Top 10 Strongest Pre Workout Supplements For 2017

    Whether you’re looking for legal amphetamine or the next “craze”, there’s sort of a trend that goes towards the “stim filled” pre workouts.

    And I get trust me.

    You might want to get up at 5 am, and hit the iron super hard or you might come back sick and tired from work...

    So you'd want a pre workout that hits you harder than anything else in the world but at the same time, you don’t want to take crack.

    You can stack these pre workouts with ANY nitric oxide supplement, that does NOT have caffeine or any other stimulants. (See our nitric oxide buying guide)

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    Buying Guide: Strongest Pre Workouts

    Purpose: Lists motivational, aggressive enhancing pre workouts


    Mixture of stimulants, somewhat disclosed.


    Pre workouts MUST make you want to turn into a beast.


    Must be a trustworthy company and / or reviews must be there.

    The Best Buying Guide To Pre Workouts

    Stim bombs, aggression inducing, motivation enhancing, we've got it all (or try to).

    These pre workouts are absolutely not for beginners or weak hearted.

    (Click here to skip down to the cycling stimulants guide below)

    Advanced bodybuilders may even avoid these and opt for non-stimulant pre workouts as they are generally for benefical for performance and gains. ​

    The final and last top 10 list will show you our hand picked pre workouts (strongest of them all), while the other sections will show you anything from the most aggressive to the most focus-enhancing pwo's. 


    Pre workouts that will give you aggression.

    High Energy Pre workouts

    Off the wall energy and performance.

    Strongest Pill-Based Pre Workouts

    Pill based for convenience. 

    (Click here to skip down to the cycling stimulants guide below)


    Unless you want to lay in bed for many days in a row feeling drained as a peach that is out of its season, don’t abuse these pre workouts.

    The withdrawals are the worst.

    You don't want to be a slave to caffeine and other stimulants.

    In other words don’t use them more than 3 times (4 max) a week.

    Get another pre workout with less stimulants because once you go off these hard hitters, you’ll feel soo drained and tired that you’ll feel completely useless.

    Warning: Limit your caffeine sources.

    While you’re using a stimulant filled pre workout, or any pre workout for that matter, don’t drink coffee or consume anything with caffeine (including pepsi and other soda drinks)

    You’re going to workout for the muscle gains, not for the “chasing the dragon high”.

    Use these with a proper bodybuilding routine, good nutrition and possibly a mass gainer or a protein powder, and you've got yourself on the road to more gains...

    (Note: If you'd like free supplement samples to try out and see what works for you, click here or the image below)

    Tunnel Vision Enhancing Pre Workouts

    So you'd like to pinpoint your focus and get into a supreme, zen-like mindset that can only enhance your motivation and mind-to-muscle connection.

    We got you.

    Here we have the best pre workouts just for that.

    At some point, Craze was ruling with the crown of being the pre workout that can get in you not only in a super-focused state, but also made you feel good!

    Ever since Craze has been removed and discontinued, there's been quite a few pre workouts which promised to replace it.

    You've been searching for that very pre, and we have too but none of them ever came close, not even their latest "Frenzy" (forget about Craze V2 which is even weaker than anything we've tried). ​

    But just recently, there's been a discovery on a pre workout that just may replace Craze, at least in the focus department.

    Here we go....

    1. Hydrazine by Hydrapharm

    Hydrazine is something from the future....

    It not only has a formula that isn't based around caffeine but is well rounded ​with different ingredients to boost focus and mental clarity.

    ​Now the ingredients in here aren't exactly what you'd want in the ideal pre workout (like Pre-Kaged or Altius) but they are certainly strange and work to what Hydrapharm claims. 

    Don't take my word for it though, check out these reviews (click on the gray box below to reveal the reviews)...

    Click here to read the reviews...


    • Craze replacement
    • 1-2 pills per serving for long lasting effects
    • Increase in aggression and energy
    • Tunnel vision and mood support


    • Expensive
    • Hard to find

    2. Frenzy Stacked with Craze V2 by Driven Sports

    Yes we know, this would be a pricey stack, but hear us out...

    Frenzy is usually at a steady price but Craze V2 is getting cheaper as it's not as good as it should've been.

    Craze V2 has a bit of a focus enhancement to it, but other than that, it falls short in every department. 

    It won't give you any mood support if any at all like the original Craze did but it will enhance focus and mental functions. 

    When combined with a pre workout that increases aggression and energy like Frenzy, you'll literally find yourself in a frenzy-like state with a super focused mindset. 

    Stacking Frenzy with Craze v2 is not unheard of, in fact Predator Nutrition recommends it for more focus and endurance.

    It's the closest you'll ever get to an awesome-almost perfect pre workout. 

    And you'll almost always find Craze V2 in a BOGO (buy one get one free).


    • Increase in aggression and focus
    • Unstoppable stack for crazy energy and motivation
    • Increases effectiveness each use
    • Tastes like pop (only pre workout that does so far)
    • Can take it late in the evenings 


    • Mysterious prop blends
    • Laughable formula (but it works)

    3. DVST8 Crimson by Inspired Nutraceuticals

    We're usually not one for hype but this is a pre workout that may actually stand a chance against Mesomorph and it doesn't even have DMAA.

    DVST8 Crimson is a powerful pre workout that packs not only 400mg of caffeine, but DMHA and a whole bunch of nootropics as well. 

    It contains choline bitartrate and huperzine A that will give you a punch in assisting with laser-like focus.​

    It also contains citrulline malate, betaine anhydrous and l-taurine for further muscle volumization and growth. 


    • Combines many nootropics and various stimulants
    • Increases energy better than most pre workouts
    • Perfect for stim-tolerant users


    • Prop blends
    • 400mg of caffeine with additional stims

    Aggressive Pre Workouts

    Here you've got pre workouts that'll boost your aggression and get you amped up in a very angry-like fashion.

    Obviously that doesn't mean these pre workouts will make you beat up your loved ones​ (get out of here if it does), but it will make you lock onto your angry emotions and channel it towards every set, rep and exercise. 

    Best Aggressive Pre Workouts

    Motivation, aggression and hunger for more.... 

    That's what we look for when it comes to aggression inducing pre workouts. 

    Most of these pre workouts have a mix of stims and nootropics that'll make your hands shake and fiend for the cold iron.

    ​Check out these powerful pre workouts....

    1. Frenzy by Driven Sports

    Driven Sports is not the most trustworthy company out there and we certainly do not recommend taking this if you're being tested for banned substances.

    Frenzy is not comparable to Craze at all.

    It's not a sequel, but believe us when we say that this is one pwo that had created it's own category.

    It brings out your inner 18 year old self again with "limitless" aggression and motivation. It's like Bullnox but it is much stronger. 

    The energy makes you forget pain, and the aggression makes you remember why you started training.

    Caffeine is at the bottom of the formula which is a good sign since it means it's not relying on it for energy.

    Frenzy's formula is a laughing stock for us knowledgeable supplement freaks but so was Craze​, yet it still did what it claimed.

    With 140 reviews and a 96% rating, there’s no way that everyone can be wrong about this pre workout.

    Combine Frenzy with Craze v2 for limitless focus and endurance (but nothing compares to the original Craze, except for maybe Hydrazine).

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    • Increase in aggression
    • Massive boost in confidence and drive
    • Increases effectiveness each use
    • Tastes like pop (only pre workout that does so far)
    • Can take it late in the evenings 


    • Mysterious prop blends
    • Laughable formula (but it works)

    2. BullNox by Betancourt Nutrition

    Bullnox (also known as B-NOX) is like the mild version of Frenzy, but gives you more of a anger / frustration feeling. 

    The long formula is an entire prop blend that is most likely underdosed, it contains ingredients that'll increase endurance and performance.

    This could replace your ZMA since it contains it already.​

    Bullnox (or the newer looking B-NOX) will essentially provide that urge to lift and make you feel like you're about to break a PR or two. 

    This also contains a testosterone blend but it most likely won't give you as much as a stand alone booster. ​

    Like most pre workouts, it's best used 1-3 times a week for maximum effectiveness or you'll build tolerance quickly. ​


    • Increase in motivation
    • Creates an urgency to lift
    • Great blend of ingredients
    • 2-in-1 as it replaces ZMA
    • Massive boost in aggression
    • Great for fasted workouts as it has BCAA's


    • Prop blend and could be underdosed
    • Tolerance quickly builds up if taken too frequently

    High Energy Pre Workouts

    These pre workouts will have you jumping off walls and doing flips between sets squats and deadlifts. 

    Proceed with caution though as some of these are just loaded with stimulants and should always start with half a scoop or less!​

    These have exotic stims like DMAA and DMHA, both very powerful stimulants to keep you energized all day long.​

    1. Mesomorph by APS Nutrition

    Mesomorph is packed with everything from nitrates to DMAA and it will not let you down from a hardcore workout. 

    The formula is fantasatic and has 65mg of DMAA​, and about 300mg of caffeine.

    Every scoop is packed with 15 grams of active ingredients that range from creatine, agmatine and citrulline malate.

    It comes to no surprise that this has it's place in our top 10 pre workout list.

    The flavors are exotic so if you're a flavor addict, you'll love the choices as they range from rocket pop, to tutti frutti. 


    • 15 grams of active ingredients
    • Agmatine and citrulline malate for pumps and endurance
    • 65mg DMAA and 300mg caffeine (approx) for energy
    • Wide range of flavors
    • Off the wall energy


    • Prop blends (nothing disclosed except for DMAA)

    2. DVST8 Crimson by Inspired Nutraceuticals

    If you've heard of DVST8 then you'll know they mean business. 

    With their latest pre workout, Crimson, it's probably going to blow a lot of people away. Literally.

    It contains 400mg caffeine, DMHA, and a bunch of nootropics.

    Even if you're stim-tolerant, you'll want to start at half a scoop as it tops more than 300mg of caffeine with DMHA and a few other stims. ​

    If you don't feel like jumping off walls after taking this one, then you should consider taking a super long stimulant break.​


    • Combines many nootropics and various stimulants
    • Increases energy better than most pre workouts
    • Perfect for stim-tolerant users


    • Prop blends
    • 400mg of caffeine with additional stims

    3. DVST8 White Cut by Inspired Nutraceuticals

    DVST8 has earned a solid reputation after being released not too long ago.

    This is packed with goods that'll help you not only pack on mass but increase your energy like no tomorrow. ​

    The beta alanine in here will have you feeling tingly and the betaine anhydrous for more strength and power output.

    You'll have limitless like endurance and nitric oxide as every 2 scoops has 6 grams of citrulline malate and 2 grams taurine. ​

    The stimulants are in a prop blend but they range from 2-Aminoisoheptane (DMHA) to bitter orange and more.

    Compared to Pre Kaged and Pre Jym, DVST8 is the more energized version of them both. 


    • Balanced pre with enhanced energy and focus
    • DMHA (DMAA alternative)
    • Increase in endurance and performance
    • Mix of stimulants for long lasting energy and focus


    • Prop blend of stimulants
    • Hard to find (still new)

    Strongest Pill Form Pre Workouts

    Sometimes you just need the coinvenince right?

    Pill form pre workouts are almost always as effective as the powders, but usually contain only a few ergonomic ingredients and mostly stims (pills can only fit so much).

    So let's jump right to it...​

    1. Hellfire by Innovative Labs

    DMAA, ephedra extracts, yohimbine, evodiamine and much more... Can this get any better?

    Hellfire will literally light your insides on fire, while turning your metabolism into a super heated burning machine.

    This is one of the strongest fat burners, and it's great as a pre workout so you can go insane on your sets and reps.​

    Hi-Tech made sure that since they bought out Innovative Labs (the ones that brought you the pre workout called Wicked), that they kept the same original formula but only adding DMAA to it.

    Hellfire is surely not your average pre workout, and definitely not to be used by beginners or people who've never taken stimulants even. ​


    • Fully dosed at 2 pills (don't take both at the same time)
    • Prop blend of DMAA 
    • 150mg Ephedra extract
    • Strong formula for all day fat burning and energy


    • Hard to find

    2. Dexaprine by iForce Nutrition

    Dexaprine has all kinds of awesome stuff that'll help you shred fat from the very beginning of the day to the end.

    While yes, this is a fat burner, it's a super effective pre workout as it has DMAA, caffeine, bitter orange and theophylline​ (green tea extract).

    This is the original formula that everyone is chasing after...​

    Some say that they sometimes get a little too much energy but that's understandable since it is just packed with strong stimulants.

    ​Even women are taking this (as they can take any supplement with maybe some adjustments to dosing) and are praising it for it's all day energy and focus. 

    It's at the upper limit of DMAA at 65mg but containing the perfect amount of caffeine at 250mg.

    And that's at one pill (don't exceed 1 serving per 6-8 hours). If you need 2 a day, then you better ease off stimulants for a good week or more. 

    Dexaprine is literally one of the best pill based pre workouts out there today.​


    • Fully dosed at 1 pill
    • 65mg DMAA and 250mg caffeine
    • Mostly disclosed ingredients
    • All day, strong energy and fat burning


    • Hard to find

    3. Hydrazine by Hydrapharm

    Hydrazine is literally one of the best pre workout's out there.

    It's often compared to the OG Craze and some say Hydrapharm is close to Driven Sports, which isn't surprising to us!

    Now you don't want to depend your health on this but if you're on this strongest pre workout list, you probably don't care much anyway.

    ​This formula, like Frenzy and Craze, doesn't depend solely on caffeine for energy.

    Like Craze, it uses an orchid extract called Cymbidium Goeringii, which is suppose to work as an stimulant but there isn't any evidence to back this up. ​

    One cap would be enough but you will surely enjoy two if you're looking for something strong.

    The best part is that there virtually is no crash with Hydrazine... So enjoy it while it's not banned and available to the world!​

    Click here to read the reviews...


    • Craze replacement
    • 1-2 pills per serving for long lasting effects
    • Increase in aggression and energy
    • Tunnel vision and mood support


    • Expensive
    • Hard to find

    Powerful Overall Pre Workouts 

    While we start the top list at #17, we don't want to remove them as they are still great and provide a strong urgency feeling to lift. 

    This list is constantly changing with pre workouts being removed, added and changed around so keep checking this list on a monthly basis.​

    17. NitraFlex By GAT

    Nitraflex here is something different…

    Not only does it have 325 grams of caffeine (equal to 3 scoops of the original Jack3d) but it also has testosterone boosting ingredients.

    Nitraflex combines stimulants, nitric oxide and testosterone inducing ingredients.

    Though the effects are there and it is a strong pre workout.

    The ingredients are effective, but they are listed in a way to confuse users.

    It’s hard to read the ingredient label, so I’ll translate it for you:

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    • Cheap
    • Increased Energy & Endurance
    • Builds Muscle
    • Great Price
    • Tastes Great


    • Mild Upset Stomach
    • Bathroom Explosions

    16. Nitramine by Myokem

    Sick of stimulants?

    Myokem has challenged all stimulant filled pre workouts with Nitramine.

    The secret?

    It contains these two very pure and expensive ingredients that will knock you into a dark tunnel of focus: citicoline (a better form of choline) and Huperzine A.

    These two ingredients combined with the other 5 stimulant based ingredients create a synergy of intense focus and decent energy.

    Does it give a nice pump? Hell YES!

    This doesn’t even have nitrates but yet it creates such a strong pump.

    So should you try it?

    Well you shouldn’t think about that, get it.

    With only 150mg of caffeine and with the fully dosed nitric oxide ingredients, there’s no doubt this is worth trying.

    If you are a Craze fan, you’ll love this as it helps provide that tunnel focus. (but not that euphoria of course!)


    • High Quality Ingredients
    • Great Pumps
    • Lots of energy
    • Tunnel-like focus


    • Can Be Too Strong
    • Avoid Using At Night


    15. SP250 By Gaspari Nutrition

    Gaspari is full of surprises...

    First they come up with Superpump 250 which was both a blast in the gym and bathroom (aka Superdump). 

    SP250 features a label like no other, literally.

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    It’s got ingredients that you would never see in a pre workout, like Eria Jarensis Extract (found in the popular fat burner: Dexamine), S-(2-boronethyl-L-Cysteine, and the combination of different citrus extracts.

    With the label somewhat disclosed, you can see you're getting a mini-dose of creatine and L-citrulline malate. 

    See our in-depth review here. ​

    The combination of Eria Jarensis Extract and the “S-(2-boronethyl-L-Cysteine” makes SP250 special.

    The Eria Jarensis Extract is supposed to give off an uplifting feel while L-cysteine increases nitric oxide, but only in theory. 

    SP250 produces an intense wave of energy and focus, so careful if you don't have tolerance for stimulants.


    • Never used before ingredients
    • Crazy energy
    • Enhanced focus
    • Synergy between ingredients


    • Pumps could be better

    14. Conqu3r Unleashed by Olympus Labs

    Olympus Labs has kicked 2016 at an epic start.

    They've launched a whole new line of products, and this is their latest pre workout.

    Conqu3r Unleashed is the 3rd version Olympus has released so far. 

    With 5 fully dosed, and patent ingredients, there's no doubt you'll engage in some super intense workouts with this in your arsenal.

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    Besides a 650mg stimulant complex, it's got 4 ingredients that'll increase your pumps like never before.

    Every serving is designed to get you into a super focused state that will help you dominate your workouts like crazy. 


    • Fully disclosed ingredients
    • Amazing pumps
    • Long lasting endurance
    • 20 servings full servings
    • 5 patent ingredients


    • Artifical coloring and flavoring

    13. Mr. Hyde by Pro Supps

    Did someone say 550mg of stimulants?

    Say hello to Mr Hyde…

    And say goodbye to boring workouts!

    Mr Hyde is a super potent pre workout supplement.

    It’s filled with stimulants and it’s also the 2nd version, as the first featured 1,3 DMAA and this one does not.

    So don’t mistake this one for the original “Hyde”.

    It contains 400mg of caffeine….more than enough to wake the frigging dead – if Mr Hyde doesn’t do anything for you, then it’s definitely time for a stimulant break.

    It looks pretty simple but you do not want to mistake this for your average pre workout.

    The pumps aren't the greatest but combine it with Hemavol V2 for some awesome pumps.

    Will it give some massive energy?

    Yes. Check out Hyde here.

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    • Lots of stims
    • Rush of energy
    • Great for morning workouts
    • Amazing focus


    • Crash
    • Medicore pump

    12. 51 50 By 5% Nutrition

    5% of pre workouts are going to be this intense, and this is one of them.

    Rich Piana has answered the call of his hardcore fans who've been asking for this pre workout.​

    With 400mg caffeine and 100mg of other strong stimulants, there's no reason why this wouldn't hit you like a ton of bricks.

    It also has 4g of pure citrulline for pumps and endurance, as well as a gram of taurine and a whole load of other ingredients.

    Your workout will likely be super intense with this pre workout, but you most likely won't become as big as Rich (naturally at least.)

    For some intense pumps, add in High Volume or check out our nitric oxide buying guide.

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    • 500mg mix of stimulants
    • Mostly disclosed ingredients
    • Lots of citrulline (4g) for performance


    • 400mg of caffeine (too high for most)
    • Expensive for what you get

    11. Instinct DMAA by Kodiak Labs

    Here's one pre workout you'll surely never find at your local GNC...

    Instinct is a pre workout that'll literally bring out your animal instincts and turn you into a raging beast in the gym.

    Weights will probably feel a little lighter thanks to it's fine mix of stimulants and addition of choline for even further mental support.​

    Instinct not only has 40mg of DMAA, but it also has 40mg of higenamine, 300mg of amp citrate, 275mg of caffeine. 

    You'll also benefit from the 500mg of agmatine, 2 grams of beta alanine and 500mg of choline bitartrate for even more focus and performance enhancement. ​


    • Fully disclosed label
    • 40mg of DMAA and mix of stimulants
    • Nice balance of ingredients for maximum performance
    • 36 full servings


    • Available at one retailer only

    11. Jack'd Up by Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals

    Let's be real, Jack3d was one of the best pre workouts and way ahead of its time, but since it's been taken off the market, nothing has really come close.

    Except for it's literal clone though.

    Jack'd Up is the improved version of Jack3d as it's got the same basic ingredients, but upgraded with agmatine and creatine nitrate. ​

    All you need is one scoop of this and you'll be rushing towards the weights like it's your first time lifting. Some even recommend that you have some tolerance towards caffeine as this is strong stuff. 

    Every scoop has 25mg of DMAA and 100mg of caffeine, so you can easily take 2 scoops without worrying about OD'ing on stimulants. 


    • Clone of legendary Jack3d by USP Labs
    • 25mg of DMAA and 100mg of caffeine (can take multiple scoops but will get expensive)
    • Creatine nitrate and agmatine for pumps


    • Prop blends

    Top 10 Strongest Pre Workout Lists 

    It's easy to understand that there are quite a few categories when it comes to pre workouts. 

    So we've split into two separate top 10 lists to help you decide if you want something with exotic stims, or just something strong with ergogenic performance enhancing ingredients. 

    This is especially useful if you're being drug tested because those exotic stims usually give off a false positive for banned substances. 

    Proceed with caution and always check the labels and ingredients before buying anything....

    Top 10 Strongest Pre Workouts With Exotic Stims In 2017

    Now this is the hardcore stuff you've been looking for. 

    Ranging from DMAA, to DMHA, these pre workouts have got the best exotic stims you could ever ask for.

    ​Careful, if this is your first time trying any of these pre workouts, you may want to consider assessing your tolerance before going full head on with a full serving. 

    10. Kraken Extreme by Sparta Nutrition

    What's better than a pre workout from a company called Sparta Nutrition?

    This pre workout might look flashy, but it's definitely not for beginners.

    This super strong pre workout contains 200mg DMHA, 4g pure citrulline and 3.2g of Carnosyn. ​

    If you're in for a intense workout, then this will shock your mind into turbo mode.

    It's also topped off with 200mg caffeine, a gram of agmatine and 2 grams of hydromax for further pumps. 

    If there was a lighter version of Mesomorph without DMAA, then Kraken would be it. ​


    • Intense energy and focus
    • DMAA alternative (DMHA)
    • Full dosages of nitric oxide boosters
    • Fully disclosed label
    • Increased endurance and performance
    • True one scooper


    • Not available everywhere

    9. DVST8 White Cut by Inspired Nutraceuticals

    It's no wonder this pre workout made our top 10 buying list.

    It is simply the better version of Pre-Jym as it's got a nice range of ingredients that go from exotic stimulants, like 2-Aminoisoheptane (aka DMHA, the DMAA alternative) to massive dosages of pure citrulline, betaine anhydrous and beta alanine. 

    This is one strong pre workout that'll get you in the zone, pumped and ready for war without the jitters and anxiety that most of these concentrates bring. 

    This is one strong pre workout that'll get you in the zone, pumped and ready for war without the jitters and anxiety that most of these concentrates bring. 

    The name says it all.. DVST8, meaning devastate. A more than approtaite name for this jam packed pre workout.​


    • DMHA version of Pre-Jym
    • Ranges from 1 to 2 scoops 
    • Nice mix of stimulants from DMHA to 3 different types of caffeine and alpha-yohimbe
    • Increase in focus and energy
    • All-in-one super pre workout


    • Prop blends
    • 2 scoops for even more benefits and dosages but makes it more expensive

    8. HyperMax XT by Performax

    Performax has created a super powerhouse of energy for you guys here. 

    It starts off with beta-alanine orotate and LOLA (L-Ornithine L-Aspartate), both of these ingredients play a key role at reducing ammonia build up, which means you can exercise at an high intensity while minimizing fatigue. 

    Don't worry so much about tingles as you only get 1.9 grams of beta-alanine in every 3 grams of Beta-O.​ 

    For a further performance boost, there's 4 grams of pure citrulline, 2 grams of glycerol powder and a full gram of agmatine. Pumps and nitric oxide is surely going to be high after taking Hypermax.

    We haven't even touched the energy blend yet... It has b-phenylethylamine HCL, for a nice rush of energy. ​

    And you also get 325mg caffeine, eria jarensis, hordenine HCL, bitter orange as well as rauwolfia vomitoria extract for a furuther boost in energy.​ 


    • Massive slap in the face for energy
    • Nice pumps and performance boost 
    • True one scooper
    • All-in-one super pre workout


    • Prop blends

    7. Superpump 250 (DMAA) by Gaspari 

    If you've ever tried the original Superpump 250, then you'd certainly know that Gaspari hasn't really put out anything as epic ever since...

    But luckily for us, we've witnessed the resurrection of their wicked Superpump and it really might just be the best pre workout Gaspari has put out...

    Superpump 250 starts out the formula with a tiny 1.5 gram serving of creatine but the fun really starts after that.

    It's got both agmatine and citrulline in silicate forms, which makes them much better and more effective than their original forms. ​

    Then it dives right into a blend with taurine, red wine extract for glyercol, and much more.

    The energy blend contains 250mg of caffeine, and a hefty dose of DMAA at 70mg.

    This is a true one scooper that'll not only leave you pumped to the max, but focused and energized to the point of no return.

    There's a pretty sweet deal right now for both Plasma Jet and Superpump 250 for a solid 50 bucks. You can get a further 5% off with our coupon code: fitfrek5


    • Increase in energy and focus
    • Massive pumps and silicate forms of both agmatine and citrulline.
    • True one scooper
    • Can be stacked with plasma jet for further pumps and nitric oxide benefits.


    • Prop blends

    6. Bloodshr3d by Olympus Labs

    Ever since PES reduced the power of Alphamine, we have been on the lookout for the next best thing.

    Instead, we found what could possibly be the strongest powdered fat burner yet. 

    Bloodshr3d ​takes caffeine and it's exotic stimulants that the company uses in many of it's supplements, and packs it into one. 

    This powerful fat burning-stimulant heavy pre workout has powerful extracts of Eria Jarensis and J.Regia, both exotic and strong stims.

    Featuring a full gram of green coffee, it's extracted for Chlorogenic acid, which has been found to stimulate free fatty acids and increase insulin resistance to help pack a punch in losing weight. 

    It also has sophora japonica, a extract used as a herbal remedy to help fight off fat by stimulating glucose uptake and oxidation of fats.

    With only 250mg of caffeine, you'll likely be energized from the extreme energy blend which not only features a DMAA alternative, 2-amino-5 but also eria jarensis which is packed with a number of PEA type of ingredients. 

    The energy here is long lasting, it's mixed with a nice flow of eurphoria to keep your mood up and high. ​

    The war edition doesn't have alpha-yohimbine, ​while the raw edition contains 6mg of it which is a pretty big amount! 


    • Contains exotic stimulants
    • Packs a powerful punch for energy
    • Burns fat and prevents weight gain
    • Great mix of stimulants, only 250mg of caffeine
    • Has 2-amino-5, stronger than 2-amino-6 (DMHA, a DMAA alternative)


    • Prop blends

    5. Hydrazine by Hydrapharm

    Hydrazine is fighting it's away through these strongest pre workouts...

    It's actually one of the only pre workouts that is considered to be as strong as the OG Craze.

    Believe us when we say that this definitely gives a strong kick in the ass!

    This formula, like Craze and Frenzy, does not depend on caffeine.

    In fact, it uses an orchid extract (sound familiar?) called cymbidium goeringii as well as DMHA (Kigelia Africana)​.

    The best part about this pre workout is that there's virtually no crash. 

    So y​ou get a smooth ride of crazy tunnel focus, a little bit of mood uplifting support and energy that can only remind you of what a great pre workout can do...

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    • Craze replacement
    • 1-2 pills per serving for long lasting effects
    • Increase in aggression and energy
    • Tunnel vision and mood support


    • Expensive
    • Hard to find

    4. Dust Extreme by Blackstone Labs

    Dust Extreme brings DMAA back and it does so while using other performance boosting ingredients.

    It starts off great with 4 grams of citrulline malate for pumps and endurance.

    It also has 2.5 grams of beta alanine, 1 gram of agmatine and a nice mix of stimulants and focus boosting ingredients to keep you energized while staying in the zone. 

    You'd never find a pre workout like this on Amazon as it has DMAA. 

    All you need is one scoop and you'll be in for some nasty pumps, energy and focus. 

    You'll probably workout as if it was your last time ever.​

    If you're finding yourself snoozing or unable to focus, you'll definitely love Dust Extreme.


    • Tunnel-like focus
    • High energy
    • Good amount of N.O. boosters
    • Good balance of stimulants for long lasting mental support
    • Can take half a scoop to make it last 60 workouts


    • Not for beginners (or those who can barely handle 2 cups of coffee)

    3. God Of Rage XXX by Centurion Labz

    You've probably never come across a name like this for a pre workout. 

    God Of Rage is one pre workout you do not want to mistake for your average pre workout (or your regular C4 for that matter).

    This is easily one of the strongest pre workouts ever.​

    It's got a ton of ingredients, ranging from 60mg of DMAA, 20mg of higenamine, to a full gram of agmatine, 2.5 grams of beta alanine, and 3 grams of creatine. 

    This makes up for a very powerful pre workout indeed and we haven't even touched many of the ingredients.​

    This will make you rush towards the iron. It'll make you feel like the son of the Hulk and Superman, if they both had a baby... somehow. 

    But please do note, you do not want to start at a full serving with this pre workout. Start at half, or even less to be safe...


    • Off the wall energy
    • One of the strongest pre workouts available
    • Tunnel like focus 
    • Increase in aggression and motivation
    • Fully, 100%, disclosed label


    • Must be taken far away from bedtime (6 hours+)

    2. Frenzy by Driven Sports

    Okay this company is not the most trustworthy and we certainly do not recommend jumping on this if you are being tested for substances. 

    I've personally tried this pre workout several times and it always provides that same aggressive / motivational-like fuel.

    Frenzy is literally a pre workout of it's own kind.

    You'll feel like you're 18 again and have the same motivational, beast-like hunger you've had when you first started training. 

    Caffeine is at the bottom of the formula which is a good sign since it means it's not relying on it for energy.

    We'll be the first to admit, advanced bodybuilders will laugh at the formula but mistake it not, as it's a very strong, stim-concentrated pre that is not made for the weak.​

    With 140 reviews and a 96% rating, there’s no way that everyone can be wrong about this pre workout.

    Combine Frenzy with Craze v2 for limitless focus and endurance (but nothing compares to the original Craze, believe us).

    See Ingredients


    • Increase in aggression
    • Massive boost in confidence and drive
    • Increases effectiveness each use
    • Tastes like pop (only pre workout that does so far)
    • Can be taken late in the evenings 


    • Mysterious prop blends
    • Nothing like craze (previous pre workout)

    1. Mesomorph by APS

    This is not your ordinary “5 gram scoop per serving” pre workout.

    APS Mesomorph is a pre workout that has multiple stimulants to help smash your personal records.

    See Ingredients

    With 15 gram servings(!), it will no doubt increase energy to the maximum, but it also increase motivation, aggression as well as focus.

    With mesomorph, you get creatine nitrate and agmatine that will ensure a powerful skin ripping pump. 

    I recommend stacking Mesomorph with Hemavo2 or Gylcergrow with agmatine for ridiculous pumps. 

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    • Aggressive energy
    • Reasonably priced
    • Excellent focus
    • Great pump
    • Motivation increase


    • Tolerance build up (avoid using more than 5 times a week to keep it effective)
    • Proprietary blend

    Top 10 Strongest Pre Workouts With Standard Stimulants In 2017

    Here we have the top 10 pre workouts (still in construction!) that don't have exotic stimulants, but are still strong in focus and energy (they are super strong, do not under estimate them..). 

    These are the overall strongest pre workouts ​with stimulants that are likely not banned in competitions and should not give any false positives in drug tests. 

    3. Bang Master Blaster by VPX

    You miss N.O. Shotgun don't you? 

    Yea sure there's the 5x version or whatever but nothing beats the original, right?

    Except maybe Bang Master Blaster....

    What a name right?​

    This pre workout is packed with 350mg of caffeine and a massive list of muscle builders.

    If this doesn't get you amp'ed up for your workout, I don't know what will.

    It also has 6 grams of BCAA's, which is especially useful if you train fasted (like first thing in the morning).​


    • 6 grams of BCAA's
    • 350mg caffeine for energy and alertness
    • 6g citrulline malate for pumps and long lasting endurance
    • 2.4g beta alanine for endurance and strength


    • Only uses caffeine for energy

    2. C4 Ultimate by Cellucor

    We've always like C4 as it's been understood as a simple nitric oxide booster and energy enhancer. 

    But it gets better with C4 Ultimate.

    ​This latest version of C4 packs 19 (well >17 grams without fillers) grams of active ingredients that will increase pumps, mass and energy like you've never experienced from any of their versions. 

    ​For pumps, it has 1.5 grams of creatine nitrate, 6 grams of citrulline malate, 1.5 grams of nitrosigine, and it tops it off with a gram of arginine AKG.

    Pretty hardcore right?

    We haven't even got to the best part yet...

    For energy it has 300mg caffeine, TeaCrine, yohimbine, and a couple of others that you would never see combined in pre workouts. ​

    So if you're looking for off the wall energy, powerful pumps and strong nootropics, you'll want to stop looking beyond C4 Ultimate. ​


    • Various nitric oxide boosters
    • Nootropics for focus and mind to muscle connection
    • Mix of stimulants for long lasting energy
    • Mostly disclosed and generously dosed ingredients


    • Price is high
    • Small proprietary blend

    1. Bullnox by Betancourt Nutrition

    See that bull? That describes Bullnox perfectly.

    If the Hulk had a supplement company and he made a pre workout, this would be it... probably. 

    Bullnox is unlikely to do much to your testosterone levels but it still ignites a mix feeling of anger and frustration.

    It's strange since most of the ingredients here are probably underdosed.

    Very few pre's can claim that they have testosterone support, though you shouldn't expect yourself to take cycle support with Bullnox. ​

    This literally puts you in the beast mode mindset and drives motivation through the roof.

    Tolerance can be an issue too though so it's best to take a break from this if you don't find yourself responding to it as you did the first time. ​


    • Aggression and motivation increase
    • Great focus
    • Various ingredients to boost performance
    • Carbs for additional energy


    • Tolerance can build up quickly
    • Proprietary blend

    So you're serious about training and want something you can take both long term and is sustainable for your mind and body (because you also may be drug tested so this list is for you).

    These mass builders give strong energy and focus but will definitely provide the edge you need to enhance not only your mind but your body's performance as well. ​

    The Guide To Cycling Pre Workouts

    Before I say anything, even advanced bodybuilders will opt for a stim-free pre workout as they know it's not about the heart attacks, but more about the gains and performance.

    The roller coaster of energy is not worth the withdrawals...

    So this here is a serious matter.

    Most people will happily go day to day, survive their hectic and stressful lives with stress inducing stimulants. 

    Those stress inducing stimulants will have your heart pumping harder than ever, your stress levels will be higher and you'd certainly be sleep deprived. ​

    Now for us bodybuilders, our lives are already full of stress already and though training has us feeling happy, we're not allowing our bodies to get full REM sleep cycles.

    So when it comes to cycling supplements, you should most certainly be cycling pre workouts (with stimulants).

    Creatine does not need to be loaded nor cycled, but you need to take 3-5 grams a day for proper maintenance. ​

    Should You Cycle Stimulants?

    Most certainly yes.

    Remember the first time you took your first pre workout? Maybe it barely had stimulants, but it certainly had you jumping from one set to the next with barely any rest.

    And after months and months of sipping on pwo's, you've got yourself asking...

    "Why isn't it working as well as it did the first time? Should I be switching pre workouts?"

    And there begins the hardcore stim user who is soon asking what's stronger than Mr. Hyde and why C4 is the worst pre out there. ​

    Tolerance. It ain't pretty.

    Most people don't read into the labels of pre workouts but they clearly state "do not use more than 4-6 weeks".

    They don't mean don't use "Mr Hyde" for more than 4-6 weeks, they mean lay off the stims!​

    What happens when you need more than 300mg of caffeine?

    It's just not sustainable...​

    What Other Bodybuilders Say About Cycling

    Don't take my word for it.

    All kinds of people are talking about cycling pre workouts, even the HodgeTwins.

    How Should You Start Cycling?

    A simple 1 to 2 week off stimulants will have you feeling amped when you have your pre workout again. 

    It takes 24 to 48 hours for the withdrawals to start, and it hits its peak at around 4 days.

    So really if you only take your pre workout 2-3 times a week, and assuming it's got moderate stimulants (less than 300mg of caffeine and less than 50mg of other stimulants generally), you should be okay ​for up to 8 weeks.

    But if you're taking stim-heavy pre workouts 3-4 times a week with coffee / other stimulants and haven't taken a break for more than 4 weeks, then it's truly time to take a 1-2 week break.

    This really needs an article on it's own as this is general advice.

    Bottom line is if you want your pre workouts to hit hard for those demanding workouts, then you need to use those pre workouts only for those sessions. 

    Try using a stim-free pre workout as that will still have strong performance enhancing ingredients.

    You can still use a bit of caffeine (50mg to 150mg) if you're truly sluggish without it.

    What Does The Future Hold For Pre Workouts?

    These types of pre workouts will always have their place in the industry.

    But I can see a shift from caffeine to other stimulants.

    Caffeine is overrated and Craze (though possibly contained ETH) and many other pre workouts has proved that to us.

    Check out the best pre workouts for muscle gains if you're sick of stimmed up pre workouts.

    Leave a comment below, let me know what you think of these pre workouts or if I missed any...

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