Axe & Sledge Seventh Gear Pre Workout Kicks Training Into Overdrive

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Warning; Seventh Gear will take you for a ride, so be prepared!

If there’s one thing Axe & Sledge is known for, it has to be creating phenomenal supplements for the hardest workers in the gym. They’ve built their reputation based on setting high quality standards and giving you products that really deliver results, regardless of the cost. Their team — and especially their co-founder Seth Feroce — work just as hard as you do day in and day out. Whether that’s in the office, at home, or in the gym, if they represent Axe & Sledge, you know they’re giving it all they have.

In regards to health and fitness, we all want to be successful and reach our goals, but in order to be the very best — well, that requires an “extra gear” you can shift into from time to time. If you’re just starting out, then soak in all the newbie gains, because you can just look at the weights and watch your physique change. But soon enough, you’ll reach a point where you need to give it everything you’ve got to progress.

Of course, diet, training, hydration, and sleep must be dialed in in order to fuel muscle growth and strength gains. But this is also the point where proper supplementation can give you that extra boost, when you need it most.

How about we get that “extra gear” every single workout?!

This is where a pre workout comes in. Sure, you can start with something basic, and that will get you going for a while. But when you’re ready to see what an extreme pre workout feels like, Axe & Sledge has you covered with Seventh Gear!

Seventh Gear: On a High-Speed Chase Towards Results!

Axe & Sledge formulates supplements for the hardest workers in the gym, so don’t expect to see any proprietary blends, subclinical dosages, or below-average formulas. They create products that help even the most elite athletes and competitors get more results. As you’ve racked up years of hard training and lifting under your belt, you may have experienced 4th, 5th, and even 6th gear.

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Are you ready to take your training to the next level?

But very few can handle that 7th Gear.

Seth can. And he knows you can too. That’s why Axe & Sledge offers a pre workout that kicks your training up a notch and shows you just what that Seventh Gear looks like.

A pre workout that’s not for beginners

We have to warn you, this is not a beginner’s pre workout supplement, and if you do try it, we strongly recommend starting with half a serving. In this post, we’ll reveal Seventh Gear’s formula to show you just what it’s capable of — and believe us, it’s stronger than it looks.

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Seventh Gear Ingredient Analysis

Seventh Gear was formulated to give you extreme energy, focus, and enhance muscular endurance. It has a high dose of stimulants that really pack a punch, and several patented ingredients to get the most out of your training session. And if you’re looking more for something to give you an extreme pump, then we suggest stacking Seventh Gear with Hydraulic. That will be one epic stack to get the best of both worlds!

Now let’s get into what makes Seventh Gear a real heavy hitter! As forewarning, an entire scoop has 387.5mg caffeine!

One scoop (9.8g) of Seventh Gear delivers:

  • Beta Alanine – 3.2g

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    Seventh Gear is loaded with several patented ingredients to give you extreme focus, energy, and muscular endurance.

    In order to give you enhanced muscular endurance, then look no further than a clinical dosage of beta alanine to do it for you! This is also an ingredient that you can really feel working, since one of its side effects is a tingling and itchy sensation. Some people love while others could go without, but don’t worry it only lasts a few minutes!

    Beta-alanine has been shown to boost performance in both aerobic and anaerobic activities via increasing the body’s endogenous carnosine levels.[1,2] Carnosine is responsible for acting at a lactic acid buffer, which allows the skeletal muscle to resist fatigue for longer.[1,2] Lactic acid build-up is one of the main reasons you reach muscular failure, because it creates a backup in the energy producing systems.

    As a result, you run out of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the cell’s energy currency, and the muscles no longer have sufficient fuel to keep going. And when you’re trying to reach that seventh gear, the last thing you want to do is burn out.

    Beta alanine is a very common pre workout addition because it’s effective, backed by research, and just simply works. If you want to see the best results, it’s recommended to take beta alanine daily in order to reach a saturation point.

    Note: If you’re looking at attacking ammonia along with that lactic acid, check out Axe & Sledge’s THE GRIND, an intra workout supplement that contains L-ornithine to stomp it out as well!

  • Betaine Anhydrous – 2g

    Next, we have betaine anhydrous, also known as trimethylglycine, to increase your work capacity and power output![3-6]

    Betaine is an organic osmolyte naturally found in several foods, such as beets and spinach.[3]

    It’s able to boost your performance through three main actions:

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    1. Betaine donates a methyl group to homocysteine, a non proteinogenic amino acid that’s been shown to have a negative effect on muscle protein synthesis.[3-5] Not only does it reduce homocysteine levels, it also results in the formation of methionine, a precursor to creatine production.[7]
    2. Since betaine is a naturally occuring osmolyte, it can help regulate water and electrolyte balance within the cells.[4,5] As a result the cells are more resistant to stress and it preserves their structure.
    3. Last but certainly not least, betaine can boost nitric oxide levels within the body,[6] which definitely helps increase work capacity by giving the muscles more nutrients through enhanced blood flow.

    Betaine is a very powerful ingredient and works to improve several aspects of performance in various ways!

  • Magnesium Creatine Chelate (Creatine MagnaPower) – 1.5g

    Creatine is safe, effective, and proven to improve muscular strength, power output, training performance, and delay the onset of fatigue.[8-10] Although the benefits of creatine are very well known, most people are not aware that magnesium is also a powerhouse for endurance and overall performance. On top of that the combination of magnesium and creatine may have a potent synergistic effect, meaning they work better together than on their own.

    Creatine Magna Power

    Albion’s Creatine Magna Power adds a bit of magnesium to your day, which is something most of us don’t get enough of anyway!

    When the masterminds at Albion Human Nutrition discovered this relationship, they immediately got to work and came up with Creatine MagnaPower , which consists of magnesium chelated to creatine. Magnesium is a beneficial mineral that helps support several key functions in the body, such as blood pressure regulation, protein synthesis, blood glucose control, and muscle and nerve firing.[11]

    In addition, some studies have found that when there’s an insufficient intake of various minerals, creatine uptake is significantly decreased.[12] Meaning, your body will just end of excreting it, rather than being able to use it. This reduction occurs because electrolytes (sodium, potassium, and magnesium) act as transporters to help the body absorb and utilize the creatine.[12] Therefore, it only makes sense to combine the creatine with magnesium since it will result in better effects!

    Furthermore, magnesium on its own seems to enhance performance, and studies show that the more active you are, there’s a greater risk for developing a magnesium deficiency.[13]

    Needless to say, we’re thrilled that Axe & Sledge decided to use a more well-rounded form of creatine than just the standard creatine monohydrate!

  • Caffeine Anhydrous – 350mg (out of 387.5mg Total)

    Now it’s time to kick things into the next gear with a high dose of caffeine anhydrous! And this isn’t the only form of caffeine that Seventh Gear has to offer, so get ready for some intense energy!

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    If there’s one ingredient that has more studies than creatine, it has to be caffeine. The research concludes that caffeine is one of the most powerful ergogenic aids. Caffeine is so effective because it’s quickly absorbed in the digestive tract, and dispersed throughout various cell membranes.[14] Furthermore, caffeine is lipid soluble, allowing it to cross the blood brain barrier. Therefore, it’s able to affect both the central nervous system and peripheral nervous system.[14]

    Multiple studies show that caffeine, dosed anywhere from 3-6mg/kg, is able to increase energy, strength, power output, mental focus, and endurance.[14] Although researchers propose that caffeine has several mechanisms of action, the main accepted one is that caffeine acts as an adenosine antagonist by blocking its receptor site.[14] Adenosine can significantly slow down neural activity, thus being able to combat that is ideal, especially for a difficult training session!

  • Choline Bitartrate – 250mg

    In order to increase your mental focus and mind-muscle connection, Seventh Gear includes 250mg of Choline Bitartrate!

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    Pair Seventh Gear with The Grind to have an epic training session.

    Choline is an essential nutrient that takes on several roles in the body. For example, it’s used to create acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that’s crucial for brain and muscle function.[15-18] Choline also helps synthesize various phospholipids, which are key components to a cell’s structure.[15-18] Furthermore, choline provides methyl groups to fuel several steps in metabolism.[15-18] Needless to say, its benefits go beyond just hitting the gym and getting that “mind muscle connection” we love.

    Choline bitartrate consists of choline molecularly bound to two tartaric acids. This theoretically helps improve its bioavailability by preventing it from being destroyed during digestion. Once it finally enters the bloodstream, the choline breaks away from the bitartrate and becomes able to be used for acetylcholine synthesis.

    Despite that fact that choline takes on several roles within the body, in regards to performance, our main goal is to boost acetylcholine levels. This results in better mind to muscle connection, focus, and mental energy.[15-19] And intense, prolonged training sessions are known for depleting choline levels,[19] so supplementation becomes even more important.

    Need more choline though? See next:

  • Alpha-Glyceryl Phosphoryl Choline (Alpha GPC) – 200mg

    To go along with choline bitartrate, Seventh Gear also includes 200mg of Alpha-Glyceryl Phosphoryl Choline (Alpha-GPC).

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    Alpha-GPC is also able to increase acetylcholine levels after it’s converted into phosphorylcholine.[20] It’s known for being one of the most highly bioavailable sources of choline and gets rapidly absorbed by the body. And just like caffeine, Alpha-GPC can cross the blood brain barrier, resulting in great effects in the brain.[20]

    Several studies show that Alpha-GPC is able to increase exercise performance, strength, power, and cognition.[20-24] So it works in the a similar fashion as choline bitartrate, but each have their own unique mechanisms, which may be more beneficial than just having a bigger dose of just one source.

    We’ve noticed time and time again that we love combination doses of choline bitartrate and Alpha-GPC, so we’re glad Seth and team chose to go in this trending direction.

  • Theacrine (as TeaCrine 40%) – 100mg

    Alright, so you already got 350mg of caffeine anhydrous (and 387.5mg total), but Axe & Sledge also added in TeaCrine to further increase energy, cognitive performance, and endurance.[25,26]


    Get long lasting energy and enhanced performance with TeaCrine!

    TeaCrine is a registered trademark of Compound Solutions, a leading ingredient developer. It’s a patented form of theacrine, a compound that’s often referred to as caffeine’s cousin. What’s unique about theacrine is that it’s able to increase energy without affecting the cardiovascular system.[25] If you just had an insane dose of caffeine as the only stimulant, then you’re much more likely to get negative side effects, such as jitters, increased blood pressure, and rapid heart rate.

    Studies show that teacrine has a similar chemical structure as caffeine, therefore it also expresses its effects by competing with adenosine at the receptor site.[25,26] A study done in 2019 found that the combination of caffeine and TeaCrine resulted in enhanced endurance and cognition better than either independently.[26] Synergy between ingredients is one of the main reasons why some pre workouts hit harder than you anticipate. And trust us, Seventh Gear is definitely one of those products.

  • Dicaffeine Malate (Infinergy) – 50mg (75% yielding 37.5mg out of 387.5mg total)

    The 350mg of caffeine anhydrous and 100mg of TeaCrine is just enough to put you into 7th gear, and 50mg of dicaffeine malate (as Infinergy) is here to make sure you stay there throughout the entire workout!


    Part of the stim blend. Infinergy helps prolong the initial stim kick from caffeine anhydrous and citrate giving you longer-lasting energy without any nasty crash.

    Infinergy was developed by Creative Compounds, another well-known ingredient supplier. As the name suggests, dicaffeine malate is composed of two caffeine molecules bound to malic acid. You’re probably wondering what’s the point of having various caffeine sources? It all comes down to the goal of giving you intense but sustained energy.

    Caffeine anhydrous is synthetic, and it hits hard and fast. With the way Infinergy was created, it takes the body a bit longer to metabolize and absorb the caffeine. So as the mad rush from caffeine anhydrous slows down, Infinergy is here to make sure you don’t crash into a wall.

    It’s important to note that although there’s 50mg on the label, it includes both caffeine and malate, thus it yields roughly 37.5mg. But combine that with the other stimulants (TeaCrine) and caffeine anhydrous), you’ve got yourself one energy boosting tiro.

  • Black Pepper Extract (piper nigrum) (fruit) (Bioperine) – 5mg

    Axe & Sledge knows that no matter how good of a formula they whip up, it’s practically worthless if your body doesn’t absorb the ingredients! And for them, that’s completely unacceptable, because you don’t work so hard to not optimally absorb something you pay for!


    Bioperine is the trusted, trademarked form of black pepper extract that promises 95% or greater piperine, the part of black pepper with all the activity!

    In order to make sure you’re getting the most out of everything that’s included in Seventh Gear, Axe & Sledge included 5mg of Bioperine , a trademarked form of black pepper extract. Research shows that Bioperine is able to enhance the absorption and bioavailability of several nutrients, including vitamins, CoQ10, curcumin, beta-carotene, selenium, and resveratrol.[27] And by using the trademarked form, you know that you’re getting at least 95% piperine or greater.[27] Piperine is the main bioactive component that helps prevent enzymes from breaking down other molecules, resulting in greater bioavailability.[27]

    PricePlow always likes to see ingredients that aid absorption to round out a formula! This is definitely another reason why Seventh Gear is stronger than it looks!

  • Toothed Clubmoss (Huperzia Serrata) (aerial parts) (standardized to 1% Huperzine A) – 100mcg

    The very last ingredient Seventh Gear has to offer is Toothed Clubmoss, more commonly referred to as Huperzine A.

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    Huperzine A acts as an antagonist to acetylcholinesterase (ACE),[28] which is an enzyme that breaks down acetylcholine. Research also suggests that huperzine A may be effective at protecting neurons from oxidative damage, which is crucial for several chronic medical conditions involving the brain.[28]

    In regards to performance, we already discussed how having high levels of acetylcholine boosts mind-muscle connection and mental focus, so the last thing we want is to be metabolized by an enzyme. Especially since Seventh Gear includes both choline bitartrate and Alpha-GPC to further increase acetylcholine, you don’t want that to go to waste!

    Therefore, just like with caffeine and TeaCrine, there’s a synergistic effect between huperzine A, choline bitartrate, and alpha-GPC that give you maximum results!

Available Flavors

If there’s one guy in the health, fitness, and supplement industry that likes to enjoy his fair share of tasty treats and drinks, it’s Seth Feroce. He just makes sure to work harder in the gym to feel no guilt. And if you’ve tried any other of Axe & Sledge’s products, you know that they’re flavor masters.

Here’s an updated list of all Axe & Sledge Seventh Gear’s available flavors:

    Seth Feroce: Becoming The Best Requires You To Go The Extra Mile

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    No one can outwork Seth Feroce and that’s why he’s one of the best.

    Seth Feroce didn’t just reach the highest level in bodybuilding just by showing up to the gym and pumping out a few curls. He became an IFBB Pro during his first year of competing, and it wasn’t because he was the biggest guy on stage or had years of experience. He achieved such a high level of success because he never let anyone outwork him. There were several training sessions that required everything to be dialed in from nutrition and supplementation, in order to help carry him through.

    But at the time, when Seth was deep into competing, he never had a pre workout like Seventh Gear to act as a secret weapon on those days he needed it most. So when Axe & Sledge came about, Seth was fully committed to giving those hard working MFer’s a pre workout that could really give them what they were looking for.

    And now it can be yours.

    Seventh Gear: Your Secret Weapon

    After analyzing the formula and learning how each ingredient works on its own as well as with the others, you can see that Seventh Gear lives up to its name – there’s no shortage of energy in here! The crew over at Axe & Sledge were not messing around when they created this product, and we think it’s even stronger than what they anticipated.

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    Think you can handle Seventh Gear?

    By using generous dosages, ingredients backed by research, and several patented ingredients, Seventh Gear is truly on another level. That’s why if you decide to give it a shot, we strongly recommend starting with half a scoop to assess your tolerance first. And for those days you don’t need intense energy, but still want to get in an epic training session, then stacking Seventh Gear with Hydraulic is the perfect combo!

    This is one of those pre workouts that you save as a secret weapon for the days (or entire training cycles) you need most. When you’re going for a new personal record, have a big competition, or you just want to kill a leg day. That’s where Seventh Gear comes in handy! For all the other days or evening sessions, you might want to use something a bit more mellow, so you don’t build up a tolerance to all the stims.

    Axe & Sledge did a phenomenal job formulating this extreme pre workout and the reviews speak for themselves. Seventh Gear isn’t for everyone, but for the select few out there that really put in the work day in and day out, it’s just what they’ve been looking for! Axe & Sledge is not slowing down anytime soon, and PricePlow is proud to say we will be your main media outlet for everything they have planned! Subscribe down below to get exclusive access to Axe & Sledge giveaways, reviews, news, deals, and interviews.

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