Best Pre Workout

The best pre workout supplements give you that extra “umph” to power through your toughest sessions, break down those mental blocks, and motivate you through your training. 

If you’re looking for motivation to get up and moving, energy to push through, or that extra boost, a pre workout supplement could be your new best friend.

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BEST PRE WORKOUT

Pre-workout supplements are designed to energize workouts, increase mental clarity, and help you push through your toughest sessions. 


Whether you’re looking for the best pre-workout for men, the best pre-workout for women, weight loss, running, etc. the key lies in the ingredients. 

WHAT IS PRE WORKOUT?

Pre-workout supplements, otherwise known as “pre-workout” or “pre” are typically powdered products comprised of multi-ingredient formulas designed to:

  • Improve Athletic Performance 
  • Increase Intensity 
  • Improve Maximum Output 
  • Boost Energy Levels 
  • Improve Focus 

Athletes and gym-goers alike use the best pre-workout supplements to get the most out of each training session. Pre-workout supplements are designed to help you push through workouts by increasing training intensity, increasing maximum output and volume, and giving you the extra energy and focus you need to get power through those sessions 

WHEN TO TAKE PRE WORKOUT

Hence the name, pre-workout supplements are designed to be consumed 20-30 minutes before your workout. 


Supplementing with pre-workout will send energy to your muscles, support your time to fatigue, improve oxygen utilization, and provide your body with sustained energy to complete your workout. 

HOW TO USE PRE WORKOUT

Pre-workout supplements come in a variety of different forms - designed for preference and convenience. 

Although powdered formulas are the most popular, each variation comes with its own purpose and convenience. 

PRE Workout Powder: 
  • Mix one serving of your pre-workout with 8-10 oz. of cold water. 
  • Drink 20-30 minutes before your training session. 
PRE Workout Powder “Dry Scoop”:
  • Dry scoop your pre-workout powder by scooping one serving from your pre-workout jar, empty it into your mouth, and wash it down with a sip of water. 
  • The “dry scoop” is ideal for athletes that also drink an intra workout supplement so that they are not full of liquid during their workout. 
PRE Workout Energy Chews: 
  • Ideal for times that you’re on the go and forget your pre-workout powder at home.
  • Energy chews usually come in single-serving packages in a range of fruit flavors. 
PRE Workout Capsules: 
  • Take one serving with 8-10 oz. of your drink of choice. 
Ready to Drink: 
  • Similar to energy chews, pre-workout energy drinks are also convenient when you’re on the go. 
  • Energy drinks come in single servings and can be bought at local convenience stores or even in your gym’s cafe area. 
  • Energy drinks come in a range of fruit flavors. 

SHOULD I USE A PRE WORKOUT

With the variety of pre-workout supplements on the market, athletes of all walks of life can use pre-workout supplements. 

Whether you’re a plant-based athlete, a runner, a power-lifter, or a weekend warrior, there’s a pre-workout supplement ideal for your training style. 

BEST PRE WORKOUT INGREDIENTS

NATURAL CAFFEINE 

What is natural caffeine? 

Yerba Mate and Green Tea are two of the most popular choices for natural and clean caffeine. Both herbal teas, Yerba Mate and Green Tea have been studied to improve brain functions while improving cardiovascular systems. 

Yerba Mate helps to boost energy, improve mental focus, and enhance physical performance. 

Green tea improves brain functions, increases metabolism and fat burned, and supports cardiovascular systems. 

The best benefits of natural caffeine is the clean, sustained energy that they provide. 

ADAPTOGENS 

Cordyceps, Reishi, King Trumpet, Shitake, Lion’s Mane, and Turkey Tail are the best adaptogenic mushrooms to support your training.


Clinically proven to improve oxygen utilization, reduce blood lactate levels and increase time to fatigue, adaptogenic mushrooms can improve your aerobic capacity, increase endurance, and leave you with sustained energy to power through your workouts. 

CARBOHYDRATES 

Carbohydrates often get a bad rap -- but did you know that carbohydrates are the body’s most preferred source of energy to increase metabolism and send energy to your muscles. 


Smart carbohydrates, such as Palatinose which is derived from beets, can provide your body with sustained energy without spiking your blood glucose levels. 

MCT

Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) are concentrated fats that deliver a much faster source of energy than most fats and have numerous health benefits. 


In addition to a sustained energy source without a crash and jitters, many athletes use MCTs to support mental clarity and sharpness. The key to MCTs being able to act as a sustained energy source is the fact that they require minimal steps to convert into caloric energy in the form of Ketones.


Ketones are one of the brain's two primary energy sources, and also a key source of ATP energy which your muscles use for fuel.

TURMERIC

Typically used for culinary purposes, turmeric has been gaining popularity in the supplement industry. Known for its vibrant color, turmeric benefits also include boosting exercise performance and muscle recovery. 


Turmeric helps to support your joints and reduce inflammation that can be caused by high-intensity exercise. Packed with antioxidants, pre-workouts that contain turmeric help you get a head start on your recovery. 


Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, has also been shown to support cardiovascular systems, reduce muscle damage, increase antioxidant capacities, and improve exercise performance.

BEST NATURAL PRE WORKOUT 

Natural pre-workout and natural energy supplements are made up of clean ingredients like Green Tea, Yerba Mate, and Ginseng, which are consumed to give you long-lasting energy without the crash and jitters that are typically contributed to artificial or stimulant-based pre-workouts. 


A natural pre-workout, such as ATH PRE, is known to take a different approach to the traditionally high stimulant-based pre-workouts that have saturated the market. 


Athletes and individuals alike that are looking for stimulant-free pre-workouts should look for a natural pre-workout that has clean caffeine, adaptogens, and high-quality carbohydrates. 

ATH PRE 2.0 BENEFITS

  • Natural Caffeine 

  • Added Adaptogens

  • Sustained Energy 

  • Increased Endurance 

  • Improved Mental Clarity and Focus 

  • NO Crash, Jitters, or Itch 

BEST PRE WORKOUT FOR RUNNING 

The best pre-workout supplements for runners should include ingredients that match their goals - endurance, mental focus, and VO2 max support. 

Non-stimulant pre-workout supplements are ideal for runners because instead of a “pump”, runners need a pre-workout that will give them mental clarity, improved endurance, and cardiovascular support. 

Look for these ingredients: 
  • Natural Caffeine - Look for Yerba Mate and Green Tea for clean and sustained energy. 
  • Carbohydrates - Palatinose, a smart carbohydrate sourced from beets to provide fuel to your muscles. 
  • Adaptogens - Cordyceps, Reishi, King Trumpet, Shitake, Lion’s Mane, and Turkey Tail are the best adaptogenic mushrooms to support VO2 Max Support and mental clarity. 
  • Turmeric - Supports healthy joints and reduces inflammation to support a runner’s lifestyle and kickstart recovery. 

BEST PRE WORKOUT FOR WEIGHT LOSS

The best pre-workout supplements for individuals looking to lose weight should contain natural caffeine and other ingredients that will help increase energy, boost metabolism, and support anaerobic capacities. 

Remember that losing weight = being in a caloric deficit, but pre-workouts can help aid your training. 

Natural pre-workouts typically contain herbs that have been used in traditional medicine for centuries to aid in weight loss and boost metabolism.

Look for these natural caffeine herbal ingredients: 

  • Green Tea - Contains natural substances like caffeine and epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) that have been shown to improve exercise, aid in fat burning, and improve metabolism. 
  • Yerba Mate - Also a natural substance, Yerba Mate increases energy levels, boosts metabolism, and uses stored fat as fuel for energy -- which aids in overall weight loss. 
  • Ginseng - Used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine, ginseng increases weight loss, delays fat absorption, and alters the way fat is formed.

A natural pre-workout that contains Green Tea, Yerba Mate, and Ginseng is the ideal pre-workout supplement for weight loss.

BEST PRE WORKOUT FOR PUMP

The best pre-workout supplements for a pump, are typically stimulant-based formulas that contain ingredients to increase your body’s nitrate oxide production. These ingredients, L-citrulline, L-arginine, and Betanine are the top ingredients found to give you that “pump”. 

Together, L-citrulline, L-arginine, and Betanine help to dilate your blood vessels and increase the amount of blood flow to your muscles, hence the “pump”. 

Look for stimulant pre-workout formulas with these ingredients: 
  • L-citrulline: 6-8 grams
  • L-arginine 3-6 grams 
  • Betaine 2.5 grams 

On the downside, stimulant-based pre-workouts known for their pump effects also have the reputation of giving athletes a feeling of itchiness (which comes from beta-alanine), a jittery feeling (which comes from high amounts of caffeine), and a crash (which also comes from high amounts of caffeine and your body’s adrenal glands being blocked). 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHEN TO TAKE PRE WORKOUT?

PRE is designed to be consumed 30 minutes prior to training.

HOW MUCH CAFFEINE IS IN PRE WORKOUT

ATH PRE 2.0 has 100mg of naturally occurring caffeine from Green Tea and Yerba Mate per serving.

HOW MANY TIMES A DAY CAN I TAKE PRE WORKOUT?

Due to the caffeine makeup, we recommended supplementing with no more than two servings per day. 

IS PRE SAFE FOR CHILDREN?

We do not recommend PRE for children, due to caffeine. We recommend you consult with your pediatrician.

IS ATH PRE 2.0 3RD PARTY TESTED FOR BANNED SUBSTANCES? 

Yes! Our PRE is BSCG certified and tested for banned substances.

The BSCG Certified Drug Free® program provides assurance that dietary supplements, natural products, cosmetics, medical devices, or other products are free of banned substances and other drug contaminants that can lead to health concerns or positive drug tests. As part of the program, finished product batches are tested for drugs on the WADA Prohibited List and other banned substance lists in sport as well as prescription, over-the-counter, and illicit drugs not banned in sport.

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