Pre-Workout Pick Me Up

Why do so many athletes down a caffeinated drink before training? You'll get a variety of different answers in the gym, but the science behind this practice is rock solid. A study undertaken at the University of Illinois and published in the International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism found that caffeine helps dull the perception of pain. This makes you think the training is easier, so the blunted pain sensation allows you to exercise harder.

The Bigger Picture: Caffeine has become so popular with performance athletes that the International Olympic Committee removed it from their list of banned substances. If it's good enough for world record holders, it's worth putting to the test with your training routine. Tip: Couple your caffeine with some serious N.O. activation and see how it pumps up your workout.
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Oct 21, 2012
This is the best pre workout i have ever used. Period. I was so focused on working out like never before and it lasted the whole workout, best pre workout ever!