Pre workout is something you’d take before exercise to boost and enhance your session. There are two types of this sweet powdered drink in the world, one contains stimulants, the other is a non stim pre workout.
Non stim pre workout contains zero caffeine or other stimulants which are known to get you energised and, lets be honest, a little wired. These ingredients are often found in a pre to help you last longer in your session and to help you push that little bit harder. However, if you use these for too long you may build a tolerance to them and notice you experience mood swings, anxiety and difficulty sleeping.
What’s in a non stim pre workout?
A non stim pre workout will contain ingredients such as:
- Beta-alanine – Improve muscle endurance
- BCAAs – To help with your recovery, muscle gains
- Creatine – To help increase strength
- Nitrate – To help decrease fatigue
- Electrolytes – To reduce muscle cramps
Is a non stim pre workout worth a try?
- If you are sensitive to stimulants
- When you want to boost your workout
- So you don’t crash when the stims wear off
- If you workout in the evening close to bedtime
What are some of the best non stim pre workouts?
VX8 Xtreme is a serious pump enhancer. If you are looking to get ‘swole’ then you’ll like this one. It is a blend of B3, B5 and B12 in addition to amino acids including Creatine, L-Glutamine, Taurine, L-Citrulline and Betaine.
Combined, this mixture will give you focus, energy and a pretty decent pump. To get the most from it you want to be having 1-2 scoops with water 30 minutes before your session. Blue Raspberry is sweet and refreshing.
20-40 servings for £15.99
Bulk Powders – Complete Pump
Complete Pump is a pre workout without any stimulants, perfect for weight training sessions. It contains 6 g L-Citrulline, 5 g Glycerol Monostearate, 3 g AAKG and 3 g OAKG and 3g of creatine.
These ingredients all work to increase your endurance, strength and mental focus, all topped off with a great pump. The ingredients really help you get the most from your session.
Flavours include mixed berry and watermelon.
19 servings for £25.59
The Protein Works – RAZE-Pump
RAZE-Pump is a caffeine and stim free pre workout. Instead the main ingredients are 5g of creatine and 3g Beta Alanine. Creatine is the most well research supplement which has been found to increase energy output. Combine this energy with Beta Alanine. Beta Alanine may help to boost muscle endurance.
Muscular energy + muscular endurance = Great, prolonged workout
RAZE-Pump also contains Arginine-Alpha-Ketoglutarate which helps the body produce nitric oxide and get a great pump. L-Carnitine within this may also help to improve cognitive function.
It’s a really well reviewed product, good flavour – just a little chalky, but the main thing is – it works.
20 servings for £29.99