What is your favorite pre-workout of all time? For me, SuperPump 250 by Gaspari Nutrition was the first pre-workout I tried and I can still remember the insane workouts I had while I was on it. The pumps were insane, the energy and focus was something I never experienced before, and the strength I had was outstanding. I can honestly say I miss this product with all my heart, except for the one side effect – having to rush to the washroom soon after you take it.
When I look back at my experiences with this pre-workout, I always try to figure out the main cause of my amazing workouts. The main things I enjoyed were the pump, the energy, and the strength. So what was the cause of all this? 3 ingredients: Arginine, Creatine, and Caffeine.
Arginine is an amino acid that increases blood vessel size which enhanced blood flow so you can get better pumps and feel that swol feeling that everyone is talking about these days. Furthermore, it increases protein synthesis which helps increase recovery and nutrient delivery. The only negative thing about this amino acid is that in large dosages you might have to run to the washroom…
Creatine is one of the longest tested supplements and is used to get strong! This works by replenishing your creatine phosphate energy system that is engaged during explosive movements. Creatine also helps put on size by volumizing the muscle by helping pull in water to the muscle cells expanding them to tear more muscle fibers and grow more.
Caffeine is used to increase energy and focus and is great if you are ever tired and need to get work done in the gym. I usually work out first thing in the morning and its tough to get out of bed, but when you have a pre-workout by your side with a good amount of caffeine in it, nothing can hold you back from achieving your fitness goals.
SuperPump 250 is long gone, but there are many new pre-workouts that still achieve the same pump, energy and focus, and strength gains. One example is SuperPump Max. The formula in SuperPump Max is a little different. They took the arginine out so now you don’t have to run to the washroom anymore, but guess what, they added in other amino acids, such as L-citrulline, L-carnitine L-Tartrate and BCAAs, that still pump you up to the same effect without having the side effects. Also, in this new SuperPump Max formula they also improved the taste, and you still get the same energy and strength gains.
There are lots of new pre-workouts on the market these days, including new concentrated pre-workouts, but if you are looking for that old school pumping iron pre-workout feeling, try SuperPumpMax. You won’t be disappointed.