4Gauge is a pre-workout and Muscle Pump supplement manufactured by Roar Ambition Ltd. It’s available for worldwide delivery from either of their bases of operation in the UK and USA, and is presented, in true Roar style, in shotgun shell packages.
Roar say that 4Gauge has been designed to be used by everyone, and that there isn’t a workout it can’t handle. They add that it’s made from natural, safe ingredients, and most importantly, it works.
What supplement company doesn’t make those claims these days? The proof is in the results, which is why we put it to the test.
When we first looked into it, we were pleased to see that, on paper at least, the formula appears to be a powerful one, with ingredients that we know to work well, included at full strength dosages.
Additionally, we bought a few ‘shells’ and the price we paid was heavily discounted as a result. Even better, anybody can get that price if they want to rack up 2 or 3 shells. You’ll even get some 4 Gauge for free!
“Look no further – 4Gauge gives you the biggest pump, the best mind-muscle connection, the baddest set stamina and brute power like nothing else in this business.”
Benefits of 4 Gauge
The ‘4’ has to do with the four-in-one kind of effect that Roar says 4Gauge has on you:
- Raw Power / Force
- Strong Focus
- Long Lasting Energy
- INTENSE Muscle Pumps
The last one on the list there is possibly what makes 4 Gauge such a massive pre-workout, because the muscle pumps…are massive!
How 4 Gauge Works
Vasodilation is the fancy term for muscle pumps. It’s the relaxation of the lining muscle of blood vessels via an increase in Nitric Oxide. This allows more blood to flow to the muscles, making them physically larger and more solid as you work them in the gym.
This additional blood flow to the working muscles shuttles oxygen and nutrients to them, allowing them to both work harder and longer. This means the growth and recovery is bigger and deeper following your workout. And that, means bigger muscle.
Recent research has also shown that getting ‘swole’ itself can slowly increase muscle size over time. Bonus.
Strong focus sort of downplays what the nootropic/cognitive ingredients in 4 Gauge are doing for you. Roar have included natural compounds like Rhodiola and an L-Theanine-Caffeine mini-stack and they are arguably the best ingredients in the world for dialling your mind-muscle connection in and causing you to feel simultaneously like a warrior, a cold blooded assassin, and a Zen monk.
That’s down to the weirdly synergistic behaviour of calming alpha waves in you brain from the theanine and nervous system stimulation from the caffeine. The combination is excellent for getting you into the zone.
Rhodiola adds a stress reducing effect to chill your mind even more. And the best part – it actually makes you feel focused for longer. The caffeine spikes are smoothed out by the other two ingredients, and stretched out so you feel the euphoria for longer.
Ingredients in 4 Gauge
No matter what the company says about it, or what we say about it, the ingredients are the way a product does its thing.
These are the 4Gauge ingredients:
|Coconut Water powder||300mg|
L-Citrulline Di-Malate at 6000mg is a huge vasodilator. It is the best ingredient, and dosage, for those muscle pumps.
Red Beet on top of that further enhances the ‘swole’ effect.
L-Theanine is that alpha-wave generator for the brain. It improves your mood and works with caffeine and smooths out its stimulant feel while enhancing its effect on focus, helping you stay dialled in at the critical time.
Rhodiola Rosea is another cognitive enhancer that keeps you in “The Zone” for longer.
Acetyl-L-Carnitine – or ALCAR – shuttles fat to cellular powerhouses, mitochondria, so that it can be burned for energy. It also increases your aerobic output.
Coconut Water Powder – Roar call it nature’s own electrolyte-packed sports tonic. That just about sums it up. Also, how many pre-workouts have you found that put a hydration element in? Ummm….
Caffeine Anhydrous – not much intro needed here, but in all honesty the fact that’s it’s with L-Theanine makes it a totally different beast, and one we are happy to use. Smooth caffeine energy is way better than the rough spikes a lot of other products give you.
Creatine Monohydrate – if we had one complaint it’s that there could be more creatine in here. It’s a fantastic ingredient but 1 gram is a bit tight. Better than nothing, but word to the wise: go out and buy a tub of this stuff on its own. It won’t set you back much but 6 grams a day will keep you…er…stronger.
4 Gauge Customer Comments
There are plenty of 4 Gauge customer testimonials out there and the vast majority is positive. Especially from bodybuilders, gym members, cross-fitters and impact sports athletes – where muscle mass, explosive power and mental focus are of primary importance.
USAGE: Follow the instructions on the packaging before you use 4Gauge for the first time. We advise that you half-scoop the first shot to see how it feels. Some people get enough out of that and then you can save even more dosh 🙂
Side Effects and Health Considerations
There have been no reports of any side effects from the ingredients, and neither should there be given the scientific research about each one.
There are people who should avoid using supplements like this though:- people under 18 years, elderly people, pregnant/breastfeeding women, people with heart conditions…should not use it.
If you have a medical condition or take prescription drugs then just consult a doctor before you use 4gauge.
The Judgement – Is 4Gauge Recommended?
Well, you probably have the idea by now that we are into this one. Pre-workout supplements don’t get better than this.
The muscle pump…is…real!
And then there’s the mental place it takes you. It’s hard not to drink it just for the hell of it, but save it for workouts we must.
On top of that the prices are really good, especially when you get the package deal.
Purchasing and Shipping Info
The official website is the place to buy 4Gauge (link below). They don’t sell it through resellers or third parties so that no-one else gets in the middle and hikes the price up.
Get it direct from Roar and you get the best prices and free worldwide shipping, which by the way is excellent if you live somewhere that would usually get dinged for high delivery charges.
Depending where you live, 4Gauge will get shipped from the UK or USA to speed up the process.
Currencies on the site include Australian dollars, USD $, CAD $, GBP £ and Euros.
4 GAUGE really is just a wicked deal all round!