Quick Affiliate DisclaimerFirst things first, I am an affiliate for Legion athletics and their supplements so just want to get that out front. I have paid for all supplements with my own money. I have multiple bottles of Forge, Phoenix, and other Legion Athletics Supplements and I’ve been using them for years. I just want to let you guys know that upfront.
What is Legion Forge?So what is Legion forge exactly? Legion forge is a pre-workout fat burner. The name states two supplements in one (pre-workout and fat burner). We’ll get into why in a second, but first of all, this supplement is specifically for fasted training. Meaning, if you do NOT train fasted, you do not want to buy this supplement. If you wake up first thing in the morning and work out first thing in the morning, this is the supplement you want to get. If you do intermittent fasting, if you train on an empty stomach, whether it be first in the morning or later in the day, this is the supplement that you want and there are a couple of reasons why that we are going to cover in this review.
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What Does Legion Forge Claim to Do?It claims to do three things:
- Maximizes fat loss with fasted training
- Preserves muscle perverse (Like BCAAs does – More On This Later)
- Increases your focus and intensity during fasted training (if you’ve ever done fasted training, you know, it can be a little hard because there’s no food in the stomach which means you feel a little sluggish)
What’s the difference between Legion Forge and Phoenix?This is something that’s really misunderstood and that’s Legion Forge vs Legion Phoenix. So what’s the difference between Legion Forge and Legion Phoenix? Phoenix (on the right) is their (Legion Athletics) actual fat burning supplement and I do have a Legion Phoenix review article you can read. So if you DON’T train fasted, Phoenix is the supplement you want. You can take Phoenix throughout the day and this will help you lose fat as well. So that’s the difference.
Forge is for fasted training. Phoenix is for all-around fat loss regardless of which style of training you do.If you train fasted, you probably know that there’s a lot of benefits training fasted along with some cons, which is what we’re going to talk about. The con is that when you train on an empty stomach, there’s a lot of potential to lose muscle and that’s what you don’t want to do. A big mistake that a lot of people make is that they lose weight by doing just cardio, for example, on an empty stomach. They lose weight, yes, but they also lose a lot of muscle and then when they finally get down to their goal weight, sometimes they look worse than when they started! They look a lot flabbier and they don’t have any muscle to cover up anything and then you get the skinny fat physique(and yes, that’s the thing, you can look it up)! That’s the problem with faster training. Don’t be that person. If you’re going to do fasted training, take Forge or BCAAs to preserve your muscle… However, as we’re about to see, BCAAs aren’t all that great when compared to Forge.
Legion Forge vs BCAAsBCAAs are the most widely known supplement to take before fasted training to preserve muscle. What I want to talk about is Forge versus BCAAs. BCAAs only does one of the three things that Forge does. Forge, again, helps you increase the intensity and focus and it gives you a little bit of energy, it helps you preserve muscle and it helps you lose fat faster with fasted training. BCAAs only does one of those things which is preserve muscle loss, which is why Forge, I believe, is a lot better than BCAAs. You get a lot more for your money. Another thing with BCAAs is that usually, the dosages are low which means you have to take a lot of BCAAs, a lot of the scoops, and that means they go by FAST. That means you’re going to have to restock on BCAAs more often than not. Now on the flip side, the only problem with Forge as it only comes in pill format. So depending on your weight, it’ll tell you how much how many pills to take so for example, if you’re using this for the first time, and you weigh 150 pounds, it says it takes three caps. Three pills for the first time and then as you progress, and you get used to the pills, you take six caps. The heavier you are, the more pill you have to take. Let’s say your first workout you take three, then the next one, you take four, five, and then six and then every workout you take six, so you kind of work up to the number of pills. That’s one con. You do take a lot of pills with this supplement. A full serving for anyone can range from 4 to 10 pills depending on how heavy you are so that’s one thing to note if you don’t like swallowing pills.
Both Legion Forge and Legion Phoenix are Caffeine-FreeAnother thing I want you to know is that these are caffeine-free (Legion Forge and Legion Phoenix) and that’s because they have a fat loss stack. They’re both caffeine-free because their Legion Pre-workout Pulse (check out my review here) is caffeinated and that’s so it can work synergistically with these two. Basically, they made it this way so you can take them all without being caffeinated to Holy hell 😀 Anyways, Forge is a lot better than BCAAs at least for the money in my opinion. Also since Forge is caffeine-free, it does allow you to use other supplements, whether it be a different pre-workout that you like other than Pulse or just your black coffee. I do intermittent fasting, so technically, I’m fasting right now and the caffeine that I’m drinking right now, doesn’t affect what happens with Forge. I’m not getting caffeine from Forge, so it’s not like too much caffeine, so it’s working with intermittent fasting as well.
Legion Forge vs IngredientsSo now we’re going to talk about the Legion Forge ingredients really quick. I’m going to go over each of them and how they back up and match with their claims.
- Okay, so the first ingredient is Yohimbine and there’s a lot of studies that show that it helps you get lean faster and burns through stubborn body fat
- there are 10 milligrams per serving of Yohimbine, and that’s a clinically effective dose, and that’s in Forge in each serving, so that backs up the claim that Legion Forge helps you lose fat faster while fasted training.
- The second ingredient, which is the most important one, in my opinion, is HMB, and studies show that it helps you preserve muscle. That’s the main selling point, at least for me anyway.
- So specifically HMB prevents muscle breakdown and helps you recover faster so that’s a great thing that Forge does for you helps you recover faster as well from fasted training. There are also 2.5 milligrams per serving which is a clinically effective dose which is really important.
- So the last ingredient is Citocoline which helps you increase or maintain focus and intensity during your fasted training workouts.
- There are 250 milligrams of that per serving
Legion Forge Price and Final ThoughtsLastly we’re going to go over the price. Based on the reviews and from my own personal review, I think it’s worth it. Other reviews shows it has 4.5 out of five stars for out of 410 reviews. Here’s who Legion Forge is For:
- Someone who wants to lose fat faster
- Someone who loves fasted training
- Someone who doesn’t want to sacrifice their gains due to fasted training
- Someone who wants to feel energy while training on an empty stomach
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