Most of us have a routine before going to the gym, mentally preparing us to go and make the most of the time we have there. Do you take any form of pre-workout? I know people have different preferences from coffee to red bull to a stack of their own concoction. I prefer a good stim based pre workout and have tried a few different ones lately.
The quick review here is of Applied Nutrition’s All Black Everything (ABE). I was recommended this when I went to my local Protein Superstore as I prefer a stim based pre workout. I was conservative on my first use and took one scoop and it kicked in within approximately 10 minutes. It had that infamous Beta Alanine itch. Now some people love that sensation (I’m one of them) and others can’t abide it. I soon progressed to 2 scoops and found that the right amount to give me that kick and be ready to smash my workout and in the main I had really tough and gruelling sessions that I was able to keep pushing through. It tasted quite nice but I keep my water volume fairly low when mixing, I don’t tend go over 300ml. You will need to trial and error to see what works for you but initially I recommend following the advice on the label.
I would recommend ABE if you have experienced stim based pre-workouts before but if you haven’t I would suggest on trying something a little less potent and building up to ABE. ABE tended to last for about 30 minutes and that, for me, was enough to get me right into my workout. Just don’t take it too early as it will kick in before you’ve even warmed up – the instructions on the tub were accurate for me. See the above image for the nutritional information.
What pre workout would you recommend? Got any samples let me know!