The Benefits of a Natural Pre Workout and How to Choose One
The number one benefit of a natural pre workout supplement is that it's made with natural ingredients for a cleaner supplement that you can trust.
Pre workout formulas have taken the supplement world by storm, making it hard to find a formula that's right for you. Brands are trying to beat out their competition by adding exorbitant amounts of caffeine to their formulas and marketing their products as "high energy", but more and more caffeine is not the answer.
Our tip to you, is to go natural.
Find a supplement that uses:
- Natural Ingredients
- Natural Caffeine
- Smart Carbohydrates
- Zero Artificial Flavors
- Zero Artificial Colors
- Zero Artificial ANYTHING
THE BENEFITS OF A NATURAL PRE WORKOUT
Aside from being clean, good for you, and not giving you the jitters, anxiety, or palpations that'll make you think twice about that double scoop of artificial pixie dust you just took, natural pre workout formulas have a lot to offer.
- Supports Sustained Energy
- Improves Mental Clarity and Cognitive Functions
- Increases VO2 Max
- Improves Metabolism and Blood Flow
Typically made with natural caffeine, herbs, and other plant-based ingredients, natural pre workout supplements support your training, endurance, and physical performance.
THE BEST NATURAL PRE WORKOUT INGREDIENTS
- Natural Caffeine
- Plant-Based BCAAs
- Smart Carbohydrates
- Beetroot Powder
Green tea, Yerba Mate, coffee, and cacao are all sources of natural caffeine.
Caffeine is a main component of pre workout supplements that is clinically proven to:
- Increase Alertness and Focus
- Reduce Fatigue
- Boost Energy
- Increase Exercise Performance
Yerba Mate and Green Tea are two of the most popular choices for natural and clean caffeine. Both herbal teas, Yerba Mate and Green Tea have been studied to improve brain functions while improving cardiovascular systems.
Yerba Mate helps to boost energy, improve mental focus, and enhance physical performance.
Green tea improves brain functions, increases metabolism and fat burned, and supports cardiovascular systems by dilating blood vessels to increase blood flow to muscles.
Branch amino acids (BCAAs) provide the building blocks for protein synthesis. They are essential, meaning that your body doesn't naturally produce them and they must be ingested through your diet.
InsAminos are plant-based BCAAs that are quickly absorbed to support your muscles during and after training.
BCAAs consist of:
Leucine is responsible for boosting muscle protein synthesis and increasing muscle growth.
Isoleucine increases energy levels and improves muscle recovery after strenuous training.
Valine promotes muscle growth while repairing damaged muscle tissue fibers and regulating blood sugar levels.
Taking BCAAs prior to training lowers the body's production of serotonin, the hormone that induces fatigue. By doing so, BCAAs delay muscle fatigue during training so that you can crush each session day in and day out.
Adaptogens are traditional mushrooms that are taking the pre workout market by storm.
- Lion's Mane
These adaptogens help your body to adjust to physical, biological, and chemical stress.
In the case of pre workouts, they help your mind and body push through the most strenuous training sessions.
Cordyceps improve oxygen utilization, increase ATP levels, support your VO2 Max, and boost mental functions to improve overall athletic performance.
Studies have shown that cordyceps improve athletic performance by increasing the body’s production of adenosine triphosphate, ATP, your muscles preferred energy source. By increasing ATP levels, your body improves oxygen utilization and supports your VO2 Max.
High in antioxidants, Chaga boosts the immune system by lowering blood sugar levels and reducing long-term inflammation.
Maitake strengthens cognitive systems by improving memory, focus, and mood while reducing inflammation and boosting the immune system.
Lion’s Mane supports the production of NFG and myelin, both of which are crucial to supporting cognitive functions and brain health.
Carbohydrates = Energy
They increase energy production in the body and help you endure more during workouts.
Studies have shown that taking carbohydrates before a workout session increases glycogen which leads to increased endurance.
But most supplements brands use table sugar as a carbohydrate source...mehh.
When buying a natural pre workout supplement, look for a smart carbohydrate like Palatinose - a slow release sugar derived from beets that improves fat oxidation and increases endurance.
- Improve Fat Oxidation
- Improve Endurance
- Provide Sustained Energy
- Don't Spike Blood Glucose Levels
Ditch the sugar and opt for a smarter carbohydrate to train smarter and longer.
Chances are you've seen beetroot powder being used by endurance athletes to elevate their training and increase their endurance.
Beets are high in nitrates that gets converted into nitric oxide -> which dilates blood vessels -> which improves circulation -> which helps cardiovascular systems to improve endurance and exercise performance.
Also known for their versatile nutritional value, beets contain high levels of Vitamins A and C, as well as iron and fiber.
Together, these nutrients help the body perform more efficiently so that your muscles require less oxygen which in turn increases endurance and stamina.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF TAKING PRE WORKOUT?
- Sustained Energy
- Improved Mental Focus and Clarity
- Improved Performance
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF ATH SPORT PRE OG?
PRE OG naturally energizes workouts, increases endurance, improves mental clarity, and provides clean, sustained energy to help you power through your workouts.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF ATH SPORT PRE 2.0?
PRE 2.0 was formulated to naturally energize your workouts, increase endurance, improve mental clarity, and provide clean, sustained energy to help you power through your workouts.
PRE 2.0 improves oxygen utilization, reduces blood lactate levels, improves fat oxidation, increases metabolic functions, enhances physical capacity, increases time to fatigue, and supports joints by reducing inflammation.
WHEN AND HOW TO USE PRE 2.0?
We recommend mixing 1 scoop of PRE 2.0 with 8-10oz. of ice cold water in your shaker 20-30 minutes before training.
WHAT SUPPLEMENTS CAN I TAKE WITH PRE 2.0?
We recommend stacking PRE 2.0 with our BCAA, Creatine, and Shroom supplements.
BCAAs are the perfect intra-workout drink to support muscle recovery, prevent loss of muscle mass, and boost protein synthesis.
Creatine regenerates ATP levels and increases muscle energy.
Shrooms improve mental functions, improve oxygen utilization, delay the onset of fatigue, boost athletic performance, and increase ATP production.
HOW MUCH CAFFEINE IS IN PRE 2.0?
PRE 2.0 has 100mg of naturally occurring caffeine from Green Tea and Yerba Mate per serving.
Due to the caffeine content, we recommend limiting yourself to no more than 2 servings per day.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PRE 2.0 AND PRE OG?
PRE 2.0 is a spin-off of our original formula. We’ve replaced the original formula’s natural cane sugar with Palatinose, a smart carbohydrate derived from beets.
Also included in the 2.0 formula are a variety of blends to improve your endurance, VO2 Max, and time to fatigue.
IS PRE 2.0 3RD PARTY TESTED FOR BANNED SUBSTANCES?
Yes! Our PRE is BSCG certified and tested for banned substances.
The BSCG Certified Drug Free® program provides assurance that dietary supplements, natural products, cosmetics, medical devices, or other products are free of banned substances and other drug contaminants that can lead to health concerns or positive drug tests. As part of the program, finished product batches are tested for drugs on the WADA Prohibited List and other banned substance lists in sport as well as prescription, over-the-counter, and illicit drugs not banned in sport.
The BSCG Certified Drug Free® program offers drug testing security to athletes and professionals across the spectrum of WADA, NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, WNBA, PGA, LPGA, MLS, CFL, ATP, WTA, FIFA, FINA, AFL, NRL, NASCAR, UFC, CrossFit, NCAA, military, first responder, and other workplace drug testing programs.