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Want a Fistfull of Dollars?

Join the New Q5 Ambassadors Program!

Every month the accounting goons from Facebook and Google shake us down like old school bandits. It's not a pretty sight. If we're feeling lucky they might leave a little bit in the till so I can keep the lights on.

I'd rather send that cash to you!

That's why I started the Q5 Ambassador's Program, and why I'm paying $5 for every sale you refer to us. We'll also be doing some prizes of product and swag only available to Q5 Ambassadors!

It's super easy and only takes about 12 seconds to join, click below to get more details and get started!

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Written for Q5 Sports Nutrition — September 10, 2014

Should I Use Launch Fuel Before Lifting?

Launch Fuel is designed to tighten mental focus and improve endurance and tolerance for strenuous workouts. It's the perfect pre-workout mix for training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, mixed martial arts, CrossFit style workouts, cycling, and running. But it's not perfect for every workout, find out if it's right for you below.

If you are doing intervals, HIIT, or medium to high rep lifting, Launch Fuel can help you complete more reps at a higher pace than you could alone. But if you are doing a low rep powerlifting style workout, it might not be the best choice.

Answer these questions to determine if Launch Fuel is an appropriate pre-workout for your lifting session:

  • Is your workout under 30 minutes?
  • Is your workout under 100 combined reps?
  • Do you rest for more than 3 minutes between sets?
  • Do you want a 'rush', 'surge', or 'tweaked' type of energy feeling?
  • Are you looking for a 'pump'?

If you answered no to three or more of those questions, Launch Fuel might be a good addition to your pre-workout preparation.

Here's a review from strength training guru and supplement skeptic William Wayland on his experience with using Launch Fuel for lifting - Powering Through Review 



Written for Q5 Sports Nutrition — August 20, 2014

Q5 Cafe Mocha - Lynne Doucette

A quick and easy recipe to get your day off on the right track, Q5 Cafe Mocha.

This was sent in by Q5 VIP customer and all around cool chick Lynne Doucette!

She starts every day with this killer blend:

  • 1 cup chilled brewed coffee (your choice)
  • 1 scoop Q5 Rich Chocolate New Zealand Whey
  • 1/3 cup organic coconut milk

mix in a blender or shaker cup and enjoy!


Thanks Lynne!

If you have a favorite recipe using Q5 products send it along with a good quality picture of the finished product to bill @ q5labs.com. If we use it on the blog we'll send you a $10 gift card as a thank you!


Stay Alpha!

Written for Q5 Sports Nutrition — August 15, 2014

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Injury Survey - FREE Book

Robson Moura Q5 Athlete and very flexible fighter

Let's face it kids, we're not playing patty cakes on the mats. While there are other sports that probably have more devastating injuries, there isn't a grappler I know who hasn't hurt something at some point.

Gentle art my ass.

So how do you compare with your training partners from around the world? Here's your chance to find out!

I'm doing research for an upcoming book, Joint Pain Relief - The Ultimate Guide for Athletes. And if you're willing to help out by taking a quick survey, I'll send you a digital copy for FREE when it's published. I'll also send you the compiled results of the survey once they are available.

So, if you want to get in on the free book deal just click the link below to fill out the survey! Thanks for your help!

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Written for Q5 Sports Nutrition — July 03, 2014

New Lower Shipping Rates for International Orders

I've been getting a lot of heat for a while now from customers who weren't crazy with our sky high international shipping rates. And I can't blame them! To be honest I never expected so many international orders when I started Q5 so we just weren't prepared to handle the demand and the logistics of international shipping when we started.

So I'm excited to announce that we now have a new shipping partner that will allow us to lower international shipping rates across the board, and speed up delivery times as well! Starting immediately all international orders will ship via DHL Global Mail. The shipping rate chart is listed below.

We will ship anywhere in the world, but it's your responsibility to make sure you don't import anything that would be illegal in your country, and you'll need to pay any relevant duties and taxes. It's impossible for us to know the laws and rates for every country.

Shipping via DHL Global Mail provides limited tracking ability and usually arrives to you 8- 16 days after you place your order for in stock items.

Written for Q5 Sports Nutrition — June 16, 2014

Happy Father's Day!

But then I became a father.

Now it wasn't all about me anymore. If I half assed this gig and screwed it up, it was my kids who would have to pay the price.

So, for the first time in my life I had to put in 100% effort. I had to dig deeper than I ever had. I had to push even harder when I really just felt like quitting.


Written for Q5 Sports Nutrition — June 15, 2014

Arnold Schwarzenegger - 6 Rules of Success

We all need a little motivation some days. When you are working hard but you'd rather be sleeping, when you are worried about failing, when you aren't sure you're on the right path. If that's today for you, watch this and see if it doesn't help!

Written for Q5 Sports Nutrition — June 10, 2014

Kurt Osiander - Video Profile

Kurt Osiander - Q5 Athlete

When I first saw Kurt Osiander teaching his 'Move of the Week' videos, I knew right away that he was a living example of the mantra we preach at Q5 - Stay Alpha™.

It's not about dominating over others, it's about dominating your own fears, beliefs, and self imposed limitations. Staying Alpha is a mindset for approaching life on your own terms, and never compromising what you believe in. It's about forging your own path, staying true to your own character, and reaching your full potential as a person. Most of us let outside pressures force us to bend to the will of society. We lose our edge and become passive and accepting of the burdens others place on us, whether those burdens are just or not.

Because the influence of society on our behavior is so powerful, and so subtle, it's important to see examples of people who have decided to live on their own terms, people who know how to Stay Alpha™. That's why I am so happy Q5 was able to participate in helping Stuart Cooper put together this fantastic profile of Q5 Athlete, Kurt Osiander.

Please enjoy the video, and share it with people who inspire you or people you know who are in a tough spot and could use a little inspiration. If you'd like to support the filmmaker, who travels around the world sleeping on academy mats to capture these kinds of images you can contribute here.

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** Warning: Course Language Throughout **


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Written for Q5 Sports Nutrition — June 08, 2014