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Pre-workout is a great way to get an extra edge in your workouts. Its ingredients can give you an extra boost of energy (caffeine), expand your blood vessels (L-citrulline), and increase muscular endurance (beta alanine).
Unfortunately, pre workout can also get a bad reputation because many suppliers will jack up the price, add lots of unnecessary filler ingredients, and basically just make up a lot of BS special ingredients that either don’t do anything or aren’t even dosed properly.
To get around this you can either make your own preworkout or checkout the list of Amazon Prime’s most effective pre workouts below. You’ll be killing long workouts and crushing PRs in no time.
What Makes an Effective Pre Workout?
The below pre workouts were chosen for two reasons:
- Effective dosing of caffeine, beta alanine, and L-citrulline (or similar ingredients).
- Clearly labeling doses of the above ingredients, not relying upon mysterious “proprietary blends” that make it impossible to understand what’s going into the pre workout.
- Some of the below pre workouts still have some proprietary blends, but they don’t hide the most important ingredients in them.
The latest research supports the following pre-workout ingredient doses:
- Caffeine – 200mg
- Beta Alanine – 4 grams
- L-citrulline – 8 grams
So ideally your pre workout will meet those doses, but in reality a pre workout will often have enough (or more than enough) of one ingredient (usually caffeine) and may skimp on the beta alanine or L-citrulline.
Legion Pulse is one of the few pre-workout supplements on Amazon that meets or exceeds these recommended doses for all three ingredients.
Best Pre Workout on Amazon Prime
- Legion Pulse Pre Workout
- Vintage Blast Pre Workout
- Tier 1+ Pre Workout
- MusclePharm Assault Black Pre Workout
- C4 Ultimate Pre Workout
Legion Pulse has a caffeine-free pre workout too!
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