If you are serious about working out, seeing results, and being in the best shape you can possibly be in, then a pre-workout supplement is a definite must. Even if you are motivated and focused naturally, pre workouts can take you to the next level.
Good pre workout supplements work to boost your mental focus, energize your body, and stimulate intense drive that can only be described as workout rage. Additional benefits can be decreased fatigue, increased endurance, increased strength, and improved nutrient assimilation within the body. Thats a lot of benefits!
The following listing is our top 10 ratings of the best pre-workout supplements – in reverse order of awesomeness.
10. BSN: N.O. Xplode 2.0
BSN’s N.O. Xplode was one of the original muscle building pre workout formulas to hit main stream markets. It effectively works to:
- boost muscle endurance and reduce fatigue
- boost nitric oxide production, muscle fullness, pumps and vascularity
- mental alertness
- powerful energy
9. Infinite Labs: Juggernaut HP
Juggernaut HP has a bunch of unique ingredients, especially for a pre-workout supplement. The ingredients are classified into 3 categories: Advanced Vaso & Adaption Matrix, Cellular Augmentation System, and Intensity and Focus Amplifier. Sound pretty technical? In simple terms, Juggernaut HP is designed to:
Increase Lean Mass, Stimulate Explosive Muscle Power, Increase Muscle Fiber Growth, Prolong the “pump” , Reduce Fatigue, Increase Blood Flow.
8. MuscleTech: NeuroCore
One of the most notable and respectable features of NeuroCore is its no proprietary blend. Thats great. We can see exactly whats inside. And honestly, the formulation is good. All ingredients are where they should be based on clinical standards.
Some of the better ingredients of NeuroCore are beta-alanine, Creatine HCL, L-Citrulline, and Yohimbe. The product provides a decent pump and improved blood circulation. The only downside (possibly considered upside depending on who you are asking) is its excessive amounts of caffeine – which is sure to get you going.
7. BPI Sports: 1.M.R. Powder
1.M.R or 1.More.Rep provides intense “super laser like focus, clarity, and energy.” This product packs a lot of great ingredients into its micro sized serving. You won’t find worthless fillers here. 1.M.R hits you fast and strong, leaving you with nothing but intense tunnel vision desire to lift. Customer ratings from bodybuilding.com put this product at 8.3 out of 10.
6. Cobra Labs: The Curse
The Curse by Cobra Labs offers intense energy and insane drive to lift like never before. The products ingredients are broken up into 3 blends: Energizing Muscle Fuel, Blood Flow Amplifier, and Extreme Mental Focus. Overall reviews from customers are great and its relatively cheap!
5. USPlabs: Jack3d
Jack3d’s claim to faim is its unique ingredient blend that provides clean, focused, jitter and tingle free energy that lasts a long time. Additional benefits include:
- No Sugar or Carbs
- Bloat Free Micro Technology
- Activates Thermogenic Receptors and Stimulates Muscle Pump
Jack3d does not contain any creatine, which is rare for a preworkout supplement and may be beneficial if you are getting your creatine intake elsewhere.
4. Nutrex: Hemo-Rage
This is a no-nonsense intense pre workout guaranteed to get you raging. Never has a product been so deserving of its name. The makers of Hemo-Rage assure 1 scoop is all you need, and from personal experience, this is absolutely true. Besides its intense energy boost, Hemo-Rage utilizes the high quality CreaPure creatine monohydrate.
3. MusclePharm: Assault
MusclePharm uses CreaPure and Con-Cret creatine (micronized creatine HCL). It also provides your BCAA’s in a patent pending 3:1:2 ratio. This essentially helps support natural energy, cell recovery, and muscle mass. Assault has positioned itself as the world’s most studied and researched pre-workout on the market. It contains no banned supplements. No doubt about it, this is a fantastic product.
(DISCONTINUED). Driven Sports: CRAZE
Craze boasts a pure product formulation and no “crappy fillers.” Some what unique to craze is their inclusion of the ingredient citrulline to boost nitric oxide levels and blood flow. Additionaly, Craze works to reduce/prevent lactic acid and muscle fatigue. Overall, Craze has been a huge “craze” and continues to be a top selling product.
Read the full review here.
2. Cellucor: C4 Extreme
Cellucor’s C4 Extreme is one of the all time best selling pre workouts in history. It utilizes patented Creatine Nitrate which dramatically improves absorption and also combines NO3 for boosted vascular pumps. Other ingredients include beta-alanine, arginine, tyrosine, and various energy boosting ingredients… like all good preworkouts should have. This product really combines 3 crucial products into one making it the perfect blend to kick start your workout.
See the full review here.
UPDATED. I haven’t been using Oxypump for long, but my love for it has surpassed C4 and Craze (RIP) and has become my number one pick as best pre-workout. The energy boost is unreal – I can lift noticeably harder and longer. I honestly just feel invincible and completely stoked on life.
Oxypump contains 3 types of creatine (monohydrate, DiCreatine Malate, & Creatine Ethyl Ester) which is great. It also contains 1000 mg of Citrulline Malate – which is responsible for the awesome boost in vascularity. If you have been using the same pre workout for a while, I highly recommend giving Oxypump a try.
As titled, these supplements are the Best 10 Pre Workout Supplements. All are good choices and decisions should be made based of specific needs. Do your research and know what you put into your body.
What Pre-Workout Supplements do you find best? Let us know in the comments below (commenters are automatically entered into our monthly supplement giveaway!).