Here are my current top choices in the preworkout category.

“Before buying a pre, make sure to read my article on how to make your own preworkout.” – Russ

Pre Jim 2.0 review

1. Pre Jym 2.0

Pre Jym 2.0 is currently the king of preworkouts in terms of active ingredients an.

Of course, everybody knows that guy who claims their preworkout is the best thing ever, but when we break down the ingredients and dosages, Pre Jym 2.0 can legitimately lay claim to the title “best preworkout”.

Sure, it’s on the expensive side.

But when it comes to preworkouts, you really do get what you pay for. My recent 4 star review shows why.

As opposed to the masses of dirt cheap formulas which line the shelves of local supplement stores and underground internet websites, hiding behind proprietary blends and slamming huge dosages of caffeine and beta-alanine with minute dosages of other ingredients, Pre Jym 2.0 gives you all the key ingredients of a top quality preworkout supplement in the dosage levels shown to be most effective for boosting workout performance.

Nutrition breakdown per serving:

  • 300mg caffeine
  • 6g citrulline malate
  • 2g creatine HCL
  • 2g beta-alanine
  • 1.5g betaine

Click here to order it.

ct fletcher sidewalk kraka review

2. Sidewalk Kraka

While Pre Jym can lay claim to the title of “best pre workout” (at least for now), Sidewalk Kraka can be considered the strongest.

Coming out of Iron Addicts Gym, from the mighty CT Fletcher, you’d expect no less.

When CT announced this supplement line in early 2017, many thought it would be a simple cash-in on his name across average products (consider Arnold Schwarzenegger’s partnership with MusclePharm in 2014 as an example). But what arrived was a line-up which can rival anything on the marketplace – and then some.

It also had a very transparent label, with no proprietary blends.

As detailed in my 4 star review (the joint-highest out of all the pre workouts I’ve ever reviewed), there are enough quality ingredients in clinical dosages here to make you stomp around the gym like an angry T-Rex.

Nutrition breakdown per serving:

  • 300mg caffeine
  • 3.2g beta-alanine
  • 1g agmatine
  • 125mg DMHA
  • 200mg N-phenethyl dimethylamine citrate

Click here to order it.

adapt nutrition pre train

3. Adapt Nutrition Pre Train

Following in the footsteps of Pre Jym is the fantastic Pre Train from UK based supplement manufacturers Adapt Nutrition.

I recently dished out a generous 4 star rating for this product, and I don’t do that lightly.

One of the reasons I loved it as much as I did, is that Adapt Nutrition moved away from the traditional proprietary blend approach and listed all of their ingredients in a clear and concise manner.

I’ve always said that if a company has a great formula, it will be used as a selling point, rendering proprietary blends a technique only used by companies trying to hide something from you.

Of course, Pre Train still needed to pack a solid formula if it was going to make the most of it’s direct marketing approach – and it does.

I keep this as my preworkout of choice for clients who perform short HIIT workouts.

That’s because the citrulline content is quite low, meaning it’s not the best choice for long torturous weights sessions, and the caffeine is high enough to give you an immediate kick up the behind.

Nutrition breakdown per serving:

  • 300mg caffeine
  • 1.5g citrulline malate
  • 140mg bitter orange peel
  • 1.5g beta-alanine
  • 1g betaine

Click here to order it.

That wraps up my current preworkout recommendations.

Choose one and get to work.

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