What are Pre, Intra and Post Workout Supplements?
Pre, intra and post workout supplements are products that are taken before, during or after your workout. All supplements have different purposes, from giving you that all-needed energy boost before your workout to smash your PBs to feeding your muscles with nutrients they need to recover. They can come in a variety of forms, such as tablets and powders — great for any training routine or hectic schedule.
What are the Benefits of Workout Supplements?
Pre-workout supplements can push you to your limits by providing energy-boosting ingredients such as caffeine, which increases endurance capacity and improves concentration.1 Whether you’re running that extra mile on the treadmill or adding another 5kg plate to your barbell, pre-workouts are ideal if you are wanting to make your training session the most intense one yet. Intra-workouts are perfect if you are looking to hit peak performance during your training session and they can help to keep you in the gym for longer, whereas post-workouts are great if you wanting to maximise gains and help your muscles recover.
Our Workout Products
Our extensive product range offers pre, intra and post-workout supplements in a variety of different forms, including tablets, drinks, gels, and powders. If you’re looking for a kick-start before you head to the gym then pre-workout with caffeine is a great option,1 or a post-workout blend of protein and carbs is ideal if you want to nourish your muscles, as protein supports muscle growth2 and carbohydrates support muscle recovery.3
Have a look at THE Pre-Workout+, our premium pre-workout designed to optimise ingredient delivery:
• Features special ingredients AstraGin, BioPerine, VASO6, Alpha-GPC and Huperzine A
• Crammed with caffeine to boost alertness1
• Contains vitamins B12 and C
• Powered by PhaseTech
Try out THE Amino Energy to help you give more to your goals:
• Packed with 7g of amino acids*
• With 3g of BCAAs*
• Delivers 100mg of caffeine*
• Perfect to keep you alert and focused throughout training1
Or check out our All-In-One Perform Blend to replenish nutrients after each and every session:
• Each serving boasts 30g of protein*
• Contains 22g of carbohydrates per serving*
• Features 5g of Creapure*
• Ideal to support muscle growth and recovery2,3
- 1. Caffeine contributes to an increase in endurance performance and increase alertness.
- 2. Protein contributes to the growth and maintenance of muscle mass.
- 3. Carbohydrates contribute to the recovery of normal muscle function (contraction) after highly intensive and/or long-lasting physical exercise leading to muscle fatigue and the depletion of glycogen stores in skeletal muscle.
*Nutritional information will vary depending on flavour.
Do I need to take a pre-workout?
Not necessarily! It may be useful to use if you're feeling tired or if you struggle with motivation to train at certain times!
Do I need to take an intra-workout?
It depends on the type of activity; those performing long duration, endurance exercise, such as running and cycling, may require intra-workout nutrition to sustain performance.
Do I need to take a post-workout?
A post-workout can help optimise your exercise results; whilst no supplement is a necessity, that does not mean that they can't make a significant difference to your performance, recovery and body composition.
Do I need to take all 3?
For virtually everyone a post-workout would be of significant benefit and your first consideration, then pre and intra are dependant on your personal situation and the form of exercise you're doing.
Can I go to the gym on consecutive days?
Of course, however, it's important to follow a structured exercise programme that allows for rest - as this is the time you recover and your body adapts.
What is PhaseTech?
PhaseTech is an advanced ingredient delivery. We’ve taken some of the best, most heavily-researched performance ingredients and combined them with cutting-edge, unique phased-release activation beadlets. This allows for sustained delivery of these performance promoting ingredients over a longer period of time.
What is VASO6?
VASO6 is a patented form of green tea extract that's been clinically proven to increase blood flow, which in turn helps to increase oxygen transport in the body, improving the supply to your muscles.
What is Alpha-GPC?
Alpha-GPC is a choline-containing supplement (the nutritional compound rich in certain foods like eggs) which has been linked to improving cognitive performance as well as spiking growth hormone and increasing power output; all these factors may lead to enhanced performance and recovery.