The 10 Best Selling Pre-Workout Supplements As Of 2014

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Hey everybody! Here are 10 of the best pre-workout supplements as of this year – 2014. Over the course of 2013, we saw a number of new supplements come out as well as a handful being re-released with new formulas like Assault & 1.M.R. (One More Rep).

How did I make this list?
took the best sellers lists from 5 online stores (Amazon, Bodybuilding, etc…)
worked out the supplements average positions
put them into order & created this list for you and me to enjoy

Pre Force Review, By All Force Nutrition

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Ratings

9

Energy

9

Focus

9

Stamina

8

Taste

First off, I’d just like to give a big thanks to the people at All Force for giving me this sample to review for you guys. Thanks a lot!

Energy

The energy that Pre Force gave me was quite strong, though I felt it gradually rise over the course of 30 minutes. I’d prefer a smooth rise in energy, over it kicking in instantaneously to give me some time to get to the gym, and not having to endure a somewhat awkward feeling car ride – especially if there’s traffic. I should also mention here that it does have some Beta Alanine, the stuff that came make your skin tingle/itch. I found it to be the perfect amount, where I could just barely feel some tingles going on to let me know it was working – and not enough to make it uncomfortable.

Focus

After looking over the ingredients, I wasn’t surprised by the amount big hit of tunnel vision it gave me. Definitely one of the stronger PWO's in this category. In my opinion, this is the biggest perk you get from any pre-workout supplement, keeps your mind focused on what you need to.

Stamina

I’m happy to report that the energy Pre Force gave me lasted all throughout the workout and beyond. No crash followed after my workout, possibly because the caffeine they use is derived from green tea instead of the recently popular caffeine anhydrous.

Taste

Flavor:Tropical Berry

I was a little worried when I first open up the sample pack and it smelled something like a spicy fruit and vegetable concoction, but I was pleasantly surprised to find it tastes quite good. Not overly sweet which is a nice change from most pre-workout supplements. Mixability A after using Iron pump for the last week, I can say that it mixes pretty well. I’ve never been left with a nasty tasting residue at the bottom of my cup which is a nice. Optimum Nutritions new pre-workout called PRE was terrible for this…tasted liked chemicals.

Overall

Pre Force is an impressive and powerful pre-workout supplement that can be used by body builders, and both high and low intensity athlete's. I can’t say I’d recommend it to someone completely new to pre-workout supplements, but if you have a little experience with them you should be fine. The most useful things to take away from this review are:

  • High energy, with gradual rise
  • Great boost in mental focus
  • Energy lasted throughout a gruelling chest & back workout without a crash following
  • Very strong ingredient profile, easily meets & industry standards and maybe higher
If Pre Force sounds like something you’d like to try, currently the only place you can find it online is All Force's website at All Force Nutrition.com and use the Promo Code: USA for a special 25% off discount.

Thanks for reading! I hope you found this useful. Do you have your own experience to share? Please do in the comments below!

Adding Lean Muscle Mass – Part 2

How to add lean muscle mass, part 2
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not a single act but a habit.”

You want to put on some lean size? Guess what, it’s going to take some patience, and it’s also going to take more food than you are currently eating … (in most cases, I should note).

Take your bodyweight (BW) and multiply it by 15. This is now you’re starting point for your caloric intake. Next step is to translate that caloric intake into a 40:40:20 ratio (carbs:proteins:fats) and establish a new menu of 6 meals a day.

Head hurt yet? Let me show you an example:

If a guy weighs 200lbs, he is going to eat 3000 calories (200 x 15 = 3000). 40% of those calories are going to be carbohydrates, 40% are going to be proteins, and 20% are going to be fats. This means he is going to eat 1200 calories of carbohydrate, 1200 calories of protein, and 600 calories of fat per day. Broken down even further among 6 meals a day this is equivalent to 200 calories of carbohydrate per meal, 200 calories of protein, and 100 calories of fat per meal.

From here, you play the waiting game. You eat the same macros and calories every single day for 7 days and monitor your weight. It should first of all stabilize to the point that you are within a pound or two of yourself everyday, and then slowly it will start to climb:

If your weight starts to drop: add an additional 250 calories to your menu and eat according to that new caloric range for a period of 5 days. If it drops again, add an additional 250 calories, and keep repeating as long as your weight is dropping.

If your weight starts to spike: remove 250 calories from your menu and eat according to that new caloric range for a period of 5 days. If it spikes again, remove an additional 250 calories, and keep repeating as long as your weight is dropping.

So what do you really want? The idea is to get you to a point where you are eating and training very consistently, and you are putting on an average of 0.25 to 0.5 lbs a week. If you are gaining more than that, it is likely fat. If you’re weight is staying the same, then hopefully your body composition is changing and you are adding muscle and losing some fat. Either way, it’s all about Establishing Variables and STICKING TO THEM! Make SUBTLE changes as you go, but all in all, it is a game of patience. Even at 0.25lbs a week you are talking 12-13 pounds of muscle a year. Repeat that process a few times are you are going to maintain a very lean, very muscular, and REALLY strong frame.

Honestly? There’s a bit more to it than what is in this article. You also need to consider clean food choices, possibly a different macronutrient ratio, some dietary enzymes, supplements, etc… But! If you are consistent, you track your food, train hard, and act patiently, then you are going to be successful.

Guest Post By: Joshua Neufeld from Training with Special Needs.com

How To Add Lean Muscle Mass | Part 1

How To Add Lean Muscle Mass Man

Guest Post with Josh Neufeld, Certified Personal Trainer


Let’s be serious … chances are if you are a point where you are online looking for the Best Pre-Workout Supplements then you are likely at a stage in your training where you are already exercising regularly, but are wanting to really pack on a few pounds of lean mass! You’re fairly seasoned to the weight room; however, how close of attention are you paying to your food?

“Abs are made in the kitchen.”

Heard that before? Likely … But! You don’t just want a nice six-pack, you also want to fill out a few more t-shirts and get the thighs in your pants a little snugger. Well! Guess what? You’re only building muscle when you feed it the necessary energy. In order for us to add “mass” to our frame, without compromising on composition, there needs to be not only the right amount of macronutrients coming in, but also the right types and in the correct quantities.

Here’s What’s Next: You’re going to grab a journal and write down your food for five days (this is going to include a minimum of three lifting days and two rest days. At which point you’re going to calculate a few things:

  • How many calories per day was I taking in?
  • What ratios were my carbs/fats/proteins coming in?
  • How many meals a day was I taking in?
  • What has my bodyweight been doing the past five days?

Complete the first step, and wait for the second part of this article where I am going to tell you what to fix.

Guest Post By: Joshua Neufeld from Training with Special Needs.com


Until next time! A big thank you to the author of our guest post Josh Neufeld. If you have any questions up to this point, ask using the comments section below. Cheers! – Mark


Arnold Iron Pump Pre-Workout, Full Review

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Ratings

8

Energy

9

Focus

8

Stamina

9

Taste

Energy

The energy that I received from Iron Pump wasn’t quite as strong as a number of other pre-workout supplements I have tried. That being said, the ride up and down was quite smooth without any jittery feeling beforehand or crash following my workout. For harder or longer lasting workouts, I like to use the kind of pre-workout that has a bit more kick so I feel really amped before I start going, but for a standard workout this would be great.

Focus

The focus that Iron pump gave me, I must say was pretty damn good. This can in part be attributed to the caffeine involved, but I am quite certain that there really isn’t all that much (they don’t give an exact amount). I say that because if there was a lot of caffeine, I would have been feeling Continue reading »