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Bulk4everHbb
09-21-2017, 02:22 PM
Recently getting back into weight lifting and as I'm highly caffeine sensitive, I'm looking for a good preworkout supplement without all the caffeine. Anything over 250mg caffeine gives me jitters, rapid heartbeat, sleep troubles, breathing issues etc. Any suggestions? Or what's a good meal or a drink to consume in place of a preworkout?

Thanks much.

wlodarczykn
09-21-2017, 02:37 PM
Coffee

WonderPug
09-21-2017, 02:42 PM
Water.

Bulk4everHbb
09-21-2017, 02:54 PM
Coffee

Yeah, a small brewed coffee (236ml) from Starbucks has only 160mg caffeine. If I continue to get jitters, I'll switch to instant coffee. Would it be best to gulp it down 30 min prior to training or drink it during training?

Anthony21
09-21-2017, 03:09 PM
Yeah, a small brewed coffee (236ml) from Starbucks has only 160mg caffeine. If I continue to get jitters, I'll switch to instant coffee. Would it be best to gulp it down 30 min prior to training or drink it during training?

Why would you drink coffee during training? Drink it before you hit the gym man.

Bulk4everHbb
09-21-2017, 03:17 PM
Why would you drink coffee during training? Drink it before you hit the gym man.

I don't know how long the effects of coffee last. But yeah, sounds good since I can't take preworkout, I'll down a small coffee 20-30 min prior to training.

Killshot1
09-21-2017, 03:21 PM
I'm not overly sensitive to caffeine, but I have cut back on my intake quite a bit after I finished college. I typically take half a scoop of Axis Labs Rainmaker with a scoop of Hemodraulix powder for some extra pump.

Another non stimulant product is Opus by Magnum!

gbullock32
09-21-2017, 04:17 PM
Buy a non-stim like Big No1se, Hemavol/Hemavol2, White Pipes, ect... then just add in a caffeine pill at 100mg or so. Would be the easiest.

Dorich
09-21-2017, 05:09 PM
Carbs.

WolfBeast
09-21-2017, 05:47 PM
Hemanovol from ALLMAX is a non stim pre workout-gives you a nice little pump without the crash and jitters

dashdash89
09-21-2017, 07:15 PM
How do you handle black tea? It naturally contains L-theanine which may help take the edge off caffeine. You could buy it in bulk and take it with your pre

Probably wouldn't help with sleep troubles tho

AdamWW
09-21-2017, 07:26 PM
Sleep > carbs > coffee

I recommend a banana and/or a cup of coffee if you truly need it.

Bulk4everHbb
09-21-2017, 07:36 PM
Thanks all.

Bulk4everHbb
09-21-2017, 07:40 PM
Sleep > carbs > coffee

I recommend a banana and/or a cup of coffee if you truly need it.

Yeah, I'll probably end up going this route mainly because 1) I don't want preworkout supps or even my evening coffee ****ing with my sleep and recovery and 2) Chugging some carbs like a banana or two preworkout would be way cheaper than shelling money on overpriced preworkout supplements that may mess with my sleep.

Mrpb
09-22-2017, 05:00 AM
A good espresso typically has less than 100 mg caffeine.

Pre workout supplements in general are a waste of money because it's usually cheaper to buy the best ingredients yourself.

If you're looking for extra energy that may help performance: citrulline malate and beta alanine (especially in higher rep ranges) can help.

Personally I get a boost from vitamin B complex and coconut oil (MCTs) but this depends on the person.