What are Pre-Workouts?
Pre-workout supplements are designed with ingredients such as caffeine, to give you a boost of energy to meet the demands of a high-intensity workout. They are usually taken 30-60 minutes before a workout and offer nutrients that will power your training session. Some supplements also contain creatine, which is scientifically proven to increase physical performance of short-term, high-intensity exercise, such as weightlifting – perfect if you want to smash those PBs.
What are the Benefits of Pre-Workouts?
Taking a pre-workout supplement can give you the fuel needed for a workout, great if you hit the gym early morning or late at night when motivation and energy can be low. They support all training goals, meaning pre-workouts can be taken by anyone regardless of their ambition — from building muscle for a bodybuilding competition, to simply staying fit. They are perfect to be taken alongside post-workout supplements, ensuring the effort and time you put into the gym is not going to waste.
Our Pre-Workout Products
Our range of pre-workouts offer a variety of blends and formulas suitable for any lifestyle or preference — whether that’s wanting a refreshing drink before an hour on the treadmill, or a quick and easy gel sachet to fuel your workout. Our ultra-convenient pre-workout snacks and ready-to-shake drinks have been tailored to help support your individual ambitions.
For a powerful kick-starter to your exercise, try THE Pre-Workout+:
• Boosted by 300mg of caffeine in every serving*
• Supported by vitamins C and B12 to reduce tiredness
• Deliciously refreshing drink
• Features unique PhaseTech technology for optimum ingredient delivery
Or for super-convenient tablet, try our Thermopure Boost:
• Crammed with 194mg of caffeine
• Contains vitamins and minerals including vitamin B6 and chromium
• Perfect to help you to hit the gym day after day
• Caffeine helps to improve concentration and endurance
Why not try our BCAA drink:
• Features 5g of BCAAs*
• Contains 180mg of caffeine*
• Vegetarian and vegan friendly
• With added B vitamins
Still unsure which pre-workout is best for you? Check out our best pre-workout supplements breakdown.
*Nutritional information will vary depending on flavour.
When should I take pre-workouts?
Most pre-workouts should be taken within 30 - 60 minutes of exercise. Bear in mind when you last ate can affect when you start to feel the effects of the pre-workout as that will slow down digestion and absorption.
How long do pre-workouts last?
How long a pre-workout lasts depends on how much caffeine and or other stimulants are within the product. The more stimulant, the longer it will last. Most stimulants sustain their effect in some manner for four to six hours after consumption.
Is it better to take a pre-workout tablet or powder?
A powder may be better if you struggle to adequately hydrate yourself as this will be a passive way to take in more fluid, however the choice really depends on personal preference. Both would have similar effects, however a powder may also provide more rapid effects as it begins to absorb through receptors in the mouth.
How much caffeine should I have pre-workout?
That depends on your tolerance, however research based effective dosages typically range from anywhere between 100 to 300mg a serving. We'd advise starting off on the lower end if you're new to pre-workouts.