BPI – One More Rep Review
BPI Sports say that their “legendary” 1.M.R pre-workout has evolved into the newer One More Rep.
I liked the 1.M.R branding, it was a cool play on the famous contraction 1RM, meaning One Rep Max – the amount of weight you can pull or push in a particular movement for exactly one repetition and no more.
Whether the name change is really to accommodate for the change in recipe, or it’s because the bros of the world couldn’t get their heads around the the letter twist.
Whatever. What’s in a name anyway, right?
Actually, that’s where BPI are being legit. Most pre-workout manufacturers go with the fierce approach to their marketing. Make a song and dance about how their stuff’s so potent you could lift a 200 lb kettle bell with your butt cheeks, and the customer might look over the fact that it’s still only caffeine and some amino-acids.
BPI go with the cooler strategy. Basically, One More Rep can help you bust out, well, one more rep. One more than your previous PB, or, you know, one more than your competition.
According to them it can anyway.
Why Use BPI’s One More Rep?
The three main “on-trend ingredients” (their phrase, not mine) in One More Rep are L-Citrulline, L-Carnitine and Beetroot.
Citrulline is the muscle pump ingredient to use these days, and for good reason. It gets converted to L-Arginine, a primary Nitric Oxide (NO) booster, in the kidneys.
The NO relaxes the walls of your blood vessels, allowing them to dilate (vasodilation) and thus send more blood volume, including oxygen and nutrients to your working muscles. You know, the “pump”.
It’s better than taking straight arginine because, as you probably know by now, arginine levels tank too quickly before it can get to your blood. So, ironically, supplementing citrulline increases your arginine levels more than arginine does.
So far so good.
Carnitine is a bit of an all-rounder. It’s endured the test of time, that’s for sure. I wouldn’t put it up there as the ingredient with the biggest impact, but it has enough medium impacts to make it very worthwhile.
It gets involved with fat metabolism, aerobic exercise performance, heart protection, muscle damage, insulin sensitivity and blood flow (to mention a few) and they’re positive effects across the board.
Beetroot might look like a weird inclusion if you haven’t seen its rise in the supplement industry yet, but it’s a naturally high source of nitrates, which are useful again for the pump and intra-workout endurance and performance.
There’re more ingredients in One More Rep but I’ll get to those in a bit. The three described above answer the main question though: why buy this over another pre-workout? Because it contains quality, research proven ingredients.
These and the rest of the formula can provide the following benefits to your workout, recovery and growth phases:
- Enhanced Muscle Pumps
- Increased Focus
- Improved Muscle Endurance
- Heightened Strength
- Faster Recovery
- Increased post-training Muscle Growth
- Increased Fat Burning
Next, I’ll open up the rest of the formula and see whether it’s worth you giving One More Rep a spin in the gym.
What Are the Ingredients and Dosages?
The formula for the new One More Rep is below. Each scoop is 10 grams of ingredients.
Most of the formula is open (i.e. each individual measurement is noted), and then there’s a proprietary energy blend.
- 30 mg – Niacin (Vit B3)
- 128 mg – Sodium
- 3 g – L-Citrulline
- 1 g – L-Carnitine L-Tartrate
- 500 mg – Beetroot (powder)
- 500 mg – Trimethylglycine (TMG) as betaine anhydrous
- 500 mg – N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine
One More Rep Energy (proprietary) Blend – 454 mg
- Caffeine anhydrous
- Himalayan Pink Salt
- Yohimbe extract
Adding that up quickly, you can see there’s only 6112 mg – 6.1 grams – of active ingredients.
Therefore, nearly 4 grams of the 10 gram scoop is non-active ingredients added for taste, texture and powder quality.
Just over six grams!
For comparison purposes, Dymatize Pre W.O. and Nutrex Outlift each contain 8 grams of Citrulline Malate alone…2 grams more of a single ingredient than One More Rep’s entire formula.
And it’s not as if the other ingredients in One More Rep are unique to it in any way. You can find these ingredients in many of the pre-workout powders online and on the shelves.
Yohimbe is an interesting inclusion. It’s a stimulant that causes a little bit of controversy, even though it’s in a lot of US made fat burners and pre-workouts.
It’s potent, but it might interact with anxiety levels in some people, especially those pre-disposed to anxiety disorders and/or panic attacks.
The proprietary energy blend means we can’t know for sure what the dosage of Yohimbe is, but it’s rare to find a company adding problematic amounts to their products these days so we’ll just have to trust BPI Sports.
Will the Formula Work for You?
I’m not sure about this one, guys. If you’re a loyal, die-hard BPI customer then you’re probably not reading reviews anyway – you’re just going to buy it.
If you’re shopping around then I recommend you just do a bit of comparison on like for like ingredients with the different brands and pre-workout products.
How can one have 25 grams of active ingredients and another have just over 6 grams? Especially when they’re using pretty much the same ingredients?
It just doesn’t compute.
The ingredients themselves are good, and it does give a medium pump, and a stimulant kick. It’s quite a step down from the full muscle-nutrient packed pre-workouts I associate with the best performances of my life.
… but then it’s perhaps 20 bucks cheaper than those products as well.
Let me know what you think.
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