The Power Pre Workout, also known as the Russian pre workout, is a high stim pre workout supplement from Badass Labz. It has been hyped up by Uncle Eddie for the last several months and is finally available from Muscle Players.[Read more…]
Pre Workout Reviews
Find the best pre workouts reviewed for their potency and value. Pre workouts are highlighted for their strength, inclusion of special ingredients, and overall value. If you're tired of wasting money on ineffective pre workouts, check out our recommended pre workouts below.
Recommended Pre Workouts
- Apollon Nutrition - Hooligan (Best overall strength with a clean ingredient list)
- Apollon Nutrition - Assassin (Strongest pre workout, contains ingredients banned from many competitive sports)
- Metabolic Nutrition - ESP Extreme Pre Workout (Best Value Pre Workout)
You can also check out our round up lists:
- Best Pre Workouts
- Strongest Pre Workouts
- Best DMAA Pre Workout
- Best DMHA Pre Workout
- Best Pre Workout for PUMPS
- Safe Pre Workouts
- Best Caffeine Free Pre Workout (Stim Free Pre Workout)
- Best Pre Workout for Beginners
- Best Pre Workout without Creatine
- Best Pre Workout for Women
For the latest pre workout reviews, please see the posts below.
God of Rage is an extreme pre workout manufactured by Centurion Labz. God of Rage has been around for a few years now and has been reformulated several times. While older versions included DMAA, this version contains DMHA as Juglans Regia Extract. It also contains Eria Jarensis, Theobromine, and Hordenine – earning attention from fans of high stim pre workout supplements.[Read more…]
Pre Kaged is a pre workout supplement made by Kaged Muscle. It’s a well-rounded pre workout, offering a wide variety of ingredients including caffeine, creatine HCL, BCAAs, and L-Citrulline.
Kaged Muscle was nice enough to send me a tub to test out and review.[Read more…]
ESP Extreme is a pre workout supplement made by Metabolic Nutrition. It is known for its incredibly high caffeine content, unique multi-scoop dosage system, and absence of pump ingredients.
Muscle Factory SC was kind enough to send me a tub to try out and review for you all, so let’s get to it.[Read more…]
Cannibal Ferox pre workout is a high stim pre workout supplement from Chaos & Pain. It’s known for its massive 450 mg dosage of caffeine, along with novel ingredients like Mucuna Pruriens and Theophylline.
Chaos & Pain was nice enough to send me a tub to review for you all.
In short: it definitely hits. I’ll be adding this one to my personal rotation.[Read more…]
Pre workout is an interesting supplement category because there are so many different ways that manufacturers approach formulation. There’s a nearly endless list of various ingredients that can be found in pre workout supplements, including creatine.[Read more…]
Pre workout brings a lot of sensations to mind: energy, focus, happiness, and for some, itchiness.
This itchiness or tingling sensation on the skin is called paraesthesia. It is caused by a pre workout ingredient called beta alanine. And although this tingling sensation is perfectly harmless and usually only lasts about 15 to 20 minutes, it can still be undesirable for some people.[Read more…]
Pre Workout FAQs
Below you’ll find some of the most frequently asked questions about pre workout supplements.
Is pre workout bad for you?
Because the type of ingredients in pre workouts varies, it is impossible to provide a one size fits all answer. There are certainly safe pre workouts that are fine to take as recommended for most healthy individuals. Some of the more extreme pre workouts contain stimulants that can cause unwanted side effects and can build a tolerance if taken too frequently, which can result in negative withdrawal effects. However, just a little research from reading pre workout reviews can make it much easier to find a pre workout that is right for you.
What effects does pre workout achieve?
Pre workouts are usually taken to improve energy levels, increase blood flow, and enhance focus during a workout. The main difference between various pre workout supplements is how much they emphasize these effects. Some are mostly focused on blood flow (aka “the pump”) while others focus on boosting energy for long workouts. This is why doing some pre workout research before making a purchase is important.
Is pre workout right for me?
Pre workout may be worth considering after you have tracked your diet and sleep for several weeks and are still having issues with completing your workouts. At that point, some extra caffeine may be a good place to start when seeking supplementation. Lift Vault’s list of safe pre workouts is a good place to start if you’re a beginner.
What are the best pre workouts?
If you ask 10 people this question, you’ll likely get 10 different answers. It really is a personal decision that depends on what kind of effects an individual is seeking. With that said, Lift Vault has compiled a list of its favorite pre workouts for different occasions, including pre workouts without banned substances, pre workouts with banned substances, pre workouts with excellent value, and pre workouts without caffeine.