There are lots of different kinds of pre workout formulas out there, many of which have different benefits to them. Such as enhancing strength, speed, stamina and endurance, but what really goes into making a good Pre-Workout? Let’s take a little look at a few ingredients shall we?!
As we all know, most pre-workouts contain some form of caffeine which is believed to stimulate the central nervous system in the same way that adrenaline does, causing the body to increase heart rate, blood flow and blood pressure just like with an animal in the ‘fight or flight’ mode.
Creatine helps supply energy to cells all over the body – in particular, the muscle cells. When taken in supplement form, creatine can be used to produce a large amount of energy very quickly which can have a massive impact on the intensity and power generated in your workout.
Beta Alanine is a naturally occurring amino acid which can work to fight fatigue and counteract any decrease in muscle strength near the end of a workout which will help keep you pumping iron for longer.
Arginine Alpha-Ketogluarate works by increasing blood flow, oxygen transport, and delivery of nutrients to skeletal muscle during resistance training which in turn can have a huge result in muscle size and strength.
You’ll find Dextrose in most pre-workouts to provide immediate energy to the body because it’s absorbed directly into the bloodstream and because Dextrose heads straight to the muscles during a workout.
iBCAA, otherwise known as Instantised Branch Chain Amino Acids are used to help with lean muscle mass and repair. Taking iBCAA pre-workout can help to prevent muscle loss while doing strenuous workouts.
Vitamin B6 can enhance exercise performance and lower blood levels of fatty acid. It is also used to promote the turning of carbohydrates, protein and fats into energy.