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how do i know which pre-workout is best for me?

March 4th, 2019

There are a multitude of pre-workout formulas available on the market these days, so it is hard to know which products are going to be beneficial and which products are a waste of money. The key is to align a pre-workout specifically with your training mode and goals, so that you are able to increase your performance. So before you purchase your pre-workout ask yourself the question: what specifically am I training for? Then do your research and find a pre-workout that will assist you with your individual type of training.

HOW CAN I BENEFIT FROM USING A PRE-WORKOUT?

A pre-workout will provide either instant energy, nitric oxide production (intra-muscular energy) or help to boost recovery.

INSTANT ENERGY
Caffeine is food source that has a direct influence on physical performance. Caffeine helps to increase central nervous system activity, giving you a rapid increase in energy (cognitive, muscular and aerobic). One thing to be aware of is that there is a limit (or sensitivity) to how much we can each have and sometimes more is not good. Caffeine also helps to keep you awake or alert, so you may want to avoid taking too much caffeine, too late in the day.

Scorpion Pre-Workout Direct Comparison – Caffeine
Scorpion Disturbed 302mg
Scorpion Rampage 175mg
Scorpion Sting 165mg
Scorpion Vaso Venom 0mg

NITRIC OXIDE PRODUCTION (Intra-muscular Energy)
Nitric oxide is produced by nearly every type of cell in the human body and one of the most important molecules for blood vessel health. It’s a vasodilator, meaning it relaxes the inner muscles of your blood vessels, causing the vessels to widen. In this way, nitric oxide increases blood flow and lowers blood pressure. During bouts of physical exercise, nitric oxide production increases rates of muscle protein synthesis, helps to increase recovery rates of lean muscle and decreases metabolic fatigue by buffering metabolites. Pre-workout formulas incorporate several types of nitrates (amino acids such as Beta Alanine, Arginine (AAKG), L-Citrulline and Taurine) to allow for maximal vaso-dilation. The stronger the vaso-dilation, the greater the ‘pump’ effect which is especially beneficial when training for muscle endurance.

Scorpion Pre-Workout Direct Comparison – Nitric Oxide
Scorpion Vaso Venom 11.75g
Scorpion Rampage 9.15g
Scorpion Disturbed 8.64g
Scorpion Sting 7.50g

RECOVERY
During bouts of high intensity interval training (HIIT) your body is rapidly metabolising carbohydrate, fat and proteins to provide fuel for your body. The most important aspects of recovery following a HIIT session are the replenishment of glycogen (a stored form of carbohydrate) and protein for the repair and regeneration of lean mass. New age pre-workout formulas also cater to recovery, with the key recovery ingredients being Branched Chain Amino Acids, Glutamine, Essential Amino Acids (EEAS specifically) plus malto-dextrin and dextrose as carbohydrate sources.

Scorpion Pre-Workout Direct Comparison – Recovery
Scorpion Vaso Venom 33.3g
Scorpion Rampage 3.6g
Scorpion Disturbed 0.3g
Scorpion Sting 0.2g

OVERVIEW

Scorpion Disturbed

-Rapid aerobic energy
-Rapid increase in cognitive energy (increased focus)
-Perfect for strength and power training
-High stim, perfect for those morning trainers!

SCORPION DISTURBED PRE-WORKOUT 350G!

Scorpion Rampage 2.0
-Good all rounder that supports recovery of lean muscle
-Good amount of caffeine
-Perfect for HIIT training protocols as it helps to increase anaerobic output
-Perfect to use prior to playing sport

SCORPION RAMPAGE 2.0 PRE-WORKOUT

Scorpion Sting
-Good all rounder that provides instant energy and rapid vaso-dilation
-Perfect for HIIT training protocols as it helps to increase anaerobic output
-Perfect to use prior to playing sport

SCORPION STING PRE-WORKOUT

Scorpion Vaso Venom
-Provides rapid vaso-dilation, mega pumps and assists with recovery!
-Perfect for HIIT training protocols as it helps to increase anaerobic output
-Non-stim – Ideal to use at night as it contains zero caffeine!

SCORPION VASO VENOM PREWORKOUT