Best Pre-Workout Supplements

Going to the gym since I was 15 and using all types of pre-workout goodies since age 24, it's time we had a top ten list of the best brands/products to take before working out... In my opinion of course.
The Top Ten

PAN!C doesn't fill their product with a bunch of sugary, syrupy substances to make it taste better, and it delivers a fantastic pump with the right amount of energy. It has PEA, which is a great mood and focus enhancer.

Works so well! I get a great pump for my workout and energy without feeling jittery. I can still go running afterward, unlike with other pre-workouts where running is impossible for me.

Got this at a local nutrition shop. It was good. Recommended.

2 Jack3d

This is a solid supplement and has been for a while. I've taken it for several cycles. It may or may not contain 1-3 dimethylamylamine, which is a banned substance in drug-tested athletics.

It actually enhances the metabolism of the body as well as energizes the mitochondria of the cell.

3 C4 Extreme

This pre-workout will give you an incredible pump and unbelievable levels of energy. Make sure you take it at least 4 hours before going to bed.

C4 makes me want to stay on the treadmill for an extra 3 miles!

4 Black Powder

The first pre-workout supplement I ever took, and I loved it. The energy level is off the charts. However, the pump doesn't extend throughout the day.

My friend and I used to love this stuff before hitting the weights!

5 SuperPump250

Super Pump has great flavors and doesn't cost too much either. There is a "max" version of this now, which I haven't tried. But if it really is an improvement and not just marketing, it should prove well.


Besides the awful lemonade flavor, N.O. delivers nicely.

7 Xpand

To be honest, this tends to have a little too much niacin in the serving size. Having said that, as long as I didn't wear sweats while working out, this was a solid supplement.

8 Creatine Monohydrate

Creatine is unbeatable. The "secret," however, is to saturate the body with regular doses every day, whether in the gym or not.

Creatine complex, which gives a massive rush of energy.

9 Anarchy

Sheer caffeine and lots of it. If you're looking for an intense form of energy, this is definitely it.

10 Vapor
The Contenders
11 Mr. Hyde

The best pre-workout for someone who has a strong tolerance!

12 The Curse

It is mental. The buzz lasts so long it's amazing.

13 Sugar Free Rockstar

Laugh it up, but if you mix a sugar-free energy drink with creatine and glutamine powder, well, my friends, you have a pre-workout supplement. This is sort of a last resort and is pricey per scoop.

14 Iron Pump (Arnold Series)
15 N.O. Shotgun
16 Vitamin B12

If you don't have access to any other option and are on a tight budget, you can't go wrong with some plain old vitamin intake 30 minutes before a hard workout.

17 White Flood
18 Gat Nitraflex
19 Angel Dust
20 BuckedUp WOKE AF
21 Legion Pulse
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