Top 10 Best Pre Workouts

top 10 best pre workouts

Overview

Everybody wants to know what the top 10 best pre workouts are so they can choose accordingly. Pre-workout supplements vary in their formulas, flavours and many other factors. Some contain 400mg of caffeine per serve to those that contain no stimulants at all. With all these different options, it can be difficult to actually make a decision. For this reason, we have written this article which features our 10 best pre-workout supplements. There are many variables to this but we have taken all things into consideration with these selections. We are going to be diving in on the details about these pre-workouts from flavours to what you should feel and even feeling you if there is enough beta alanine in the formula to give you the tingles. So, what are the best pre-workout supplements? Read ahead to find out!

The TOP 10 Best Pre Workouts

Ghost Legend

Background

This is nothing short of a crowd pleaser and it one of the biggest selling pre-workout supplements on our shelves. Ghost Legend is one of the tastiest pre-workouts on the market. It comes in a range of flavours, including official collaborations with Warhead and Welch’s. Legend is also a pre-workout that falls into a moderate range of caffeine, so it will still definitely provide you with a boost of energy without leaving you feel over stimulated.

Effects

Ghost Legend is a very well-rounded formula that will boost energy levels and enhance muscle pumps. There are a huge number of people that choose Legend to support their workout goals and that is because the formula is well suited to the majority of users. Ghost Legend does contain beta alanine, so you may experience some tingles when taking this pre-workout. If you are using this product you can expect increased energy, mental clarity and awesome muscle endurance.

How to Use

Mix 1 scoop of Ghost Legend with 250-400ml of cold water and consume 30 minutes prior to exercise. This product can be stacked with Ghost Pump for an epic pre-gym formula. It can also be used alongside other products from Ghost such as Amino, BCAA or Burn. It is important to remember that these are sports supplements and therefore should be included as part of a healthy diet.

Conclusion

Ghost Legend is a great pre-workout to try if you are new to taking pre-workout but are a frequent user of caffeine through drinking coffee or energy drinks. It is a lovely combination of ingredients that will provide energy, endurance and pump. Many pre-workout supplements that are loaded with ingredients tend to suffer when it comes to taste, but not Ghost Legend. If you want a consistent performing pre-workout that will taste amazing, this is a great choice. Ghost Legend will always rank in the top 10 best pre workouts when asked buy regular supplement users.

Redcon1 Total War

Background

If you have used pre-workout before, chances are you have heard of Redcon1 Total War as it is one of the best pre-workout supplements in the entire world. It comes in a huge range of flavours, including limited edition variants that get released several times per year. Total War contains clinical doses of all its active ingredients including beta alanine and citrulline malate. When it comes to pre-workout supplements, Total War really is the one of the finest.

Effects

Total War is another moderate strength pre-workout which is perfect for a lot of people. When taking this product, you can expect a reduction in muscle fatigue, increased energy and great pumps. More focus will be put on your working muscles and an overall improvement in workout performance. Due to the fact that Total War does contain beta alanine, you may feel some tingles when using this product. The right pre-workout supplement is different for everyone however Total War will definitely get the job done!

How to Use

Mix 1 scoop (14.7g) of Total War pre-workout with 250-500ml of ice cold water. Consume this around 30-60 minutes prior to your training session. This product can be used alongside other products from Redcon1 such as Cluster Bomb, Tango, Grunt and Big Noise. It is important to remember that these are sports supplements and therefore should be included as part of a healthy diet.

Conclusion

As stated, Total War really is one of the best pre-workout supplements on the market. We would recommend it for the majority of people to be used a pre-workout formula. It does not matter what your goal is, Total War is truly in the top 10 best pre workouts of all time.

Axe & Sledge Seventh Gear

Background

Seventh Gear from Axe & Sledge is a powerful pre-workout that is bound to give you an epic boost prior. This product is less tailored towards muscle pumps and more suited to people looking for a big energy hit. Seventh Gear is perfect for a large range of athletes and suits hard workouts in the gym. What makes this pre-workout supplement even better is that it comes in an epic range of flavours!

Effects

When using Seventh Gear you might notice that the muscle pump is not quite as good as other pre-workout supplements. However the energy it provides is incredible, resulting in some pretty epic muscular endurance. Axe & Sledge wanted to a make a formula that was more focused on boosting energy to get you ready. Seventh Gear does still boast a full 3.2g serve of beta alanine, so depending on your tolerance, you may experience some tingles.

How to Use

Consume Seventh Gear 15-30 minutes prior to training with 200 to 500ml of water. Stack with The Grind EAA’s for a comprehensive pre-intra workout formula or Hydraulic for the full blown pump/stimulant combo. If you are wanting to stack this product with a different stimulant-based pre-workout, we would recommend using half a serving. If you want to add some more pump ingredients to this product, amino acids like citrulline malate and agmatine sulfate can be purchased in raw form and added.

Conclusion

Seventh Gear is one of those pre-workouts that is an absolute picnic for anyone who loves stimulants. If you are not caffeine sensitive and you aren’t generally fussed by pump ingredients in your pre-workout product, this is a great selection. If you are looking for the best pre-workout when it comes to hard-hitting energy, this is certainly the pick. For the high stimulant users, Seventh Gear will always finish high in the top 10 best pre workouts category.

JD Nutraceuticals Altered State

Background

Some people may ask “do pre-workout supplements even work?” Those people have clearly never tried Altered State by JD Nutraceuticals. This product boasts one of the most comprehensive formulas and it has no weak points. JDN also try to cut down on artificial sweeteners where they can by using more natural alternatives. Whether you are looking for increased energy, great pumps or enhanced focus, this formula has it all. It doesn’t matter what your goals might be, this product is perfect for all fitness goals.

Effects

This is undoubtedly a strong pre-workout, so first and foremost you will experience a long lasting boost of energy. Altered State contains plenty of pump ingredients which aim to increase blood flow and increase nitric oxide levels. High blood pressure is normally something that we do not want however when training, this means we can get more blood, nutrients and oxygen to our muscles, reducing muscle cramps. Finally, it also has a good dose of beta alanine, which results in improved endurance in your workouts.

How to Use

Mix a full serve (16g) of JD Nutraceuticals Altered State V2.0 with 200-300ml of cold water. Consume this around 30 minutes prior to exercise. If you prefer a sweeter tasting beverage, use less water however if you find the taste too strong, this product can be diluted by adding more fluid. Due to Altered State being quite a powerful pre-workout, we also recommend to avoid consuming on an empty stomach. This product is one of the strongest pre-workout products on the market. Pregnant women and users sensitive caffeine should be cautious if using Altered State.

Conclusion

If you are a fairly experienced pre-workout user, this really is one of the best formulas on the market. It would not be suitable for first time users of pre-workouts or those sensitive to stimulants. The serving size can also be halved to suit caffeine tolerance levels. It is very difficult to narrow down the top 10 best pre workouts, even from this top 10, however Altered State is certainly in the conversation.

EHPLabs Pride Pre-Workout

Background

The building blocks of a great pre-workout rest on how much thought has been put into the formula. Pride Pre-Workout from EHPLabs is one of the most thoughtful formulas on the market. This product contains a 5 staged caffeine matrix to ensure long-lasting energy with no crash. This combination is all but guaranteed to maximise your workout performance.

Effects

The caffeine matrix in this particular pre-workout contains 5 different types which all breakdown at different rates. This was done in order to give the user a long-lasting burst of energy and also mitigate the chance of the user experiencing a “crash” from the pre-workout. Pre-workout products also rarely contain a legitimate EAA blend so you should notice better muscle strength and overall recovery. Pride Pre-Workout does not contain any beta alanine, so you should not experience any tingles when using this product.

How to Use

Mix 1 scoop of EHPLabs Pride Pre-Workout with 250-300mls of cold water, 15-30 minutes prior to physical training. This product can be used alongside other products from EHP Labs such as Beyond BCAA and Crea-8 (creatine monohydrate). This pre-workout is a popular choice for athletes like footballers as it provides long-lasting energy with no crash. If you did want to experience some tingles with this product you can try adding your own beta alanine. Raw amino acids like beta alanine can be purchased from Power Supps!

Conclusion

Sports nutrition continues to become more sophisticated and Pride Pre-Workout is certainly an example of this. It doesn’t matter if your goal is muscle gain, weight loss or sports performance, this product is a fantastic choice. It also comes in a great range of flavours so you can trust that it will taste great! Pride ranks very highly in the top 10 best pre workouts due to its very specific and advanced formula.

Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Pre Advanced

Background

When it comes to letting science and research guide the design of a pre-workout formula, Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Pre Advanced is a perfect example of this. This product contains 300mg of caffeine per serve plus a full clinical dose of all the main active ingredients. It also has a full 5g serve of creatine monohydrate which is rare these days. Pre Advanced comes in 3 different flavours, all of which mix perfectly and taste incredible. ON also take great pride in having relationships with third party testing companies which have evaluated this product for quality and safety.

Effects

As mentioned, every scoop of this pre-workout powder contains a stack of high-quality ingredients. This product contains 6g of citrulline malate which is more than enough to boost nitric oxide levels in the body. It also features a clinical dose of beta alanine which will assist with endurance and might give the tingles.

How to Use

Mix a full serve (20g) of ON Gold Standard Pre Advanced with 200-300ml of cold water. Consume this around 30 minutes prior to exercise. If you prefer a sweeter tasting beverage, use less water however if you find the taste too strong, this product can be diluted by adding more fluid.

Conclusion

If the studies on sports supplements had to rate their best pre-workout, this product would certainly be in the mix. If you are looking for a pre-workout supplement that contains a simple but effective formula, here it is! With the third party testing and all round standards, this product simply can not be left out of the top 10 best pre workouts.

Axe & Sledge Hydraulic

Background

This product is the most popular stim-free pre-workout that we sell at Power Supps. A pre-workout supplement that is devoid of caffeine may seem pointless however people often forget about the ingredients that assist with increasing blood flow, endurance and focus, all of which are still present in Hydraulic. Some manufacturers try to fill out their pre-workout powder with low-quality ingredients like branched chain amino acids, vitamin C and other ingredients which do nothing else in a pre-workout other than increase the size of the scoop. Hydraulic however contains the best ingredients on the market which can boost exercise performance without the need for caffeine.

Effects

Our customers always report that they cannot believe how alert and energetic they feel when they have a full serving of Hydraulic. Despite the absence of any stimulants, this pre-workout supplement still gives the user a great sense of energy and focus. If you are looking for a good pump, Hydraulic is a great choice because it has a huge number of ingredients which increase nitric oxide levels and promote a bigger, better pump. Hydraulic does contain a moderate amount of beta alanine, so depending on your sensitivity, you may feel some tingles.

How to Use

Mix 1-2 scoops (10g/20g) of Axe & Sledge Hydraulic with 300-400ml of cold water. Consume this around 30 minutes prior to your workout. If you prefer a sweeter tasting beverage, this product can be made sweeter by simply using less water and alternatively, if the flavour is too strong for your liking, you can dilute it by adding more water. Hydraulic can also be stacked with Ignition Switch for a moderate strength formula. If you are chasing maximum pump and stimulants, combine Hydraulic with Seventh Gear from Axe & Sledge.

Conclusion

When we talk about the top 10 best pre workouts in the stimulant-free category, Hydraulic is usually one of the names that is floated around. That is because it is of the highest quality when it comes to flavours, mix-ability and pre-workout ingredients. Spending money on supplements can be risky but if you are looking for a stim-free pre-workout that ticks all the boxex, Hydraulic is money well spent!

Inspired DVT8 BBD

Background

BBD is fairly new to our shelves however it is quickly gaining favour among our customers. It is one of best options for anyone looking for a hard-hitting pre-workout supplement. It contains a good whack of stimulants but still also features clinical doses of the key ingredients that we love to see in a pre-workout. This is a great thing to see because sometimes manufacturers can get carried away with the caffeine content and forget about pump, endurance and focus. Another cool fact about this product is that it is available in a blue raspberry flavour known as Electric Blue, which is exclusively available at Power Supps.

Effects

This is another pre-workout supplement that will tick all the boxes when it comes to performance. There is 375mg of caffeine which is bound to increase energy and help you feel alert. The 6g of citrulline malate will enhance blood flow to working muscles as it’s a precursor to nitric oxide. Each scoop of this pre-workout powder also contains 3.2g of beta alanine. Users may experience some tingles but you will also get some great muscle endurance during your sessions.

How to Use

Mix 1 scoop (14.8g) of Inspired Nutraceuticals BDD with 400mls of cold water, 15-30 minutes prior to physical training. If you prefer a sweeter tasting beverage, use less water however if you find the taste too strong, this product can be diluted by adding more fluid. This is a high stimulant product that is only recommended for experienced supplement users.

Conclusion

BBD is certainly one of the top 10 best pre workouts on our shelves. It is well suited to any hard-working, experienced pre-workout users regardless of weight gain or weight loss. Obviously we are a bit bias, but we think the Electric Blue flavour of this product will knock your socks off. If that doesn’t sound appealing to you, they have 6 other flavours that you can choose from.

Staunch Koala Freak 2.0

Background

This is the high-stimulant pre-workout from Calum Von Moger’s supplement company. Koala Freak 2.0 packs a huge punch which will have you feeling fired up for each and every session. Koala Freak also continues to prove popular amongst our customers because it has an epic range of flavours, including a Mystery flavour if you are feeling super adventurous.

Effects

Straight off the bat, you are going to notice a huge boost of energy from this product due to the fact that it boasts 360mg of caffeine. It also has a great combination of pump ingredients, including 6g of citrulline malate which will result in some skin-splitting pumps. As with most pre-workouts, Koala Freak 2.0 does contain beta alanine so you may experience some tingles from using this product.

How to Use

Mix 1 scoop (15g) of Staunch Koala Freak 2.0 with 200-300ml of cold water and consume around 30 minutes prior to your workout. If you prefer a sweeter tasting beverage, use less water however if you find the taste too strong, this product can be diluted by adding more fluid.

Conclusion

If you are looking for a hard-hitting formula that ticks all the boxes when it comes to stims, pump and focus, Koala Freak 2.0 would be a superb choice. It doesn’t matter if your goal is muscle gain for weight loss, this pre-workout will be a winner! Koala Freak has always been in the top 10 best pre workouts at Power Supps, we just wish we could get more stock!

Max’s Betapump Compound X

Background

Max’s are one of Australia’s most trusted supplement companies and they have been churning out awesome products for a very long time. Betapump Compound X is the newest formulation from their labs and it is a huge hit amongst our regular customers. Max’s are well renowned for always nailing their flavour profiles and this product is no different with great options like Rainbow Candy and Grape Grenade.

Effects

One thing that the old and new formula of Betapump from Max’s share is that they are both extremely well-balanced formulas. You should notice a good energy boost as there is a solid dose of caffeine in there however the generous doses of citrulline should also make for an epic pump. Max’s also like to go hard on the nootropics so laser-sharp focus should also be present when you take this pre-workout.

How to Use

Take about 20 – 30 minutes before workout. For beginner or intermediate level trainers start with a half serve of 7.5g. Mix one scoop filled to the line in 500ml of cold water. For more advanced trainers who regularly use supplements, take a full serve 15g. Mix two scoops filled to the line in 400ml of cold water.

Conclusion

It is not hard to sell customers on Max’s Betapump Compound X and you can see why. A complete formula with no holes, awesome flavours and a very reasonable price, it practically sells itself. Even with the constant formula changes, Max’s Compound X has always rated high in the top 10 best pre workouts.

Summary of the Top 10 Best Pre Workouts

So there you have it, we couldn’t narrow down to just one “best pre-workout” but when you have as many options as we have at Power Supps, that would simply be impossible. We hope this article has given you some valuable information on some great products. We are confident that you will be much better informed the next time you need a pre workout and feel free to shoot us your thoughts about our top 10 best pre workouts article.

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