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Spike Energy Drink


#1

Asked this awhile ago but never got an answer...love the Spike Shooters but going to try the regular 16 oz now. Is it bad to take it as a pre workout? Thoughts?


#2

Short answer: it depends on your tolerance to stimulants. If you’re very sensitive it’s going to make you shake like a crack addict coming down off a 3 day bender and you might just shit yourself in the gym.

If you’re not very sensitive you might not even notice.


#3

The shooters contain 300mg of caffeine. If my memory serves me well, the 16oz version barely surpasses this amount but contains almost twice the amount of liquid.

I don’t know about you, but a stomach full of liquid isn’t my favorite thing while working out. My suggestion is to stick with the shooters.

In regards to taking Spike in general, I really couldn’t make it without the stuff. I wouldn’t recommend it if you don’t absolutely need it; however, I’m just beat when it comes time to lift so I do.


#4

In addition to what’s been said, Spike Shooter contains yohimbine hcl and the other two Spike drinks don’t (they have beta-alanine instead). That may or may not matter to you.

I know that, for me, Spike Shooters are great pre-workout and the larger Spike Energy (formerly Spike Shotgun) is what I often use instead of morning coffee.

But like Ghost so vividly described, you have to know your general caffeine/stimulant tolerance. If you decide to try out the larger Spike Energy, do the half-a-can at first. It’ll be a little smaller “dose” than a full Spike Shooter, but it is a different overall formula so it’s better to play it safe.


#5

Spike with yohimbe is POWERTHIRST

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