I too follow this route frequently. Personally, I enjoy the 'cracked out' feeling occasionally but on the days I don't wanted to be stim'd out of my mind or know I need to get to sleep early, I'll sometimes just mix up a couple packets of 4C Green Tea mix in my water bottle. Great focus, a little caffeine and a nice boost to get you through the workout. Throw in 5g or so of BCAA's and it's hard to beat.
right now i use a mt dew or NOS and a caff pill..in the past i made my own:
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i called it Placebo when people asked what it was, lol- it got to be a PIA to make it all the time though.
I've done this type of thing before too & thought it worked out pretty good. If you give it a shot, I'd recommend holding onto an old container & appropriately sized scoop so you can mix all the ingredients together like a standard powder/supplement you buy. For the most part, it's pretty easy to portion out the ingredients correctly because they have a pre-sized scoop. If not, find the product's bulk density & determine the dose from there. Once you have that, scale up so you can make 5,10 or more servings at once.
May give that a try. Most of the commercial stuff has too many things I can't pronounce.caffiene
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At 54 I need to keep my heart rate down below 160 but like the energy boost of pre-workouts.
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Epic from LG Siences is a great preworkout it gives me great energy focus and intensity for and through my workout. Also it's cool that is liquid you can either dilute in water or take a shot of it. There is a lot if good preworkouts out there but this one works really well for me.
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ConDense would be a good choice. Only 200mg of caffeine per scoop.
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Focus XT is very good too.
i just got a tub of muscle marinade for 50% off at vit shoppe- so far i like it. usually i have to add a pill or something to these prework outs, but not this one.
I've tried em all: no explode, this pump, that pump, beta this and that. Nothing worked well and made my heart race and chest feel tight. Was always out of breath. What works for me is...
Nothing! Maybe a small gulp of coffee but honestly try not taking anything pre workout.
I have started using OxyElite Pro, seems to work well--Not a "drink"