This is reposted from another website, so i'm NOT the author.I just thought this will help cut the costs and give the same effects.
You'd normally pay about $30-40 for a pre workout supplement.
This is a way to get up to a year's supply of a home-made version for just $40!.
We all know that the positive results of a preworkout supplement are a lot,hence why people buy them in the first place. Some of these effects are :
1- More repetitions.
2- More mental intensity.
3- More energy during the workout
4- An increase in body temperature about 15-20 minutes after taking it.
These are not placebo effects ( although some people exaggerate sometimes).
So my next question was,what makes it work?
Obviously these supplement companies are making a killing off of this stuff.Like most other supplements, there had to be 1 or 2 active ingredients and a bunch of useless fillers. So let's have a look ...
Ingredients of a famous preworkout (i will not reveal it's name, but it explodes.Get it? LOL)
- L-arginine AKG
- L-histidine AKG
- Phosphates of Calcium , Potassium,and Sodium
Nitric oxide supplements claim to work by increasing blood flow to working muscles and increasing mental and physical energy during your workout.
From all the above list of ingredients, the only ons that I can see that could have any real effect in this regards are:
- L-Arginine AKG
That's it. The great thing is that these ingredients are incredibly cheap.
You can get 100x 200mg pills of caffeine for about $6 - that's enough for 100 workouts!
You can get 500g of AAKG for $30! since I recommend you take 4g of AAKG 30 minutes before a workout, that';s enough for 125 workouts!
Even if you workout 5 times a week,that's 25 weeks.
If you train 3 times per week,that's 42 weeks. With a week off every 10 weeks , that comes to a 6 months-to-almost a year's supply of a nitric oxide supplementation for $36!
You can see how ridiculously cheap is this homemade alternative is - while still being as effective-.
How to take it:
As stated above, take 4 grams of AAKG about 30 minutes before you train. Mix your AAKG with about 200-300ml of water.Take your 200mg caffeine pill while drinking it for a very POTENT pre-workout cocktail!
If you want it to taste better,mix in a little sugar-free cordial to the water to make it taste good ( AAKG is a little nasty on the taste).
If you find 4 grams of AAKG doesn't have much of an effect, or you weight over 200 lbs, try 5-6 grams.
Hope that helped your muscles and pocket!