Pre Workout

A great pre workout is very useful on those days when you don’t feel like training.

The problem is most people can’t tell whether a product is genuinely as great as it’s claiming to be, and they wind up wasting money.

A truly magnificent pre workout should be able to take you from zero-to-Rambo in ten minutes flat.

A poor one will make you feel flatter than a witch’s tit.

So how do you tell a good supplement from a bad one?

You’ve got me for that!

My handy top three list below is regularly updated, and includes what I consider to be the cream of the crop, the products I use and I recommend my clients use before training with me.


redcon1 total war pre workout uk

RedCon1 Total War

With it’s US Military branding on all of it’s products, RedCon1 set itself up as perhaps the most “macho” supplement company to emerge in the last couple of years.

But aside from the gimmick, these products are legit.

Total War is currently the best pre workout available if you are looking for a supplement to support high intensity weight training, i.e. bodybuilding.

You will get an insane pump, a large energy kick, and the ability to force out rep after rep against the agonizing burn which comes with hard training!

That’s because all of the key ingredients in Total War are at clinical doses.

Each serving provides:

  • 6g citrulline malate
  • 3.2g beta-alanine
  • 350mg caffeine
  • 1g taurine
  • 1g agmatine sulfate
  • 150mg juniperus communis



Adapt Nutrition Pre Train V2

If you’re performing shorter workouts, you’ll want to go with Pre Train instead.

Staying away from the traditional approach of going heavy on pump-enhancing ingredients, Adapt Nutrition instead focus on a straightforward energy boost.

This makes it a very useful companion for shorter, HIIT-style workouts.

If you’re performing plenty of high intensity interval training, this is a safe bet as your pre workout, as mentioned in my review here.

The original Pre Train formula packed a lot of punch, and Pre Train V2 builds upon it with a few minor improvements.

Each serving provides:

  • 350mg caffeine
  • 2g beta-alanine


AML Pre Workout

AML Pre Workout

I have a confession to make…

This is actually the best product of the bunch.

AML Pre Workout currently sits on top of the entire pre workout marketplace, head and shoulders above it’s nearest competitor.

The only reason it isn’t number 1 is because it’s not widely available outside of the USA (for now).

In my recent review, AML Pre Workout became the highest rated supplement on the site so far, earning an impressive 4.5/5.

(No mean feat, given how deliberately harsh I am during my reviews!)

Let’s take a look at what makes it soooo good….

First off, it’s the only product to fully dose it’s caffeine. You’ll get a mammoth 400mg inside AML Pre Workout, and you will certainly feel it.

This is the clinical dose for unlocking the positive effects caffeine can have on explosive power output, but most supplement manufacturers dare not go this high.

Combine this with an incredible 8 grams of citrulline malate, and you have the foundation for some insane pumps whie training, too.

You can see all the other key players below, too, but what makes AML Pre Workout special is the stuff they left out.

There is literally zero clutter.

Ingredients like taurine (which counteracts caffeine), BCAAs (which can cause early CNS fatigue), and agmatine (no real research to prove it actually works) are thrown to the wayside and most supplement companies are afraid to do this, because they are all ultra-cheap and enable them to make big claims on the label if they’re inside the product.

It also stays away from exotic stimulants, using caffeine as it’s driving force.

That’s huge news if you compete, because USADA is constantly banning ingredients and throwing products into grey areas regarding competitive sports.

The ingredients are so concise, and so proven, that AML Pre Workout sets itself apart as the pre workout choice for serious athletes.

It won’t make you feel like you want to headbutt a wall (no stimulants). It will simply make you train harder, and that’s what a great pre workout supplement is supposed to do.

Each serving provides:

  • 8g citrulline malate
  • 400mg caffeine
  • 2.5g betaine
  • 5g creatine monohydrate
  • 2g beta-alanine