Pre-Workouts are essentially amino acid formulas to aid training performance; most having added stimulants as well such as caffeine. Pre-Workouts are designed to be taken before training and are very fast acting. Most take effect within 30 minutes after taking them. Some of the benefits of taking a pre-workout are:
- Increased stamina
- Increased focus
- Higher energy levels
- Higher blood flow/pump, which can aid muscle growth by increasing the amount of stress you can put on your muscles
Other ingredients that may be found in pre-workouts include:
Arginine—converts to nitric oxide in the body
Beta-Alanine—an amino acid that reduces lactic acid build up. (Tingle effect.)
Betaine—a modified amino acid that helps boost muscle strength and power
BCAAs—drive muscle growth, increase energy and stop fatigue
Citrulline Malate—increases energy levels by removing ammonia from the body, reducing fatigue
Creatine—provides the muscles with energy and water
Glycerol—the backbone of primary fats in the diet. It attracts and binds large amounts of fluid to increase pump
Taurine—an amino acid that helps increase muscle endurance and strength
Tyrosine—an amino acid that boosts energy, mood, and mental focus by producing hormones and neurotransmitters that can boost intensity during workouts.
Some of our top selling pre-workouts include:
- Cellucor C4
- Nutrex Outrage
- APN Intense
- Next Generation GAME ON
- Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Pre-Workout
Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) refers to three of the most important amino acids that are good for building and repairing muscle tissue. These three main amino acids are:
BCAAs are responsible for protein synthesis which is the body’s process of building protein, which essentially means to build muscle.
Some of the BCAA formulas come with added electrolytes to keep the body hydrated.
It is important to ingest BCAAs on a daily basis.
To recap, BCAA supplements are:
- Quickly absorbed
- Great for muscle fibre synthesis and repair
- Easy to consume by simply adding to water
- Good energy booster
- Good for keeping the body hydrated
Some of our top BCAA supplements are:
We advise speaking to our sports nutritionists prior to taking pre-workouts and BCAA supplements. Our friendly staff are always here to help. (Tel 1800 630 261 or email firstname.lastname@example.org)