Pre-Workout Supplements: the Good, the Bad, and the Booty Burning Boost

One of the topics that I get asked about most often is supplements: What do I take, can they help you achieve your fitness goals, and which ones are the best? The truth is that we live in a world where you can pretty much find a vitamin shop, supplement store, or online retailer claiming they have the latest and greatest to help you bulk up, lean out, burn fat, and get the body of your dreams. But with so many options out there, how do you know what’s really beneficial and good for you?

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There’s a lot of information available, and if you’re on the supplement search, you’ve probably heard a lot about pre-workout supplements.

But you may still be wondering what exactly is this magical little drink, and is it something you should start incorporating into your fitness routine? I’m breaking it all down for you!

Bonus: scroll down for a giveaway and bonus booty burning workout.

What Is Pre-Workout & What Are the Benefits?

Pre-workout, like its name, is a powdered supplement you take 20-30 minutes before your workout to help support blood flow, increase exercise capacity, and reduce fatigue.

The goal of a pre-workout supplement is to ultimately help you push a little harder during your workouts and have the energy to give it your all to boost results. Research has shown that supplements that contain essential amino acids (like I’m about to mention below) can improve your overall performance endurance and may also reduce muscle soreness, helping you recover quicker.

Pre-Workout Ingredients: What’s In It?

Many pre-workouts contain caffeine and other stimulants, which some people love, but others tend to stay away from simply because they don’t like feeling “jittery,” especially before a workout, like me ?????. I prefer to get my caffeine at the Starbuck’s drive-through?grande iced coffee with one pump of mocha, no classic, and a SIDE (emphasized so they don?t pour it in) of heavy cream, so I stay away from caffeine in my pre-workout.

For those who are sensitive to caffeine or don’t want the caffeine, go for non-stim pre-workouts, which are caffeine-free. A non-stim is also a great choice for people who tend to work out later in the day/night.

And since I’m very particular about what goes in my body, I’m beyond excited to share with your our latest baby…Perform Non-Stim Pre-Workout in two flavors: Blue Raspberry and Pineapple Mango.

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Our non-stim pre-workout includes ingredients like…

  • l-citrulline, arginine AKG 2:1, and other amino acids that help to increase blood flow and exercise capacity as well as reduce fatigue.
  • The non-stimulant compound beta-alanine. It helps increase aerobic and anaerobic thresholds during high-intensity exercise. It also decreases workout fatigue and will minimize lactic acid buildup during things like drop sets.

Unlike caffeine, you won’t feel jittery, but you will feel a tingle from the beta-alanine. The tingle actually lets you know it’s go-time!

Our formula also includes electrolyte blends to support performance with ingredients like Himalayan rock salt to replenish your electrolytes during and after your sweat sesh.

What does this all mean? You can push yourself harder during your training and boost results WITHOUT the jitters of caffeine.

When Should You Take Pre-Workout?

Pre-Workout should usually be taken 20-30 minutes before a workout. This gives your body time to absorb the electrolytes and amino acids that will trigger your muscles just in time for making gains.

If you’re still not sure if you should take pre-workout, here are some scenarios perfect for choosing a pre-workout supplement:

  • If you work out super early in the morning, but your stomach isn’t yet ready to handle a full meal.
  • If you work out late at night, but want to reduce fatigue without negatively impacting your sleep (non-stim pre-workout is your best option here).
  • If you’re doing a HIIT workout or weight training.

If you’re still on the fence, remember that a workout routine can always be changed, and unlike buying fancy gym equipment, a pre-workout is certain to not break your bank if you decide it’s not for you. My favorite pre-workout burst is one that’s sure to elevate that booty burn. Try this workout below to work what your mama (or the gym, in my case) gave ya’. It’s guaranteed to get your glutes fired up to feel that pump!


If you’re still hesitant to hit that buy button, have no fear because I’m giving away one container of pre-workout to TWO lucky winners (winner can pick their flavor of choice). Giveaway closes on Thursday (2/23/20) at midnight PST, and the winners will be announced on my IG/FB stories and on this blog on Friday morning.

Here?s how to enter:

  • Like my recent Instagram or Facebook post
  • Comment below with what gains you’re hoping to make with this pre-workout

Good luck! And don?t forget to try this booty burning workout!


Related reading:

Bye, Bye Bland: Top 5 Herbs & Spices to Flavor Healthy Meals
Oxygen Magazine Booty Building Workout
My 11-Week Booty Building Workout | Featured on Dr. Oz
Underarm Flab Frustration: The Gym Mistake That?s Keeping You From Sexy Arms
The Scoop on Supplements

**Please consult with your healthcare team before taking any supplement.**

155 Responses

  1. I would love to win this pre workout formula! I don?t use one because it?s usually loaded with caffeine. I workout everyday and currently my hammies are killing me. Hopefully adding this will solve my problem as well as increase my level of performance.

    1. I would love to try this preworkout, I think it’s great that there is an option without caffeine (cause like you I looove my coffee?) I hope it can help me push that extra in the gym and maybe break some PR’s? Wouldn’t mind having arms like you Heidi?

  2. Aha! I do believe that a pre workout drink may be pretty beneficial to me! I love that it has electrolytes because I sweat like crazy and I think it’s part of why it get so fatigued! I would love to be able to lift weights for a longer period of time!

    1. I would love to try the blue raspberry non stim pretty workout! I too love my coffee and an occasional boat so I don’t really need more caffeine 😉 At 47 I need all the help I can get to burn the fat and build muscle that will help me to not feel like a truck hit me later in the evening! 😀

  3. I would love to have more energy in my early morning wrkouts and increase my weights. Just turned 44 and I?m determined to be toned and have more definition!!

  4. I would love to win the prework out product or any product for that matter. I would love to be able to do a longer workout without getting tired fast or loosing energy. I am a mother of 5 with a toddler and infant and just getting back into the gym more over the last few months, but would like to see more effects from my workouts. I have a ways to go, but would love all the help I can get. I havent joined the program yet, but would love to. ?Ready to be healthy!

    1. I would love to try it. I used pre workouts before and it did make me jittery and couldn’t sleep at night. I have to workout after a long day at work on my feet and my energy lacks. I train hard but feel I could push harder if I had an extra pep!

  5. I?m hoping this will help with muscle soreness, I love the preworkout for the energy it gives but not the side effects with caffeine (ie going to bed late post workout or the tingly feeling). Hoping to try your new line!

    1. Glad you were able to see my video doing deadlifts. I’m working towards 45 pound plates. So my goal is to lift heavier and and gain more muscle and of course lose more fat. This pre workout sounds very interesting. Thanks for all your support and love that you give to all of us.

  6. I’m going to be in the best shape of my life by birthday in May and i need every edge I can get. I posted my best shape pic on my comment on facebook.this time all the abs will be popping. I’m getting a real photoshoot done this time. I’m a single full-time dad kicking ass every day trying to make the most of each day. “Keeping that promise to myself” as you and Chris say!!

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