When you decide to take working out from an occasional source of guilt relief from a pumpkin pie and gravy filled binge; to an almost daily act with purpose and a goal you are going to want to invest in a pre workout supplement
But When it comes to buying pre workout supplements you can go to your local gnc and be pretty quickly overwhelmed by the available selection. Flashy containers ranging from $50-$150 with names like jack3d or NOxplode promising to make you a force in the gym. The problem is that the main ingredient in a lot of these supplements hype and marketing and most people don’t find something that’s safe and effective until after they have wasted hundreds on garbage filler packed powders.
Simplifying pre workout supplements
Pre workouts essentially boil down to 3 main functions.
3.pump (that invincible “swole” feeling after an epic workout)
Sounds pretty simple doesn’t it? The catch is that all of these different product go about different methods to achieve the desired results.most of which turn out to be ineffective or even dangerous.
So let’s take a moment to look at the different gimmicks they will employ to try to fool you out of your hard earned cash.
gimmick #1: proprietary formulas
This nasty trick is used by almost all of the products on shelves today.
How it works: the ingredient “aakg” is a phenomenal pump and motivation ingredient ( more about that later). Shady company A will want to show this ingredient in their ingredient list, but they don’t want to have to pay the premium to put a significant amount of it in their product. The solution? A proprietary blend. Instead of saying aakg: 3 grams. They will say: super pump blend: 3grams (aakg, random filler 1, random filler2)
To the uninitiated these two look the same on the label, while one tells you exactly how much of the ingredient is present, and the other could very well be mostly filler with a dash of the good stuff.
My pre workout of choice is pre workout by Idlife.