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Pre-Workout Supplements


#1

Are Pre-Workout supplements such as Jack3d, 1M.R., etc. really allow you to lift more weight, faster recovery between sets, and all that good stuff they say they do. I am sure there are some B.S. pre-workout supplements, but from your experiences I would love to find out which ones to purchase, or if I should even waste money on them.


#2

Most are just a lot of sugar, caffeine, maybe some niacin.... anything with NO in it is BS.... I know a few actually have Beta-Alanine in them, which is actually very beneficial (and backed by science).

S


#3

Don't waste your money on them. Try something Surge Workout Fuel. It has Beta Alanine in it, which like Stu said, is beneficial.


#4

Jack 3d does work i'll give it that it has some Beta in it along with creatine but it's main drive is caffine & dimethylamine To be honest i wish i never started using it, i felt great first couple of weeks it seemed to heighten other supplements i was using but it really started screwing with my sleep and my sense of well being only way i can describe the feeling, never exceeded the max that should be used per serv. some people handle stimulants better thasn others.


#5

Surge Workout Fuel is pretty awesome stuff, you can flavour it yourself etc. If you can't order from Biotest, you can find something called SyntaSIZE for a price premium in most supplement stores. Check out the ingredients in it, its non-stimulant like SWF and loaded with BCAAs/Creatine/Beta Alanine and even has a little protein isolate