Last week I posted on how to beat the no-workout blues, and promised I would post later on my favorite pre-workouts.
It is now later 🙂
There are all kinds of different pre-workouts, and for the most part, I try to keep mine pretty basic.
Some can get pretty crazy with all their additives, stimulants, and whatnot.
In general, I like to avoid supplements containing creatine and any crazy fat burners.
Fat burners, because I don’t like taking anything that forces my body to work in a way different than it’s natural functions. I don’t see any good that can come of it…
And creatine, because I don’t want to retain water or get big muscles 🙂 Some of you men out there might be interested in what creatine has to offer, but I’ll pass.
So… my two favorite pre-workouts are, (Drumroll, please)
Optimum Nutrition AMIN.O ENERGY
The grape flavor is fan-freaking-tastic, it tastes just like grape Pixi-Stix. This pre-workout supplies you with the amino acids your muscles need to rebuild themselves, while also providing a good dose of energy in the form of caffeine. I use this supplement when I’m in the mood to go to the gym, but wish I has a little more energy to get a good workout. I also use this while studying for a quick pick-me-up and help me focus since I have ADD 🙂
Black Market Labs AdrenHERlyn
This pre-workout is one I try not to take as much primarily because it contains raspberry ketones, and I don’t want my body relying on substances such as ketones… I feel like it could mess with my metabolism, ya know? Not that it has been proven, but I’m just not comfortable with it. Anyway, I do like this pre-workout because it gives me the focus and drive to drill through a tough workout without the jitteriness or sick stomach I get from most other pre-workouts.
Do you have a favorite pre-workout for the days when a banana just won’t cut it? I’d love to hear about them!