Pre-workout supplements are one of the most popular types of product around in the fitness world…and for good reason!
Pre workout products help us really push ourselves during the workout, provide us with focus and a whole lot more (depending on the ingredients).
When it comes to pre-workouts, there are a lot to choose from as we are sure you’ve noticed!
Well, this review will help your decision about the brand new Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Pre Workout a whole lot easier.
We’ve been using this product for a few weeks now, so read on for what we’ve found!
When opening the box which contained the Gold Standard Pre Workout tub, we had a great first impression.
This is clearly a top end product - high quality packaging, a great look and easy to read what’s in it!
So far so good.
What’s In It?
The Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Pre Workout has many ingredients in to benefit from, let’s have a closer look…
- 175 mg caffeine from natural sources
Caffeine contributes to increased alertness and improved concentration
- 3 g creatine monohydrate
Creatine increases physical performance in successive burst of short-term high-intensity exercise.
- Vitamins B1,B3, B5, B6, B12
These B vitamins contribute to normal energy-yielding metabolism
PLUS some ingredients which are really hot at the moment
- 1.5 g beta-alanine
- 1.5 g L-Citrulline
- 375 mg of L-Carnitine
- 250 mg of N-acetyl-L-tyrosine
…so overall, as you can see there are some great ingredients here!
Who Is It For?
The Gold Standard Pre Workout is designed for serious athletes and enthusiasts looking for peak performance in their workouts (e.g a strength workout, competition day or high-intensity sessions).
We had a GREAT workout when using the Gold Standard Pre Workout. After using it for a few weeks, we could definitely tell a difference when using it compared to a workout without.
The focus really helped us push for those extra few reps during tough exercises like squats and the chest press.
If you don’t supplement with beta alanine or creatine, then the Gold Standard Pre Workout is really going to make a difference over time as these two ingredients take full effect when it comes to strength and power (creatine) and muscular endurance (beta alanine).
Taste & Mixability
Taste wise, this product has it sorted! The Watermelon, Fruit Punch and Green Apple flavours are fantastic, easy to drink and quite refreshing - one of the best we've tasted in fact from a pre-workout.
Clumps and insoluble? Not a chance! This-pre workout comes as a fine powder and mixes very easily whether mixed in a glass or in a shaker (we prefer shakers).
After a couple of shakes (or stirs) the powder is dissolved in water and ready to go!
In conclusion the ON Gold Standard Pre Workout has delivered it's promise and we love it.
To get yours make sure you check it out now right here on Monster Supplements.