenoceptors in the body which trigger both fat loss and muscle growth. Cocoabuterol also causes significant increments in the levels of mTOR that become activated within the body which will regulate and maintain growth, protein synthesis and overall muscular hypertrophy. Therefore, Cocoabuterol will enhance your exercise performance and obtained results when combined with sensible dieting and training. The efficacious dose for this compound is unclear at this time, but between 10-20mg seems to be the common quantity included in formulas already on the market.
Adhota Vasica is the final instalment of the Yeah Buddy bomb, which is a plant that grows in various parts of Asia which has been shown to possess oxygen intake supporting properties. It is a medical shrub that has been used for treatment for Asthma and Coughing symptoms. Therefore, it’s role within Yeah Buddy is assumed to be to increase oxygen uptake during training and therefore increase lung capacity and oxygen utilisation. There exists no clear cut information surrounding the efficacious dose of this ingredient.
Taste & Mixability
MassiveJoes.com stocks Ronnie Coleman Yeah Buddy in two flavours:
- Cherry Limeade
- Electric Lemonade
Both flavours are enjoyable, being on the sweeter and more intense end of the spectrum compared to milder flavours available on the market. Cherry as always is quite tart, so if you are looking for the milder of the two, Electric Lemonade is your best bet.
In terms of mixability, Yeah Buddy dissolves very well in water. Therefore, if you don’t want to use your TMJ Elite Shaker, the product will mix well in a glass with cold water, without needing to be stirred for minutes on end.
As discussed, Ronnie Coleman Yeah Buddy is not a Pre-Workout for the faint hearted. It is extremely high in both caffeine and other stimulants, and guaranteed to provide extreme energy and focus. Ronnie Coleman actually said himself, that Yeah Buddy was not a Pre-Workout intended for those relying on a Pre-Workout to assist them with building muscle or achieving muscle pumps. Instead, the purpose of this product is to provide intense energy, with a high dose of Theacrine (which isn’t cheap) assisting with mood, motivation, energy and concentration levels.
Therefore, Ronnie Coleman Yeah Buddy is the perfect accompaniment to any Stimulant Free pre-workout which offer muscle pumps, strength, power and endurance. It can safely be stacked with Ronnie Coleman Stacked NO or your favourite Nitric Oxide booster to make a more complete pre-workout stack!
So when you need a hard hitting energy and razor sharp focus, Ronnie Coleman Yeah Buddy is your answer. One of the strongest Pre-Workouts we’ve seen on the market thus far, Yeah Buddy is sure to have stimulant lovers excited due to the potency and blend of this Pre-Workout. Or if you’re ready to lift your game and try something new, you won’t be disappointed if you’re searching for the ultimate energy hit to help you power through your training! Ronnie Coleman Yeah Buddy a try today.
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