Optimum Nutrition

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 halfway through my session. Most 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. Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Pre-workout has a new formula that doesn’t make you crash.

Optimum Nutrition Pre has:

  • Energy
  • Alertness
  • No crashing
  • Muscle recovery
  • Focus
  • Strength

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!


  • 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, the 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 choice of flavours, and the flavour is essential if you have to drink it every day.


  • Blueberry Lemonade
  • Fruit Punch
  • Green Apple
  • Pineapple
  • Watermelon

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 [sic] 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!

Product rating:

Taste: 9/10 (Pineapple & Green Apple)
Performance: 9/10
Value: 8.5/10 ($1.17 per serve)
Overall: 8.8/10

If you enjoyed reading this post, then check out Optimum Nutrition’s 100% Whey Protein.