There are two kinds of people in the gym.
The first kind, might like to enjoy a mild kick to perk them up before hitting the weights. Maybe a cup of coffee and a banana, or a light, healthy, nutrient dense breakfast, consumed 90 minutes before their workout to provide a slow release of natural, sustained energy.
Then there's the second kind of person.
This person likes to attack the gym with more energy than the Energiser Bunny and Duracell Battery combined.
This person wants to feel like a demi-god in the squat rack, supersetting gruelling set after set with hauling lightening bolts at Zeus himself.
This person laughs in the face of "do-not-exceed-1-scoop-in-24-hours" warning labels and drinks a 500ml Red Bull as a night-cap.
Well, if you're the second kind of person, we've got a special treat for you...
Here are ASN's Top 6 Pre Workouts which will help you turn your workouts up to 11, and leave the rest of the gym quivering in fear at the sheer sight of your training ferocity.
(No claims made above are supported by science)
1. Ambush: 2nd Strike - $69.95
This isn't a pre-workout. This is pre warfare.
If you want a supplement that makes a double long macchiato look like infants formula, then strap yourself in for what Ambush: 2nd Strike delivers.
Just by looking at the tub, you know that Recon means business with their latest and greatest pre-workout supplement. I mean, it's available in Jungle Juice flavour for crying out loud, and we all know that nothing goes harder than a night on the Jungle Juice.
Packed with complete doses of all the usual culprits Creatine Monohydrate, Caffeine, Beta Alanine and Agmatine, Ambush gets cranked up with Ampiberry and Oxomine, two trademarked and unique ingredients, capable of declaring war on stored fat cells and releasing an unrelenting force of energy which will allow you to devastate any muscle group which is unlucky enough to be on today's agenda.
This stuff is the bomb.
2. Blackstone Labs Angel Dust V2 - $59.55
As if the original Angel Dust wasn't good enough already, Blackstone Labs upped the ante on the second instalment of their best-selling pre workout powder to deliver a truly insane workout experience to anyone who is game enough to try...
Endurance, Strength, Energy and Pump will be in abundance with each delicious scoop. Guarenteed.
I mean, this stuff isn't "flavoured", it's "cut with" your favourite sweet twist, and as far as we're aware, there aren't many things more hardcore than a mind-boggling pre workout powder which is "cut" with cotton candy...
WARNING: Not for the faint of hearted.
3. LeCheek: Crank! Prototype II - $69.95
Ok let's start with the obvious here. It's got "prototype" in the name, so you know that this ain't for wusses...
We've brought this stuff straight over from the United States, to put a stop to the whole "I take three scoops and feel nothing!" conundrum we hear so much about.
Seriously, this will have you bouncing off the walls harder than a 6 year old who just found out where Mum keeps the Cottee's Red Cordial.
Not only is it a stimulant powerhouse, but it's full dosed with all the ingredients you need for a killer workout.
4. GAT Nitraflex - $59.95
Insane Pumps, Strength and Power? Check.
Quite possibly the most scientifically backed product in our list, Nitraflex isn't messing around.
Each 10g scoop of Nitraflex not only contains a whopping 325mg of caffeine (Just a casual 4 cups of coffee), it's packed to the brim with scientifically proven testosterone boosting and energising ingredients to have your body performing at maximum anabolic capacity.
5. Insane Labz - Psychotic - $59.95
Want more energy than a madman?
By the looks of it, you'd think this stuff gets served for breakfast in the Arkham Asylum.
There's a lot of mystery surrounding the latest release from Insane Labz, and Psychotic is certainly turning a lot of heads. (It would be hard not to, as they've swapped out the shredded-athlete ambassadors for psychopathic clowns and and various monsters).
But one thing we do know for sure, is that this product delivers.
Insane Labz claims that "Psychotic" is not for beginners, with each scoop equal to 3-4 scoops of other pre-workouts on the market, and they're certainly not lying.
Try it if you dare.
6. Cellucor C4 - $44.95
"C4" is a household name when it comes to pre-workouts, and there's a damn good reason why.
Currently sporting its 4th generation, C4 has been refined with precision, research and years of industry experience to deliver one of the best all-round pre workouts on the market today.
Powered by C4's Explosive Energy Blend featuring Tyrosine, Velvet Bean, Caffeine and unique ingredient "TeaCor", Cellucor's flagship pre-workout has been designed to deliver the fastest onset of clean energy on the market, without that nasty post-workout crash.