Ever train on an empty stomach in the hopes of blasting away more belly fat?
Legion FORGE is made for you, bro.
A type of hybrid Pre-Workout/Fat-Burner, Legion FORGE is specifically made to maximize fat loss during training-while-fasting.
Pretty damn specific, huh? Right off the bat, we like the targeted approach of FORGE.
But is the formula too simple? Is it is all just a gimmick? We don’t think so, bro. This brand got street cred. If FORGE it’s anything like PHOENIX, then Legion must be on to something. Let’s check it out!
About Legion FORGE
FORGE is made by the people behind the really hot PHOENIX fat burner so it goes without saying we’re expecting A LOT from this ultra-simple stack. Formula notes:
- Fasted state: It has to be gentle on the stomach if it’s made for bros lifting on an empty belly.
- Science-backed: Their website indicates extensive research has been done. Definitely seems really well thought-out. Good job, Legion!
- Caffeine-free: One of those stacks that seems like it’s meant to be stacked with other stacks so you can customize with a little more precision.
Legion Forge Supplement Facts
|Serving Size: 4 capsules
Servings Per Container: 45
|Ingredients||Amount Per Serving|
|Calcium B-hydroxy B-methylbutyrate (HMB)||2.5 g|
|Yohimbine HCL||10 mg|
|Other Ingredients: Hypromellose, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Magnesium Stearate, Silicon Dioxide|
|Directions: Take one capsule per 50 pounds of body weight 15 minutes prior to training. If well tolerated add one capsule per use until reaching one capsule per 25 pounds of body weight.|
Legion FORGE’s super simple formula capitalizes on effective doses and novel design.
The thing with simple formulas is the company can put emphasis on effective dosages and that’s exactly what Legion did here. Potency can also offset poor quality of ingredients but Legion’s is anything but.
We gotta address right off the bat, Legion FORGE is not an all-purpose fat-burner. It’s not gonna burn your balls off with red hot heat. It doesn’t have a ton of ingredients that do everything under the sun.
But for its specific purpose — burning fat while fasting — FORGE is the best (only?) stack in the world.
Let’s break down the ingredients in this formula, and you’ll see what we mean:
Hydroxy Methylbutyrate, 2.5 g
Hydroxy Methylbutyrate (HMB) is a metabolite of Leucine, one third of the amino acid muscle building stack called Branched Chain Amino Acids or BCAAs. Its main function is to reduce muscle damage and increase muscle recovery during tough workouts while also helping you burn a bit of fat along the way.
Here’s what we mean by Legion thinking their shit through: HMB does not affect blood glucose levels. At all. That means, if you are fasting, this nutrient will not knock you out of that fasted state. And since it is anti-catabolic, HMB may also protect muscle mass that you’d normally LOSE while fasting.
HMB is not an ingredient you see in too many fat burners, but it just makes sense, bro. God damn, we like Legion.
And FYI: this is where the calcium comes from.
Citicoline, 250 mg
We never thought we’d find our #1 Best Nootropic here and in a fat burner no less. Citicoline is pure awesomeness, which is why it’s a featured ingredient in nootropic stacks for superhuman brainpower.
Further-freakin’-more, Legion FORGE is giving you a FAT 250 mg dose (it’s potent, bro) which should help you cope with maintaining your focus and calm while training on an empty stomach.
- We’d add (though Legion doesn’t really say this) that Citicoline is awesome for mental energy, so it makes even more sense as a nootropic for training-while-fasting, which can really drive down your energy levels both mental and physical.
Yohimbine HCL, 10 mg
Yohimbine is the active compound found in Yohimbe bark. Yohimbine is capable of releasing epinephrine and norepinephrine, the body’s natural fat-burning hormones. It also promotes thermogenesis. The 10 mg dosage is a good dose for bros. It should deliver some reliable fat-blasting activity, and possibly some sensory effects that might help you crank out more reps.
There’s something about super simple stacks that make us feel excited when reviewing them and Legion FORGE didn’t disappoint.
HMB is an effective ingredient when it comes to preserving muscles during the toughest of workouts and is crucial when it comes to fasted training since your body only has muscles as “food source” in a fasted state. You don’t want to cannibalize your gains, now do you?
We also like to give a thumbs up to Legion for telling us HMB is not really good at promoting protein synthesis (muscle growth) than it is as a muscle preserver, contrary to what most shady companies claim.
Citicoline is an excellent addition to keep you from sagging your reps and focus on proper form throughout each set even if you’re hungrier than Gwyneth Paltrow in a juice diet.
Yohimbine should help spark the fire inside your body just enough to trigger fat burning without your heart rate and blood pressure blowing a hole thru the roof.
We also have to mention how this fat burner is gentle on the stomach. Yohimbine is too small to have any adverse effects, Citicoline is metabolized almost immediately, and HMB has earned a NOAEL label which stands for No Observed Adverse Effect Level.
This means it’s possible to ingest more than double the serving size and it still won’t show any negative side effects.
Legion FORGE Benefits
It’ll reduce muscle damage which means you’ll suffer less muscle soreness in the long run. Citicoline should help optimize your focus throughout your workout and yohimbine, while it won’t make you feel very hot, will help boost your metabolism and puts your body into fat-burning mode. Studies also say you burn more belly fat in a fasted state so you might see your tummy shrinking bit by bit with each serving. But mehhhh, be careful with the whole fasted-training approach, Bro. You don’t want to pass out at the gym and lose your Man-Card.
Who Takes It?
Definitely for bros who like to lift on an empty stomach and lifters who like to carry weights just before the sun goes up. We’d add that in general, Legion seems to target a more cerebral bodybuilder. Not the kind of Bro who buys a PWO cause it’s glow-in-the-dark Extreme-Lemon-Lime-Crunchberry flavor. We’re talkin’ more the Bro who is into bio-hacking and does his homework before plopping down his hard-earned cash on a supplement.
Any Side Effects?
While we like to say Legion is side effects-free, the fact that it doesn’t carry a main source of energy might not sit well with bros who depend on stim for max reps. In short, you might feel tired/fatigued if you’re not used to supplements without caffeine. People with hypertension might not like Yohimbine as it’s known to raise blood pressure. Finally, note the Legion FORGE directions, below. They want you to careful with it, adding one cap at a time, making sure you can tolerate it. To use, this suggests some tolerability issues, so bro-ceed with caution.
Legion FORGE Summary
- Simple stack. Just three potent ingredients.
- Citicoline. Brain energy and laser focus.
- Good doses. Few ingredients mean fat doses for each one.
- Muscle preserver. Don’t worry about losing gains, son.
- Stim-free. No crashes, jitters. Clean.
- No stomach issues. It won’t burn a hole through your empty belly.
- Stackable. More room for added extras. Creatine, anyone? Caffeine?
- Lacks heat. It doesn’t make use of strong fat burners.
- Too many capsules. 1 capsule per 25 lbs. = 8 capsules for 200 lbs.!
- A little pricey. Recommended intake will empty one bottle in no time.
Pricing & Buying Info
- 1 bottle (45 servings): $29.95
- 3 bottles: $80.95 ($27 per)
- Available online and in retail stores
Final Word on Legion FORGE
Legion FORGE is not an all-purpose fat-burner. It is laser-targeted, bro… if you’re fasting-training to burn through more fat quicker, well, Legion FORGE is made for you. The fact that it’s bare (only 3 big ingredients) means you are free to fill out any missing ingredients you like such as caffeine or green tea extract. Legion FORGE is some smart, quality formula design, and worth a shot for bros with empty stomachs.