Pre-workout is used all the time, but just like any other supplement it is not necessary to make gains. Pre-workout is what’s going to give you that sudden burst of energy right before your workout so that you are able to push through those tough workouts. Pre-workout is great on those days when your super tired, or whenever you have a hard workout ahead. I like to use some extra source of energy or a pre-workout everyday, but I tend to go for a stronger one on the days I do squats or deadlifts.
Most pre-workouts are stimulated by caffeine so you might wanna watch for that when choosing which one is best for you. Some have higher doses of caffeine than others so, if you’re more or less caffeine sensitive it’s important you choose one that adheres to that preference. A lot of people don’t take pre-workout everyday because they don’t want their body to rely on it or because they are opposed to the levels of caffeine being in taken within the drinks. That is all personal preference.
Pre-workout does come in different forms, just as the protein powders do. You can find it already bottled and ready to drink, it can come in cans, or you will probably most commonly see it in powder form. With the powder form of pre-workout you are typically getting more for your money and you tend to be getting more of the ingredients per scoop as well. There are tons of pre-workouts on the market that work really well, but they also work very differently for everyone. Knowing how much your body can take or what servings you need to stimulate your body will help you decide which pre-workout is best for you.
My Favorite Pre-Workouts
Psychotic: Psychotic is going to be one of the top pre-workouts over all the ones within this market. This is going to give you more energy than almost any other pre-workout would. I tend to reach for this pre-workout on squat and deadlift days when I need a ton of energy, although I do not take it everyday due to the high levels of stimulants contained within the powder. I definitely would not recommend this to someone who has a low tolerance for caffeine, or to someone who has never used pre-workout before. Aside from that, the flavor of this pre-workout is probably one of my favorites as well. It’s not too strong and doesn’t have much of that “pre-workout taste.” Be careful, it might keep you up all night!! If you want a good laugh, definitely read the reviews for this product.
Hyde: Hyde is a pre-workout that I would take on an everyday basis. This brand is commonly known and used by a lot of people. I really like this pre-workout, it gives me the right amount of energy to get through my workouts but is something that I would recommend to someone who has already been using pre-workout previously.
ESP: This pre-workout has been selling for a while now, but it is new to me. I just recently started using it and I do really like it. The flavor is great (I use watermelon), and it actually does not contain caffeine, which is a plus in my opinion. While using this pre-workout, I definitely get enough energy to get a great workout in, but it won’t keep you up all night.
C4: Probably one of the most commonly known pre-workouts is the C4 brand. There are many different flavors ranging from the typical fruit punch, to strawberry margarita. I would definitely recommend this per workout to someone who has never tried one before. This was the very first pre-workout that I ever tried. It was great then, as it still is now. One thing that some people don’t like, but some people love about this pre-workout is that it contains a large amount of beta alanine, which causes a tingly feeling in the body.