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Women's Pre-Workout Supplement


#1

My girl is interested in taking a pre-work out supplement, but I didn't think giving her c4 or jack3d (supplements of that sort) would be the best decision...Are there any good supps that would be good for women?? Any help would be great!


#2

What kind of training is she doing?


#3

She is just doing a basic split, chest/bi’s; back/tri’s/shoulders; legs; cardio 3 days a week. She is just wants to have a little more energy and more focus while she is at the gym…she gets bored with it after being there for 20 min.


#4

My first reaction is that if she’s bored, maybe she needs to switch up what she’s doing or learn to focus on the movement…working with a top-notch trainer for a few sessions might help considerably.

That said, I’d keep supplementation basic if she’s just starting out…protein/BCAAs and maybe a cup of coffee. I personally find that anything that boosts energy, like excess caffeine or Power Drive, also boosts distractability if you don’t already have focus.


#5

Like llaw said - keep it basic at first. That being said don’t feel like women need special supplements. Supp companies have made a killing off of women who think they need different products. They take a basic supplement, water it down, slap “For Women” on the bottle and sell it for too much.

If she wants to use a pre-workout give her one. You might adjust the amount based on here size and prior experience with stimulants, but she doesn’t need anything different based on her gender.


#6

Are you sure that she really is interested in a supplement, or is she perhaps not willing to tell you that she is just bored with working out, or worse, else.

Please understand I am not trying to knock you, but based on what you wrote, it seems as if her issue of focus is either lack of a clear training purpose or something outside the gym is bothering her.


#7

I’d agree with the other posters. If she is bored I can’t imagine the training is doing much for her anyways.


#8

just randomly tell her one night she is looking really sexy and toned from all her efforts in the gym…

Also, just so you know…I would usually charge $20 paypal for such a tip…consider yourself blessed…