Pre-Workout Supplements FAQS
Pre-workout supplements refer to any kind of health, fitness or nutritional supplement that is intended to be taken before you start your workout. This can include a range of nutritional supplements including Thermogenics, BCAAs and Creatine, as well as prepared pre-workout supplements which combine numerous ingredients into a single, convenient form.
Pre-workout supplements are intended to provide your body with the nutrition and energy it needs to get through an intense workout session, any time of day. The benefits they provide depend upon the specific ingredients and nutritional supplements involved. Most trainers choose to take pre-workouts to prepare their body for a heavy workout and ensure their body is well-supported before, during and after each session.
Pre-workouts are incredibly popular in the training and fitness world. Creatine, for example, is considered to be a pre-workout supplement and, next to whey protein, it’s probably the most widely-consumed training supplement on the market. Like any other nutritional supplement, pre-workouts are perfectly healthy when consumed according to instructions as part of a balanced diet and active lifestyle.
When we call them a pre-workout, we mean pre-workout. As a general rule, it’s a good idea to take your pre-workout at least half an hour before you start training, and no more than an hour before. Some pre-workouts, such as BCAA drinks, are appropriate to mix at the start of your workout and sip gradually throughout your session.
Pre-workout supplements include a wide range of nutritional and fitness supplements, each with their own particular function and intended use. Speaking very broadly, they generally contain ingredients and nutrients intended for use before your workout so you’re prepared for a heavy session, and they come in drink, powder, pill and capsule form.
There are a wide range of pre-workout supplements on the Bulk™ online store. The most common pre-workout supplements that we sell include Thermogenics, Branched Chain Amino Acid supplements, vitamins such as B Vitamins, Caffeine and Taurine. Several types of amino acid are also popular as pre-workout supplements, such as Glycine, L Arginine and Leucine.
Pre-workouts are intended to be taken before your workout, and they’re intended to last throughout your workout, however intense. How long each specific pre-workout supplement lasts depends on the specific ingredients and the way it is taken, but as a general rule, pre-workouts are intended to last between 3 to 6 hours.
There’s no major difference between pre-workout powders vs. tablets; it mostly comes down to personal preference. The biggest distinction comes down to the form itself. Pre-workout powders are normally dissolved in water and drunk, meaning your body will be able to more quickly absorb them. Tablets, on the other hand, may take a little longer for your body to absorb, but they’re great if you don’t like the taste of pre-workouts.
The best pre-workout products
Our best selling, fundamental pre-workout formula, our Complete Pre-Workout powder provides all the essential nutrients you need to prepare for a workout, and no unnecessary extras. Complete Pre-Workout is a simple, effective pre-workout drink that prepares you to push harder through every set – and it’s available in four mouth-watering flavours, so you’ll be ready to go, every single session.
Part of our Pro™ Series of nutritional supplements, ELEVATE™ is the very best pre-workout supplement from Bulk™ – and it’s also the top rated by our customers. ELEVATE™ contains 11 potently-dosed pre-workout ingredients including Vitargo®, ActiNOS™ and BioPerine, all dosed at optimal levels, with total transparency so you know exactly how you’re fuelling your body. Put simply, it’s the best pre-workout money can buy – bar none.
Complete Pre-Workout Advanced
Pre-Workout™ ADVANCED builds on our original pre-workout formula, upping the dosages of key ingredients, with a few added extras. This supercharged, concentrated version of our hugely popular Pre-workout™ formula comes with increased levels of beta alanine and citrulline malate, plus added vitamin B6. Ideal for any serious trainer who wants a little extra boost before each session.