no-nonsense approach that makes the difference when using Beverly products: The
difference between a workout where you’re behind the wheel and one where you’re
sleeping in the back seat. The difference between taking two or three days to recover
versus feeling stiff and sore for an entire week. The difference between
gaining ½ on your arms over the course of weeks of training versus seeing no
change or even a loss in arm size. These and other things you and I care about are
determined in part by the quality of the nutritional ingredients we put into our
bodies. But ingredient quality is only one part of the puzzle.
You can give the
same parts to ten different car manufacturers, yet only one may rise to the
occasion by creating a truly great car that tears out of the gate, steers
precisely, is stable at high speeds and around sharp turns, and gets good gas
mileage. The same applies to the supplement industry. In testing and buying Beverly supplements, I’ve found them to consistently rise to the occasion.
How does Beverly manage to develop such good supplements using many of the same parts as other
companies? I’ve known Roger Riedinger, the owner of Beverly, for several years.
I’ve also worked in the supplement industry for many years. My opinion is that Beverly rises to the occasion through a combination of expert selection, verification and
1.Selection: Beverly selects only the highest-quality
(e.g. pharmaceutical-grade) ingredients available. Top-shelf ingredients
contribute to a top-shelf body. Finding such ingredients requires knowledgeable
2.Verification: A supplier tells you that his ingredients
are high-quality. Are they? Maybe. Maybe not. Beverly verifies the identity and
purity of ingredients with independent laboratory assays. I’ve seen the results
of these assays first-hand.
3.Mixing: One manufacturer can combine the same
ingredients as another and yet somehow their supplements drive like a clunker,
whereas their competitor products drive like a dream. During the ingredients
mixing process, Beverly pays attention to subtle details that other companies
may overlook. Those details can profoundly impact your experience of the finished
UP-LIFT™: A Hybrid Training Formula
With all of the
above in mind, I was pretty stoked about taking the release candidate of Beverly’s training formula for a test drive. As I explained to Roger on the phone
recently, there was only one problem. My work schedule had changed, making it
impossible for me to spend more than 35 minutes at the gym. Roger enthused No
problem, Eric. UP-LIFT™ is designed to pull 90 seconds of muscle-building fury
out of every 60 seconds you spend training. You’ll see.
So how exactly
am I supposed to take it? I asked Roger during the same phone conversation.
UP-LIFT™ is a
hybrid training formula. It can be taken both immediately before and during
exercise. And it’s not just for pumping iron. It will turn you into a raging
bull when you see a loaded barbell and a tireless gazelle when it’s time for
cardio. This hybrid functionality is achieved by the way you use the formula
–you’ll be taking 1 serving before you train and another serving mid-way
through your workout –and the particular types and balance of ingredients.
For example, I had our lab put the gluconeogenic amino acids L-alanine and
glycine into the formula. They can be readily converted into glucose (blood
sugar), a critically important form of muscular energy during weight lifting
and intense cardio. When glucose levels fall, energy and performance drop, too.
Adding sugar or other types of carbs to a training formula will support glucose
levels. But carbs also inhibit the breakdown of body fat, or lipolysis. In
contrast, L-alanine and glycine support glucose levels without producing the same
anti-lipolytic impact. In fact, the conversion of L-alanine and glycine into
glucose (known as gluconeogenesis) actually depends on energy (ATP) supplied by
the burning of fat. Some of that energy escapes as heat. So UP-LIFT™ supports
fat-burning as well as thermogenesis.
Also, UP-LIFT™ is
entirely free of caffeine or other stimulants. This means there’s no need to
worry about the negative effects these compounds can have on energy levels or blood
glucose metabolism, such as by impairing insulin action. UP-LIFT™ gives users
the controlled sensibility of a Dr. Jekyll and the wild pumping action of a
Mr. Hyde. That’s a lot of information to digest, Eric, I know. Just remember
to take UP-LIFT™ according to the instructions I gave you and be open for
and aggressive is the best way to describe my training style. For years I
followed a set routine. Now I do whatever I feel like. Sometimes I’ll focus on
one muscle group. Sometimes I’ll hit the whole body. My reps range anywhere
from 1 to 20. I train fast, rarely resting longer than 45 seconds.
My test drive of
the UP-LIFT™ release candidate begins tonight at around 6 PM. It’s Monday, a
busy night at any gym. Like I told Roger, I’ve got only 35 minutes, so this
will be more of a drag strip test than a leisurely cruise –a great
environment to test any training formula.
Preparing UP-LIFT™: Mixability and Taste
candidate that I received from Beverly’s lab is sugar-free fruit punch flavor. It
tasted light and refreshing. I’ve tried other sugar-free training formulas that
tasted like spoiled water when prepared. UP-LIFT™ mixed up very easily and quenched
my lips with just the right amount of sweetness.
instructed, I took 2 scoops of UP-LIFT™ 30 minutes before working out. Before I
left the house I noticed that my legs were moving more quickly. That’s pretty
impressive considering that this formula contains zero caffeine or other
stimulants. I’ll prepare my second and final serving about mid-way through my
Minutes: My first
exercise was barbell incline bench presses. If you train aggressively like I
do, then you’ll notice more thrust from the first working set. The horsepower
of UP-LIFT™ is impressive, again, particularly considering that it contains no
caffeine or other stimulants. I plowed through the sticking point of every rep like
presses I did 3 sets of cross-bench pullovers in rapid-fire fashion using a
105-lb dumbbell. My grip was so tight I felt like I could rip a tree out of the
pullovers I moved to the other side of the gym to do leg curls. My hamstrings
powered the weight up hyper-fast and swelled with blood just as quickly. I’ve
tried pre-training products that kick in all at once towards the front end of
my workout only to drop off thereafter. The ingredients in Beverly’s training
formula seem to fire sequentially, in contrast. This is a good example of how
careful attention to mixing can impact the functionality of the product. It’s
as if I can hear each ingredient chiming in one after the other. First UP-LIFT™
pumped up my mind and now it’s time for my muscles. I’m starting to get a pump
in muscle groups that I haven’t even trained yet.
After leg curls
I did standing calf raises before heading over to the cable crossover machine
to do pull-ups.
minutes: I did 5 or
6 sets of close-grip pull-ups with my body weight only, barely resting 20 seconds
between each. Flying from one body part to another like this provides some crazy
hairpin turns for my nervous system. With its sports-car handling, UP-LIFT™ is
allowing me to navigate like a professionally rally racer. I’ve never felt so
mentally on-cue before. Stimulant-containing training formulas make me aware of too much: When I use them I end up focusing on everything and nothing.
With UP-LIFT™ my attention is diverted to where it needs to be: concentrating on
having a great workout.
minutes: At the
15-minute mark I took my second serving. My pump was fantastic by this point. A
couple of minutes later I was accelerating into the third rep of a set of standing
dumbbell lateral raises when UP-LIFT™ emitted another burst of focusing
power... right when I needed it. The gym is super crowded right now. There’s a sea
of chaos around me, yet mentally I’m on an island oasis. I can tell I’m going
to remain there until my workout is complete.
minutes: I ran on
the treadmill for 8 minutes at 8.5 mph and a 5% grade. UP-LIFT™ gave me a
strong tail-wind from start to finish. The hybrid functionality of this formula
is something you must experience first-hand to believe. Some days my legs feel
like a four-cylinder engine by the time I get to cardio; today they ran like an
inline six. The gluconeogenic amino acids in the formula probably gave me an edge
by supporting blood glucose levels.
dress and off to work
Congrats to the
gang at Beverly! UP-LIFT™ is probably the best-proportioned training formula
I’ve tried to date, and certainly the first hybrid training formula I’ve ever
tried. Overall, I had a much more fulfilling workout experience than I’m used
to, which is what any legitimate training formula ought to do.
ergonomics of UP-LIFT™ are outstanding. It provides for an ultra-comfortable
ride whether you’re driving across weight-lifting or cardio terrain. In the
weight room you want your training formula to provide get-me-a-pump-no-matter-what
reliability. Beverly’s formula delivers. But as a hybrid training formula,
UP-LIFT™ turns you into a rock star during cardio, as well. That adaptable
functionality also allows you to move seamlessly from one body part to the next
without losing momentum, focus, or your pump.
Being free of
caffeine and other stimulants, UP-LIFT™ doesn’t give you that nasty tweaked
out feeling that makes you want to hide in a dark closet until it passes. Yet
you still get plenty of Mr. Hyde intensity. And rather than checking out
after the first 15 or 20 minutes of your workout, UP-LIFT™ carries you until
the very end. Its ingredients work together like a Ferrari F1 gearbox with no
performance loss. I felt mentally upright and on-cue from the first set to the last.
My muscles didn’t miss a beat. It’s definitely the fastest-shifting nutritional
transmission I’ve ever tried.
UP-LIFT™ has a totally unique hybrid personality that will allow you to enjoy
the cut and thrust of any kind of workout style. The release candidate I tested
for Beverly is not for normal city driving. However, like Roger said, if you
want to pull 90 seconds of fury out of every 60 seconds of working out, then
you should probably give it a go. Let’s see if you can’t get 120 seconds out of