As any of my long term readers or viewers will know, im not a regular user of pre workout supplements. It’s not that I don’t think they work, I just rarely feel like I need them. Over the years i’ve tried a couple of pre workout supplements, but most of my usage of them have came from getting free samples of pre workouts sent to me, or from conventions. Last year I purchased Dorian Yates NOX Pump and FA Napalm Extreme Pump. I still have these left in my supplement cupboard, and I bought them almost 10 months ago.
That show’s how I regularly I use them. I will however review these supplements at some point. I would recommend the use of a pre workout supplement sporadically, or even cycling them, as opposed to using them daily. This is because you don’t want your body building a resistance to the stimulants in pre workouts, and you don’t want to start feeling like Jesse waiting for his next fix (maybe you do, I won’t judge). The more of a resistance you build, the more you need to get a kick. One scoop turns into 2. 2 scoops turn into 3, and before you know it you’re laying out lines of pre workout all over your kitchen and snorting that shit up for instant satisfaction.
Whilst I definitely wouldn’t recommend a pre workout as an essential supplement, and I wouldn’t recommend them for a new or casual lifter, I would recommend their usage under certain conditions. If you’re diet and training are right, and if you have budget spare and feel like the occasional pick me up, then having a pre workout at your beck and call is always a bonus. The supplement market is flooded with different pre workout supplements.
However taking a closer look at each brand, you’ll find there are a list of common ingredients that appear in each. Taurine, Beta Alanine and caffeine to name a few. Last week I experimented with mixing my own pre workout supplement. Perhaps I could stick a fancy label on it and start charging $39.99 for it? ‘Shreddy’s Secret Pre Workout Sauce’. Im currently taking pre-orders.
Buying these ingredients as bulk powders and mixing them together allows you to mix your own pre workout supplement for as cheap as possible. Cheap supplements such as taurine, creatine, glutamine and bcaa are the cornerstones of many pre workout supplements. So buying them in bulk and mixing them yourself will save you a whole bunch of cashola. I would recommend a bulk supplement supplier such as Go Nutrition, Bodybuilding Warehouse, Pro-10 or Myprotein.
I don’t know about you but im all for making dem monteray gains. Do you mix your own pre workout supplements or do you buy pre workout supplements? Let me know down below! If you’ve got an awesome recipe for a home made pre workout then get in touch and i’ll share it here on the site.