So I've been an avid reader of this forum for months now and have learned so much about PH's and the correct way to do a cycle.
I've looked through so many pre-workouts and absolutely sick of the "proprietary blends". So I ordered some essential ingredients to start concocting my own pre-workout drink.
Stats (if needed)
Fairly consistent at 9-11% BF
My goals are to shred up and pack on a few more LBS of muscle. I really enjoy being in the gym so I typically find myself there 6 days a week. I spent the last 6 years competing in MMA, Muay thai and boxing so my body leaned out tremendously (I fought from 168-174lbs) from the old frame I used to carry of 200+lbs. Now I have a torn ACL and growing into a real job so I'm back to hittin' the weights! Ok enough about the background and junk, lets get to the good stuff.
I have the tools to measure down to 10mg accurately.
I did some research on BCAA's in a pre workout and don't see a point to it unless it's intra-workout. But I have a tub of them for just that. My whey protein supps should give me an adequate supply throughout the day.
Caffeine Powder 100%
L- Free Form Amino
*Will cycle 2WK/1WK
With the amount ordered (Roughly 200 FULL servings for everything but caffeine and creatine, those are close to 800-1k servings) I spent $91.00 shipped to my door.
My main questions are:
What would be an ESSENTIAL addition to this mix?
What would you recommend dosage wise to get the full potential benefits?
Who else has tried this? Did you find it worthwhile for the cost savings/product enhancement?
I appreciate the feedback/help and apologies if I posted in the wrong section.