If you’re looking to take your workouts to the next level, look no further than 2013’s best preworkout supplements. These supplements combine vitamins, amino acids, creatine, caffeine and other powerful stimulants to make your workouts last longer and make you work harder. As a result, you’re going to build bigger muscles in a shorter period of time. These pre-workout supplements are great for adding some extra motivation to your workouts, especially on those days when you don’t feel like hitting the gym. With no further ado, here are 2013’s top pre-workout supplements:
10. Optimum: Amino Energy
Optimum always makes top quality supplements and their amino energy formula is no exception. With an extensive blend of amino acids, caffeine and green tea extract, you’ll have hours of energy for your extreme workouts. Amino energy is the perfect choice for anyone who doesn’t take creatine – as it is creatine-free formula.
Bodybuilding.com rating – 8.8 based on 1,181 reviews
9. BPI Sports: Pump HD
Pump HD is complete with two whole grams of creatine monohydrate, L-ornithine, which is known to boost growth hormone levels, yohimbe for burning fat, tyrosine for improved concentration and their own proprietary blend of wine concentrates. Who knows if the wine concentrates make a difference, but they certainly don’t seem to hurt.
Bodybuilding.com rating – 8.4 based on 560 reviews
8. Top Secret Nutrition: Pump Igniter
Pump Ignitor is new, but it seems to be rocking the preworkout world. With a plethora of potential ingredients to improve strength, endurance and concentration, it seems clear that they’ve come up with a winning formula. Pump Ignitor is unique in that it contains almost 2.5 grams of a nootropic blend that can improve concentration and mood.
Bodybuilding.com rating – 9.1 based on 158 reviews
7. Controlled Labs: White Flood Reborn
White Flood is a simple but effective formula. It contains proven ingredients such as schizandra for increasing energy and vinpocetine to enhance concentration. White Flood is another creatine free option.
Bodybuilding.com rating – 8.8 based on 119 reviews
6. USP Labs: Jack3d Micro
Although not the original formula that made Jack3d a phenomenon, Jack3d Micro is the pre-workout of choice for many bodybuilders. With only a few ingredients, including 3,4-Dihydroxycinnamic Acid (also known as caffeic acid) which can help reduce fatigue, USP Labs has come up with another winner.
Bodybuilding.com rating – 8.5 based on 1,044 reviews
5. VPX: NO Shotgun MHF-1
NO Shotgun MHF-1 isn’t just a preworkout supplement; it also contains 14 grams of protein per serving, essentially making it an all-in-one supplement for bodybuilders. With an extensive list of ingredients, NO Shotgun MHF-1 promises to burn fat, increase power, reduce fatigue and support muscle growth. This blend uses creatine ethyl ester, for those who want to try something other than creatine monohydrate.
Bodybuilding.com rating – 8.7 based on 797 reviews
4. BPI Sports: 1.M.R Powder
When 1.M.R. was first introduced it quickly became one of the most popular pre-workout supplements on the market. Because of its hefty dose of beta-alanine, 1.M.R. helps you avoid lactic acid build up to bang out those extra reps. With unique ingredients such as ginger and schisandra, 1.M.R. rep has set itself apart from the pack.
Bodybuilding.com rating – 8.2 based on 1,792 reviews
3. USPlabs: Jack3d Advanced
USP Labs has made it onto the list twice with Jack3d Advanced – a completely different formula than Jack3d Micro. Although 1,3 dimethylamylamine is no longer used, Jack3d has somehow come up with an equally powerful formula that includes staples like yohimbe and lesser known ingredients like norcoclaurine Hcl.
Bodybuilding.com rating – 9.1 Based on 176 reviews
2. MusclePharm: Assault
MusclePharm has quickly become one of the most recognizable sports supplement brands in the world. Much of that success is due to the intense and highly effective nature of their flagship supplement – Assault. Assault is loaded with B-vitamins and unique ingredients like cinnamon bark extract. There’s a reason Assault has been so popular for so long – It works.
Bodybuilding.com rating – 8.4 based on 3,632 reviews
1. Cellucor: C4 Extreme
C4 Extreme boasts a simple yet amazingly effective formula that includes a form of creatine known as creatine nitrite, which many people experience superior pumps with. In addition, it includes a high does of B-complex and C vitamins, 1 gram of arginine AKG and 1.5 grams of beta alanine. Sometimes simplicity is best and Cellucor’s C4 has proven that point by becoming the #1 most sold preworkout supplement on Bodybuilding.com.
Bodybuilding.com rating – 8.6 based on 2,889 reviews
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