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The Best Pre Workout Supplements in 2015

Updated on June 20, 2015

Bodybuilding Supplement Guide

Choosing the best pre-workout supplements in 2015 an important part of what it takes to build muscle and gain strength. They ensure that you are going to the gym determined, pumped and ready and they increase your alertness, help you maintain a strong pump, they reduce fatigue during workouts and they help to speed up your recovery after working out. Often times speeding up recovery time is overlooked but when it comes down to it, it means that by recovering faster - you are also going to build muscle a lot faster.

Most pre-workout supplements contain very similar ingredients, Creatine, Arginine, Beta-alanine and Nitric Oxide. All four of these ingredients are essential when it comes to getting the most out of your workouts, increasing muscle growth and I guarantee that you will notice the difference the first time you use a pre-workout supplement that contains all four ingredients.

  • Creatine - is naturally produced in our body already, in fact steak contains a small amount of creatine as well as other meats. But supplementing with creatine will help when it comes to nutrient delivery to the muscles at times when they need it most. It supports massive muscle growth, and best of all its natural.
  • L-Arginine - Arginine is really important and it it supports healthy oxygen flow to the muscles as well as being a vasodilator. Being a vasodilator basically means that it helps your blood vessels to expand in a natural and healthy way in order to support additional blood flow to fuel your muscles during workouts.
  • Beta-Alanine - is a nutrient that naturally occurs in your body. It is a type of amino acid and research has shown that it increases endurances and decreases your vulnerability to getting burned out at the gym or fatigued. When supplementing with beta-alanine you can expect to workout harder, longer and have more explosive pumps at the gym.
  • Nitric Oxide - This is by far one of my favorite supplements to take, it naturally exists in our body as well and its in most pre-workout supplements. Nitric oxide is something that our bodies need to maintain healthy blood flow, and when you supplement with it your endurance increases because your circulation is working more efficiently. When supplementing with nitric oxide you will notice that you don't get fatigued as quickly when your working out at the gym - and that's because its helping you pump blood to your muscles more efficiently and its pumping oxygen to fuel your muscles at a more efficient rate. I have tried many different nitric oxide supplements and many of them made me a happy customer, in that I was able to workout harder than I would be if I wasn't supplementing with nitric oxide.

Most Popular Pre-Workout Supplements in 2012

Here is a short list of pre-workout supplements that are getting the best reviews, they are also some of the best selling pre-workout supplements for building muscle on the market. I have tried many of these supplements and so have my friends and I can say for the most part I was happy with all of them. If you are sensitive to caffeine, try to choose a supplement that does not have an obscene amount of it - because ultimately I notice the biggest pumps with the creatine, nitric oxide and the arginine. The combination of those 3 nutrients helps your body keep the blood flowing at an optimal level which will help to prevent fatigue during your workout.

That Being Said, Here Are The Most Popular Pre-Workout Supplements

  • Cellucor c4 Extreme
  • MusclePharm Assault
  • USPlabs Jack3d
  • NaNO Vapor by MuscleTech - I am personally using this supplement now. I love it!
  • N.O.-XPLOD by BSN

Many of these supplements have the same ingredients, I know it may seem overwhelming to choose. But you will find that many of the supplements are similar except for the fact that they vary in the amount of caffeine and arginine. Personally my preference is to choose supplements that do not have too much caffeine. As you see the list of pre-workout supplements above, the top of the list generally has supplements that contain more caffeine and the supplement on the bottom called N.O.- XPLOD has a reasonable amount of caffeine, but at the same time it does produce incredible pumps in the gym that will help you break your plateau and increase strength and vascularity.


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      SagaSphere 4 years ago

      I'm a big Nano-vapor fan as well. The old formula was ridiculous, the new is a little toned down but still does the job. No other pre workout heats you up nearly as much!

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      Stuart 5 years ago from Santa Barbara, CA

      I will speak to a professional regarding what supplements will help to increase stamina... Thank you for the comment and the motivation

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      Karla Iverson 5 years ago from Oregon

      Good info. Thanks. These supplements are very similar to the ones I use for the chronic fatigue side of Fibromyalgia. So I'll be trying these. I'd love to see a hub from you on purely increasing stamina, whether or not it's for a workout.