I’m forever testing out new pre workouts because I am never happy with them. Sometimes I receive a big buzz that affects my anxiety, and I can’t calm down and other times I get a surge of energy and then crash half way through my session. The majority of athletes depend on pre workout to smash through a gym session, but to find the right one for your body and to cater for the intensity of your gym session is hard.
What I look for in a pre-workout is:
- No crashing
- Muscle recovery
The chances of experiencing all those points in a pre workout are slim. However, the good news is Optimum Nutrition has developed a new formula for their pre-workout, which incorporates all the points and having tried this product for the last few weeks, I can safely say I have found a pre-workout that works wonders and allows you to continue with your day because you don’t crash!
What are the specifics?
- 375 mg of Acetyl-L-Carnitine HCI – is weight loss and mental alertness
- 250 mg of N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine – essential amino acids to help repair your body
- Muscle Matrix including 25 mg of AstraGIN – enhances the absorption of the ingredients
- CarnoSyn Beta-Alanine – helps muscle recovery, endurance, strength and performance
Gold Standard Pre-Workout is illicit substance free, but still works great! Try it for yourself at Mass Nutrition or if you’re a Sunshine Coast local like me, Mass Nutrition Mooloolaba and Kawana is the place to be.
Joshua Watkin, owner of Mass Nutrition Mooloolaba and Kawana, says: “ON Gold Pre is suitable for all users of pre workouts. Dosed with moderate amounts of Caffeine, Creatine Monohydrate, Beta Alanine & Citrulline Malate. This leaves users with Good energy levels, increased Strength and Vasodilation.”
Most pre workouts have a minimal selection of flavours, and the flavour is essential if you have to drink it every day. Optimum Nutrition offers:
- Blueberry Lemonade
- Fruit Punch
- Green Apple
Personally, I like the pineapple and green apple, both flavours explode in your mouth and taste amazing!
Many people don’t enjoy the tingling feeling, but with Optimum Nutrition’s pre-workout, the tingles are not overwhelming, and your energy levels are always at peak with no crashing.
“Great choice for Beginners looking for there first pre-workout,” he says.
I recommend getting your hands on a tub of this and experience a new and improved gym session. For 30 servings Mass Nutrition sells this for $34.95, which is a great price because it works out to be $1.17 a serving. Bargain!
Taste: 9/10 (Pineapple & Green Apple)
Value: 8.5/10 ($1.17 per serve)