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17+ Hardcore Pre Workouts For The Strongest Energy (Stim Junkies Approved 2023)

by Nader Qudimat
Updated January 5, 2023

The strongest pre-workouts are listed here. 

If you’re a beginner or have only been using a 100-200mg caffeine pre-workout, then you’re in the wrong place. 

Here is the top-tier list of the strongest pre-workouts available today: 

Strong (but Yohimbine)
Dark Energy Copy
Cleanest
4.4
4.5
5.0
$49.49
$58
$59.99
Highlights:
  • High dose of yohimbine (15mg)
  • Mixes DMHA, DMAA & more
  • Helps with fat loss
Highlights:
  • Hybrid of DMAA and DMHA
  • Feel good euphoria
  • Nootropics for focus
Highlights:
  • Incredible for endurance and strength
  • Free of banned-substance
  • Super clean formula for athletes
Stimulants:
200mg DMHA, 100mg DMAA, 300mg Caffeine, 250mg Eria Jarensis, 50mg Synephrine, 50mg Hordenine, 10mg Yohimbine, 3mg Alpha Yohimbine
Stimulants:
350mg Caffeine, 200mg DMHA, 100mg DMAA
Stimulants:
388mg Caffeine, 100mg AmaTea
Discount code:
FITFREK
Discount code:
FITFREK
Discount code:
(N/A)
Strong (but Yohimbine)
4.4
$49.49
Highlights:
  • High dose of yohimbine (15mg)
  • Mixes DMHA, DMAA & more
  • Helps with fat loss
Stimulants:
200mg DMHA, 100mg DMAA, 300mg Caffeine, 250mg Eria Jarensis, 50mg Synephrine, 50mg Hordenine, 10mg Yohimbine, 3mg Alpha Yohimbine
Discount code:
FITFREK
Dark Energy Copy
4.5
$58
Highlights:
  • Hybrid of DMAA and DMHA
  • Feel good euphoria
  • Nootropics for focus
Stimulants:
350mg Caffeine, 200mg DMHA, 100mg DMAA
Discount code:
FITFREK
Cleanest
5.0
$59.99
Highlights:
  • Incredible for endurance and strength
  • Free of banned-substance
  • Super clean formula for athletes
Stimulants:
388mg Caffeine, 100mg AmaTea
Discount code:
(N/A)

Looking for the latest and hardest-hitting pre-workouts?

Then here’s a list of the newest potent options to date:

INSANE STIM-JUNKIE PWO
MOOD ELEVATION
STRONG ENERGY
CONSISTENT ENERGY
AGGRESSIVE PRE
LIGHT EUPHORIA
INSANE STIM-JUNKIE PWO
4.7
Stimulants:
500mg NeuroPEA, 450mg Caffeine, 400mg DMHA, 100mg Di-Caffeine Malate, 100mg Epicatechin, 100mg Theophylline Anhydrous, 100mg CocoaBurn, 3mg Yohimbine, 2mg Alpha Yohimbine
MOOD ELEVATION
4.3
Stimulants:
400mg Caffeine, 200mg DMHA, 150mg Theobromine, 100mg Eria Jarensis
STRONG ENERGY
4.5
Stimulants:
400mg Caffeine, 250mg DMHA, 125mg Eria Jarensis, 75mg Synephrine, 50mg Theobromine, 2mg Yohimbine
CONSISTENT ENERGY
4.3
Stimulants:
325mg Caffeine, 200mg DMHA, 200mg Theobromine, 150mg Eria Jarensis, 1.5mg Alpha Yohimbine
AGGRESSIVE PRE
4.6
Stimulants:
400mg Caffeine, 350mg Eria Jarensis, 50mg Halostachine, 25mg N-Isopropylnorsynephrine
LIGHT EUPHORIA
4.2
Stimulants:
350mg Caffeine, 80mg DMAA, 75mg DMHA

The above list shows you the best pre-workouts this month, while the list below will show you the complete list.

URGENCY
The Power by Badass Labz

The Power is easily one of the most urgent pre workouts we've come across.

Urgency, aggressiveness and focus are the highlights of this pre workout.

Although it's DMHA based, it definitely feels like something more.

Another store that has this is SuppsCentral.

Highlights:
  • Aggressive energy and motivation
  • Strong urgency
  • Lasts for a few hours
Ingredients: Citrulline, Beta Alanine, Agmatine, L Tyrosine, L-Dopa, N-Acetyl-L-Carnitine HCL, Alpha GPC, Phosphatidyl Serine, Bacopa Monniera Leaf Extract
Stimulants: Caffeine, DMHA, Eria Jarensis, Hordenine, Alpha Yohimbine, l-Phenylalanine, Theobromine
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ENERGY & MOOD
Zeus Pre Workout by God Status Labz

With DMHA, GABA, and more, this is a good replacement for Dark Energy.

If you really wanted to make it like Dark Energy, you could add in your own DMAA from BulkStimulants and it would be exactly the same.

Nutricartel has two exclusive flavors, Godly Peach & Red Gummy, which you can find here.

SuppsCentral also carries Zeus.

Ingredients: 6g Citrulline Malate, 3.2g Beta Alanine, 2g L-Taurine, 750mg DMAE, 50mg GABA, 50mg Vitamin B6
Stimulants: 400mg Caffeine, 350mg Beta PEA, 250mg Eria Jarensis, 200mg DMHA, 50mg Hordenine
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SPECIAL EDITION
Bulk Black by Transparent Labs

If you want a daily driver pre workout with 300mg caffeine, featuring a fully transparent and legit label, then consider this limited edition pre workout from Transparent Labs, Bulk Black.

Highlights:
  • Long lasting energy
  • Two forms of caffeine
  • Increases focus and mental functions
Ingredients: 8g Citrulline malate, 4g Beta Alanine, 2.5g Betaine Anhydrous, 1.3g Taurine, 1g Tyrosine, 300mg AlphaSize, 200mg Theanine, 50mg Astragin, 3mg Boron Citrate
Stimulants: 275mg Caffeine, 50mg Theobromine, 30mg DiCaffeine Malate
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INTENSE ENERGY
Helios Limited Edition by DNM Nutra

Helios delivers superb focus, mood elevation, and intense energy without side effects.

Highlights:
  • All day energy
  • Super strong pre-workout
  • Made for stim-junkies
Ingredients: 3g Beta Alanine, 2g Citrulline, 1g Choline Bitartrate, 300mg Glucuronolactone, 250mg N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine, 20mg Huperzine
Stimulants: 400mg Caffeine, 300mg Eria Jarensis, 300mg DMHA, 100mg Octopamine, 100mg Theobromine, 3mg Yohimbine
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STRONG FOCUS
Crack Reloaded by Dark Labs

Coming out of the Polish company, Dark Labs, Crack Reloaded is the first pre workout without DMAA and DMHA.

It's loaded with 500mg eria jarensis, and a load of stimulants to help provide aggressive focus along with decent pumps.

Also available from this store and here, as well as MySupplementPlug, and SuppsCentral.

Highlights:
  • Strong focus and energy
  • Solid mix of nootropics
  • Long lasting
Ingredients: 6g Citrulline Malate, 3.2g Beta Alanine, 1g Choline Bitartrate, 1g Agmatine Sulfate, 1g Lion's Mane, 600mg Alpha Gpc 50%, 100mcg Huperzia Serrata
Stimulants: 500mg Beta-Phenylethylamine, 500mg Eria Jarensis, 350mg Caffeine, 150mg Caffeine Citrate, 100mg Dicaffeine Malate, 100mg Theobromine HCL, 50mg Isopropylnorsynephrine, 30mg Noopept, 2mg Alpha Yohimbine
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DMAA + PUMPS
Crack by Dark Labs

This pre-workout appears to be sold out everywhere, but you may be lucky to find one in stock by clicking here. It'll be back in stock around February for the U.S. We recommend Crack Reloaded, or check out more DMAA pre-workouts. Crack packs 120mg DMAA along with nitrates and nitric oxide boosters.

Highlights:
  • Strongest DMAA pwo available
  • Legit company and label
  • Strong pumps and formula
Ingredients: 8g Citrulline Malate, 3g Beta Alanine, 1.5g Agmatine Sulfate, 1g Ariginine Nitrate, 1g Beet Root Powder, 500mg Choline Bitartrate, 250mg L-Norvaline, 25mg Sceletium Tortuosum Extract, 15mg Grains Of Paradise
Stimulants: 400mg Caffeine, 120mg DMAA
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MOST COMPLETE
Double Impact v2 by Apollon Nutrition

Apollon Nutrition is the go to for the most complete pre workouts.

Double Impact v2 is the latest mix of Hooligan and Assassin in one pre workout.

Highlights:
  • Incredible list of ingredients
  • Increases performance and energy
  • Huge scoops
Ingredients: 7g Citrulline, 3.5g Beta Alanine, 2.5g Betaine Anhydrous, 2g Tyrosine, 1.5g Agmatine Sulfate, 1g Lion's Mane Extract, 600mg Alpha GPC, 300mg Himalayan Pink Salt, 300mg Rhodiola Rosea Extract, 150mg ElevATP, 50mg AstraGin, 30mg Noopept
Stimulants: 500mg Beta Phenylethylamine HCl, 450mg Caffeine Anhydrous, 300mg Eria Jarensis, 300mg Juglans Regia Extract (DMHA), 300mg Theobromine, 200mg Di-Caffeine Malate, 75mg Hordenine HCl
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SUSTAINED ENERGY
Smack by Vices & Vibes

Smack is a productive pre workout with steady mood elevation and a great combination of ingredients to provide strong long lasting energy and pumps.

Ingredients: 6g Citrulline Malate, 3.2g Beta Alanine, 1g Agmatine Sulfate, 1g Tyrosine, 1g Choline L-Bitartrate, 350mg Caffeine, 25mg Noopept, 20mg Isopropylnorsynephrine, 5mg Black Pepper Extract
Stimulants: 300mg DMHA (2-Amino-5-Methylhexane), 250mg Eria Jarensis
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PUMPS
El Jefe LTD by ASC Supplements

El Jefe LTD is the 3rd limited edition pre workout coming from ASC Supplements.

Highlights:
  • Strong ergogenic blend
  • Wide mix of stimulants
  • Increases pump and muscle hardness
Ingredients: 7g Citrulline Malate, 4g Beta Alanine, 3g Betaine Anhydrous, 2g Taurine, 508mg VasoDrive-AP, DMAE Bitartrate, 10mg Bioperine
Stimulants: DMHA, Eria Jarensis, Theobromine, Caffeine Citrate, Caffiene Malate, Higenamine, Halostachys, Citrus Aurantium, Yohimbine, Alpha Yohimbine
Discount code: FITFREK
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ULTRA STRONG
Apollon Nutrition Hooligan

Hooligan is the caffeine powered pre workout from Apollon Nutrition and it doesn't use any exotic stimulants.

Highlights:
  • Strongest pre workout without exotic stimulants
  • Potent formula for energy and focus
  • Increases performance
Ingredients: 7g Citrulline, 3.5g Beta Alanine, 2.5g Betaine Anhydrous, 2g Tyrosine, 1.5g Agmatine, 1g Lion's Mane, 600mg Alpha GPC 50%, 250mg Himalayan Salt, 200mg Rhodiola Rosea, 150mg elevATP, 50mg AstraGin
Stimulants: 450mg Caffeine Anhydrous, 500mg Theobromine, 200mg Caffeine Malate (600mg total caffeine)
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Well Rounded DMHA Pwo
Assassin v7 by Apollon Nutrition

Assassin v7 is the next best pre workout coming from Apollon Nutrition

Highlights:
  • Massive formula of ergogenic aids and stims
  • Long lasting energy (literally all day)
  • Half scoop is enough for most people
Ingredients: 4g Citrulline, 3.5g Beta Alanine, 2.5g Betaine Anhydrous, 2g Tyrosine, 1g Agmatine, 1g Lion's Mane, 300mg Grape Seed Extract, 50mg AstraGin, 30mg Noopept
Stimulants: 500mg PEA, 300mg Eria Jarensis, 450mg Caffeine Anhydrous, 200mg Di-Caffeine Malate, 75mg Higenamine, 75mg Hordenine, 2mg Yohimbine, 1.5mg Alpha Yohimbine
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Euphoria and Motivation
Flame v2 by Dark Labs

Flame contains a high amount of exotic stimulants but without overdoing it.

From 300mg Eria Jarensis, to 300mg theobroma, 400mg caffeine, and 300mg DMHA.

This is an excellent choice for smooth energy and mood elevation.

Another store that has it can be found here.

Highlights:
  • Big dose of PEA for euphoria
  • Hard hitting energy
  • Perfect amount of caffeine
Ingredients: 1.5g Agmatine Sulfate, 10mg Black Pepper Extract
Stimulants: 500mg BPEA, 300mg Eria Jarensis, 300mg Theobromine, 300mg Caffeine Anhydrous, 300mg DMHA, 100mg Caffeine Citrate, 25mg Isopropylnorsynephrine, 25mg Naringin Extract, 1.5mg Alpha Yohimbine
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PUMPS & ENERGY
Wrecked by Huge Nutrition

Wrecked is one of the few pre-workouts with 8g of pure citrulline and it packs over 30g of ingredients per serving. Currently, they are running a huge 30% off sale, use discount code FITFREK to save even more.

Highlights:
  • Big doses of nitric oxide boosters
  • Long lasting pumps and energy
  • Enhances mood
Ingredients: 8g Citrulline, 4g Hydromax, 3.5g Beta Alanine, 3g Betaine Anhydrous, 3g Malic Acid, 1.5g Agmatine, 1.5g Tyrosine, 600mg Alpha GPC 50%, 600mg Lion's Mane, 196mg Himalayan Pink Salt, 75mg S7, 10mg Black Pepper Extract
Stimulants: 250mg Caffeine, 250mg Eria Jarensis, 150mg Theobromine, 100mg DiCaffeine Malate, 1mg Alpha Yohimbine
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Happy Mood Pre Workout
Gulag by Just Vibes

Gulag is a surprising new comer that can give some crazy mood uplift that is rarely experienced with pre workouts, and although it has a prop blend, caffeine is dosed around 300mg per scoop.

Highlights:
  • Around 300mg of caffeine per scoop
  • Strong euphoria and mood boost
  • Increases energy
Ingredients: 6g Citrulline Malate, 3.2g Beta Alanine, 1.5g Agmatine
Stimulants: 250mg caffeine, Guarana Seed Extract, 2-Amino-6-Methylheptane, Synephrine, Alpha Yohimbine
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AGGRESSIVE PRE
Wrecked Enraged by Huge Nutrition

Wrecked Enraged is the stim junkies version of the original Wrecked, with 400mg of caffeine and a bunch of stims that'll get you in an aggressive motivated mood. Currently, this is 30% off, use discount code FITFREK to get a bonus 10% off.

Highlights:
  • Aggressive energy
  • Potent mix of stims
  • Strong nootropic mix
Ingredients: 4g Beta Alanine, 1g Alpha GPC 50%, 35mg Huperzine A 1%, 10mg Black Pepper Extract
Stimulants: 400mg Caffeine, 350mg Eria Jarensis, 50mg Halostachine, 25mg N-Isopropylnorsynephrine
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DMAA / DMHA HYBRID
Wild Fire Pre Workout by SoCal Supps

Made our top list for DMAA supplements. This is the next best thing to Dark Energy, the feeling is very similar!

Wild Fire is quite close to what Crack Gold was, with both DMHA and DMAA, it's an ultra-strong pre-workout. It also has 350mg caffeine and a good nice dose of citrulline for pumps.

Highlights:
  • Super strong formula
  • Long lasting energy
  • Nootropics for strong focus
Ingredients: 6g Citrulline, 3g Beta Alanine, 1g Agmatine, 500mg Taurine, 500mg DMAE, 350mg Theanine, 200mg Alpha GPC, 50mg Pink Himalayan Salt, 10mg Bioperine, 350mcg Huperzine
Stimulants: 350mg Caffeine, 200mg DMHA, 100mg DMAA
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WITH DMHA / DMAA
Crack Gold Pre-Workout by Dark Labs

Back in stock but in very limited quantity and expensive. Check out this list for alternatives. Crack Gold is a mix of potential performance enhancers along with both DMHA and DMAA. Discount codes won't work here.

Highlights:
  • Very strong energy
  • High caffeine dosage
  • Mix of exotic stims
Ingredients: 5g Citrulline Malate, 2g Beta Alanine, 1g Agmatine, 500mg Alpha GPC, N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine, 10mg Black Pepper Extract
Stimulants: 300mg Caffeine Anhydrous, 200mg Caffeine Citrate, 300mg Eria Jarensis, 200mg DMHA, 100mg DMAA, 50mg Hordenine, 1mg Alpha Yohimbine.
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High DMAA Content and Energy
Final Call by BS Supplements

While this is a high energy pre workout, the DMAA content is questionable as it's barely felt.

Highlights:
  • 300mg Caffeine
  • 115mg DMAA
  • 25mg Ephedra Extract
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Ingredients: 3.2g beta alanine, 1.5g agmatine, 600mg alpha GPC, 500mg L-Norvaline
Stimulants: 300mg Caffeine, 115mg DMAA, 30mg Isopropylnorsynpherine, 30mg Juniper Berry, 25mg Ephedra Extract, 10mg Hordenine
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ULTIMATE FOCUS
TimeCop Pre-Workout by Apollon Nutrition

We thought Apollon Nutrition has done it all by now. TimeCop is packed with one of the biggest formulas with nootropics and nitric oxide boosters in one blend.

Highlights:
  • Ultimate pre-workout nootropic hybrid
  • Strong focus
  • Ridiculous pumps
Ingredients: 8g Citrulline, 3.2g Beta Alanine, 2.5g Betaine Anhydrous, 2g Tyrosine, 1.5g Agmatine, 1g Lion's Mane, 750mg Phenylethylamine HCl, 600mg Alpha GPC, 508mg VasoDrive-AP, 300mg Rhodiola, 300mg Himalayan Salt, 50mg AstraGin, 30mg Noopept
Stimulants: 400mg Caffeine, 300mg Eria Jarensis, 200mg Di-Caffeine Malate, 100mg CoffeeBerry, 100mg Hordenine, 1.5mg Alpha Yohimbine
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STRONG ENERGY
Chaotic Rage Pre Workout by Madhouse Supplements

Chaotic Rage is made to break PR's although the label doesn't look overwhelming, it is a strong pre-workout that gives good euphoria and focus along with super good energy.

Highlights:
  • Elevates mood and motivation
  • Increases energy and focus
  • 30 full servings
Ingredients: 5g Citrulline Malate, 3.5g Beta Alanine, 350mg Tyrosine, 200mg Choline Bitartrate, 3mg Huperzine
Stimulants: 400mg Caffeine, 250mg DMHA, 125mg Eria Jarensis, 75mg Synephrine, 50mg Theobromine, 2mg Yohimbine
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I personally tested hundreds of pre-workouts and have researched for months on the lookout for the best.

If you prefer a video version, check this out. 

If you want daily drivers, then check out our other ranking list.

If you want something without insane energy and made for beginners, then check this. 

Our two favorite pre-workouts for daily usage are Wrecked and Bulk.

Most of the coupon codes for any recommendations we make should either be FitFrek (or FitFrek10).

You can stack any of these pre-workouts with a non-stim nitric oxide booster.

For more discounts and special deals, check out this page.

So if you're looking for the strongest pre workouts, you're in the right place...

Other good products to the stack are any of these anabolic supplements, or these muscle building stacks

Some new and upcoming strong pre-workouts are being considered to be on this list, they include:

Want to know the difference between DMAA and DMHA?  

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MOOD ENHANCER

Flame by Dark Labs

Euphoria and Motivation
Flame v2 by Dark Labs

Flame contains a high amount of exotic stimulants but without overdoing it.

From 300mg Eria Jarensis, to 300mg theobroma, 400mg caffeine, and 300mg DMHA.

This is an excellent choice for smooth energy and mood elevation.

Another store that has it can be found here.

Highlights:
  • Big dose of PEA for euphoria
  • Hard hitting energy
  • Perfect amount of caffeine
Ingredients: 1.5g Agmatine Sulfate, 10mg Black Pepper Extract
Stimulants: 500mg BPEA, 300mg Eria Jarensis, 300mg Theobromine, 300mg Caffeine Anhydrous, 300mg DMHA, 100mg Caffeine Citrate, 25mg Isopropylnorsynephrine, 25mg Naringin Extract, 1.5mg Alpha Yohimbine
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If you like Eria Jarensis, then you'll like Flame. 

You've never seen this much eria jarensis combined with BPEA, leading to some potent euphoria and mood enhancements.

Dark Labs makes insanely strong pre-workouts and they've been successfully bringing the heat by creating potent formulas.

Herolean is one of them.

Flame is one of the pre-workouts offered by Dark Labs and it's a strong formula powered by dosages that we haven't seen before.

It's packed with 300mg eria jarensis, a mood-enhancing pea variant that can work well especially when it's combined with other stimulants.

In Flame, it combines a few hard-hitting stimulants like 400mg caffeine, 300mg DMHA, 300mg Theobroma cacao extract, and much more.

Although it isn't marketed as a fat burner it would compete well because it has 75mg hordenine, 25mg naringin, and 1.5mg alpha yohimbine.

Pumps and endurance are not forgotten thanks to the big 1g dose of creatinol-o-phosphate (COP) and 1g agmatine.

Agmatine is great for pumps and it can also boost mood so it'll help you stay motivated.

As with all Dark Labs products, this is fully dosed and is super potent.

This is easily one of the best pre-workouts for mood and energy support.

Flame is a limited edition pre-workout so if you see it, buy it!

Use coupon code FITFREK, which brings the price down to $42.30

Good pumps
Enhances mood and euphoria
Increases energy and focus
Nice blend of nootropics and stimulants
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STRONG AGGRESSION & URGENCY

The "Russian" Power Pre Workout

URGENCY
The Power by Badass Labz

The Power is easily one of the most urgent pre workouts we've come across.

Urgency, aggressiveness and focus are the highlights of this pre workout.

Although it's DMHA based, it definitely feels like something more.

Another store that has this is SuppsCentral.

Highlights:
  • Aggressive energy and motivation
  • Strong urgency
  • Lasts for a few hours
Ingredients: Citrulline, Beta Alanine, Agmatine, L Tyrosine, L-Dopa, N-Acetyl-L-Carnitine HCL, Alpha GPC, Phosphatidyl Serine, Bacopa Monniera Leaf Extract
Stimulants: Caffeine, DMHA, Eria Jarensis, Hordenine, Alpha Yohimbine, l-Phenylalanine, Theobromine
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When it comes to aggressive pre-workouts, there are barely any that come to mind.

Urgency and focus are what The "Russian" Power delivers.  

Although it's made with a big proprietary blend it's a strong pre-workout.

The mix of stimulants provides various levels of energy and focus, from hard hitters to slow ones. 

So the energy is going to drive you from all levels and angles.

And although this is a stim-focused pre-workout, the pumps are still there and they are good.

The mood enhancement and cognitive function will help you move forward and grind with full force. 

Shortly after drinking this, you'll feel a sense of urgency kicking in that comes with a bit of aggression, but in a good way.

The "Russian" Power pre-workout is one of the best for its urgency-like energy and strong focus

There are no side effects, and it lasts for hours. 

In fact, after about 5-6 hours, you'll still feel fully energized and focused. 

Watch our video review here

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Over a gram of stimulants
Enhances mood and euphoria 
Increases energy and focus 
Enhances urgency
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POTENT DMHA PWO

El Jefe LTD by ASC Supplements

PUMPS
El Jefe LTD by ASC Supplements

El Jefe LTD is the 3rd limited edition pre workout coming from ASC Supplements.

Highlights:
  • Strong ergogenic blend
  • Wide mix of stimulants
  • Increases pump and muscle hardness
Ingredients: 7g Citrulline Malate, 4g Beta Alanine, 3g Betaine Anhydrous, 2g Taurine, 508mg VasoDrive-AP, DMAE Bitartrate, 10mg Bioperine
Stimulants: DMHA, Eria Jarensis, Theobromine, Caffeine Citrate, Caffiene Malate, Higenamine, Halostachys, Citrus Aurantium, Yohimbine, Alpha Yohimbine
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El Jefe is a sweet name for a pre-workout, but that's not why it's here. 

This pre-workout contains all kinds of ergogenic aids, nitric oxide boosters, and stimulants to help power you through not only your workouts but also your days. 

El Jefe is strong. 

The citrulline malate combination with 4g beta-alanine, betaine anhydrous, taurine, and 1.5g Nitrosigine will lead to some nasty pumps. 

And on top of that, there's 150mg ElevATP, to help with ATP production.

Also, there are 8 stimulants in here, including DMHA and Eria Jarensis

While these are in a prop blend, we have tried this pre-workout and it's definitely properly dosed. 

It's on par with other high DMHA and eria jarensis pre-workouts. 

It would be a nasty stack if you used ASC nitric oxide booster, which can be found here. 

Or if you wanted to add some strong non-stimulant thermogenic ingredients, you can add their Caliente.

Check out our El Jefe review here.

El Jefe on its own is a very strong pre-workout with some nice nitric oxide boosters, but combined with Sicario, especially the limited-time edition would be the ultimate pre-workout stack. 

Use discount code FITFREK.

Good pumps
Enhances mood and euphoria 
Increases energy and focus 
Nice blend of nootropics and stimulants
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DMAA & ENERGY

Final Call by BS Supplements

High DMAA Content and Energy
Final Call by BS Supplements

While this is a high energy pre workout, the DMAA content is questionable as it's barely felt.

Highlights:
  • 300mg Caffeine
  • 115mg DMAA
  • 25mg Ephedra Extract
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Ingredients: 3.2g beta alanine, 1.5g agmatine, 600mg alpha GPC, 500mg L-Norvaline
Stimulants: 300mg Caffeine, 115mg DMAA, 30mg Isopropylnorsynpherine, 30mg Juniper Berry, 25mg Ephedra Extract, 10mg Hordenine
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Similar to the best DMAA pre-workouts, this contains a high dose of DMAA at 115mg. 

Not only that, but it also has 300mg caffeine, super synephrine, juniper berry, ephedra, and hordenine. 

Hordenine will prolong the effects of the stimulants that it's taken with, so you'll be less likely to experience a crash.

Final Call is most likely just too strong for most people as it'll make you sweat buckets and feel over-energized. 

It also has a solid mix of nootropics and ergogenic aids, so pumps and nitric oxide are going to be good with this. 

High energy and focus
Strong fat burning effects
Strong stim mix
May be overwhelming
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STRONGEST WITH STANDARD STIMS

Hooligan by Apollon Nutrition

ULTRA STRONG
Apollon Nutrition Hooligan

Hooligan is the caffeine powered pre workout from Apollon Nutrition and it doesn't use any exotic stimulants.

Highlights:
  • Strongest pre workout without exotic stimulants
  • Potent formula for energy and focus
  • Increases performance
Ingredients: 7g Citrulline, 3.5g Beta Alanine, 2.5g Betaine Anhydrous, 2g Tyrosine, 1.5g Agmatine, 1g Lion's Mane, 600mg Alpha GPC 50%, 250mg Himalayan Salt, 200mg Rhodiola Rosea, 150mg elevATP, 50mg AstraGin
Stimulants: 450mg Caffeine Anhydrous, 500mg Theobromine, 200mg Caffeine Malate (600mg total caffeine)
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Hooligan is another pre-workout from Apollon Nutrition on this list. 

It's the little cousin of Assassin but it doesn't have exotic stimulants and contains the most effective ergogenic aids. 

This means you'll be getting intense pumps while providing energy that will last almost all day. 

Expect yourself to outlast everyone else in the gym with this, because endurance is crazy good too. 

It also has a decent mix of nootropics and stimulants. 

Hooligan is literally packed with the most effective ingredients to have in a pre-workout without overdoing it with anything. 

There are also a few types of caffeine to help reduce crashes and help enhance energy through different levels. 

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Enhances focus and motivation
Most complete standard pre workout to date
Expensive
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SUPER STRONG / EXOTIC STIM HYBRID

Original Crack & Crack Reloaded by Dark Labs

STRONG FOCUS
Crack Reloaded by Dark Labs

Coming out of the Polish company, Dark Labs, Crack Reloaded is the first pre workout without DMAA and DMHA.

It's loaded with 500mg eria jarensis, and a load of stimulants to help provide aggressive focus along with decent pumps.

Also available from this store and here, as well as MySupplementPlug, and SuppsCentral.

Highlights:
  • Strong focus and energy
  • Solid mix of nootropics
  • Long lasting
Ingredients: 6g Citrulline Malate, 3.2g Beta Alanine, 1g Choline Bitartrate, 1g Agmatine Sulfate, 1g Lion's Mane, 600mg Alpha Gpc 50%, 100mcg Huperzia Serrata
Stimulants: 500mg Beta-Phenylethylamine, 500mg Eria Jarensis, 350mg Caffeine, 150mg Caffeine Citrate, 100mg Dicaffeine Malate, 100mg Theobromine HCL, 50mg Isopropylnorsynephrine, 30mg Noopept, 2mg Alpha Yohimbine
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Crack Reloaded is the first of it's kind from Dark Labs.

It doesn't have DMHA or DMAA, but yet it rocks 500mg eria jarensis, a load of stims, and lots of energy to spare.

The focus is absolutely incredible, and the formula is well-built together. 

Check out my review here.

And my video review can be found here

It's full of stimulants, but it also hasn't forgotten about pumps as it has 6g citrulline malate and a full gram of agmatine sulfate.

While Crack Reloaded sounds like another reloaded and rehashed pre-workout, it's not. 

When has Dark Labs disappointed anyone?

Crack Reloaded:

  • 6g citrulline malate, 3.2g beta-alanine, 1g choline bitartrate, 1g agmatine sulfate, 1g lion's mane, 600mg alpha GPC 50%, 500mg beta-phenylethylamine, 500mg eria jarensis, 350mg caffeine, 150mg caffeine citrate, 100mg DiCaffeine malate, 100mg theobromine HCL, 50mg isopropylnorsynephrine, 30mg noopept, 2mg alpha yohimbine, 100mcg huperzia serrata

Crack Gold:

  • 5g Citrulline Malate, 2g Beta-Alanine, 1g Agmatine, 500mg Alpha GPC, 500mg N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine, 10mg Black Pepper Extract
  • 300mg caffeine anhydrous, 200mg caffeine citrate, 300mg eria jarensis, 200mg DMHA, 100mg DMAA, 50mg hordenine, 25mg naringin, 1mg alpha yohimbine

Crack Original:

  • 8g citrulline malate, 3g beta-alanine, 1.5g agmatine sulfate, 1g arginine nitrate, 1g Beet Root Powder, 500mg choline bitartrate, 250mg L-Norvaline, 25mg Sceletium Tortuosum Extract, 15mg Grains of Paradise
  • 400mg caffeine anhydrous, 120mg DMAA

And Dark Labs has other pre-workouts.

Like Flame, a DMHA pre-workout with 500mg Eria Jarensis is more focused for smooth euphoric energy.

Crack Gold has 2 strong nitric oxide boosters, along with exotic stimulants, you're looking at one of the strongest pre-workouts on the market. 

But something to be aware of is that DMAA has a bit of a risk for elevating blood pressure when going over 80mg. 

However, that becomes less of an issue as nitric oxide boosters expand blood vessels, allowing for more blood flow and oxygen to be delivered to working muscles.

There are some nitric oxide ingredients so you'll feel some nice pumps.

It includes citrulline malate, and agmatine. 

Click here to check out the original Crack

The original Crack is made for pumps, and it has really smooth energy. 

Or if you want something for fat burning, consider Herolean.

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Gold is the strongest DMHA / DMAA hybrid pre workout
Strong energy and urgency from Reloaded
Long lasting effects 
Nice blend of nootropics and stimulants 
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INTENSE FOCUS AND MOTIVATION

Assassin by Apollon Nutrition

Well Rounded DMHA Pwo
Assassin v7 by Apollon Nutrition

Assassin v7 is the next best pre workout coming from Apollon Nutrition

Highlights:
  • Massive formula of ergogenic aids and stims
  • Long lasting energy (literally all day)
  • Half scoop is enough for most people
Ingredients: 4g Citrulline, 3.5g Beta Alanine, 2.5g Betaine Anhydrous, 2g Tyrosine, 1g Agmatine, 1g Lion's Mane, 300mg Grape Seed Extract, 50mg AstraGin, 30mg Noopept
Stimulants: 500mg PEA, 300mg Eria Jarensis, 450mg Caffeine Anhydrous, 200mg Di-Caffeine Malate, 75mg Higenamine, 75mg Hordenine, 2mg Yohimbine, 1.5mg Alpha Yohimbine
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Assassin v7 is the latest pre-workout from Apollon Nutrition.

From the things you wouldn't expect, like 2 forms of caffeine, to a huge 4g dose of citrulline, 3.5g beta-alanine, 2.5g betaine, and more, Assassin is a monster of a formula.

The stimulant blend contains quite a few stims similar to Double Impact...

Including 650mg caffeine and 300mg eria jarensis, but it goes beyond caffeine with 300mg DMHA and 500mg Phenylethylamine.

These 2 ingredients, along with the nootropics and ergogenic aids have very strong mental supporting benefits.

The big 200mg dose of di-caffeine malate will help prolong these effects, along with the benefit of making the stimulants last longer.

For nitric oxide, it has 4g citrulline, 2.5g betaine anhydrous, and 1g agmatine.

In comparison, Hooligan is great if you're looking for solid energy without exotic stimulants, and if you want to go all out, then go with Assassin v7.

And Apollon just keeps coming out with new flavors for this version. 

Recently, a new NutriCartel version just came out, the Cherry Cola version. 

Deciding between Assassin and Hooligan might be a tough choice.

But what if you could have both?

Assassin is meant to be taken for the hardest workouts, whether you're trying to break your PR for compound lifts or lift high volume, like bodybuilding style, this is the perfect pre-workout to use.

Assassin is easily one of the best pre-workouts for all-around energy, pumps, and mood support.

The difference between Assassin and Hooligan is that Assassin is more of a stim junkie type of pre-workout if you're looking for the strongest energy and focus. 

Assassin is meant to be taken for the hardest workouts, whether you're trying to break your PR for compound lifts or lift high volume, like bodybuilding style, this is the perfect pre-workout to use. 

Check out the ingredient breakdown here. 

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Strongest DMHA pre workout
Big 18.7g servings with high quality ingredients
Excellent mood and motivation support 
Limited availability 
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MOST EXPENSIVE

Excelsior by Imperial Nutrition

ALMOST BANNED
Excelsior by Imperial Nutrition

Excelsior has been one of the harder pre workouts to find due to it's supply shortage.

This has been the strongest pre workouts over the past few years but recently it's been hard to recommend because of it's shortage.

BANNED PRE WORKOUTS
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Update November 2021 - September 2022: It's been nearly a year since Excelsior hasn't been available in the U.S.  It's time to consider the alternatives. Check out Gulag, a mood enhancing pre workout

Or check out the list of where to buy banned pre-workouts. 

But meanwhile, we have found something comparable, and maybe even better because it's half the price of Excelsior: check out Phenta Plex.

With Phenta Plex, you'll get crazy strong energy and focus for more than 10 hours at a time. 

You can get Plex from here.

Or check out Power by Badass Labz, which feels much stronger than an actual pre-workout with DMHA and caffeine. 

Excelsior can also be found in the UK but it's nearly $100...

Back to Excelsior...

Looking for euphoria? Strong but steady energy? Build up of focus and racing thoughts?

Craze Driven Sports fans, look no further.

This has the same focus and energy that the original Craze had.

No, we're not referring to the reformulated versions like Craze V2, or CRZ OG.

We're talking about the original Craze. The OG.

Excelsior has a similar euphoric feel as the original Craze once had.

The same build-up of energy, the same happy “feels” and you won't want to leave the gym.

The energy lasts for hours.

People report they can't sleep if they take it after 3 pm (again similar to what Craze users reported).

I personally can't sleep until 3 am if I take it after 12 pm.

While it has DMHA and a few other ingredients, it is nothing like any other product that has similar ingredients.

And the appetite suppression is incredibly strong.

Pizza will no longer be appealing, and forget the craving for junk food.

You'll probably forget to eat.

There's definitely something more than the ingredient label shows. 

The feeling is sort of like an amphetamine type feel, with a ton of focus and a speedy feeling to it. 

There's a bit of a mood uplift, but there's also a crash after a few hours.

I wouldn't take this more than once a month because honestly it's strong in effects and I don't think it's worth risking my well-being

Expect to pay around 50 (or about 60-70 if you're outside the US)

That's around $1.5 per serving.

It's worth it for some feel-good energy and motivation.

But if you're prone to depression, you may want to look for another pre-workout because once you've used a lot of Excelsior, you'll be going through some nasty withdrawals.

This is why you should limit usage or not use it at all if you know you can't help it. 

It's available worldwide, throughout the UK and the US.

Try Excelsior and look no further, before you find this Craze replacement gone.

(If you're from the UK or live near it, check it out in this UK store)

Or alternatively, you can get it from MusclePlayers. 

If you're prone to depression, I recommend trying something else as this may have a strong crash after a few hours.

This is only for experienced users who know what they are doing.

If you're ordering this in April 2021 and beyond, you're getting a fresh batch.

It may be the same exact feeling or it may be altered in a way. 

Long lasting energy
Compares to Craze v1
Increases energy and focus 
Produces an overwhelming feeling of energy and motivation
Various stimulants without being overly dependent on caffeine
Affects sleep quality if taken 10+ hours before sleep
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MAKES ANY PRE WORKOUT STRONGER

Bulk DMAA by Bulk Stimulants

VERSATILE
Bulk DMAA Powder (1,3 Dimethylamylamine)

Turn any caffeinated pre workout into an exotic one with bulk DMAA from BulkStimulants.

The only downside is that you need a milligram scale or you won't be able to accurately measure it but you'll have months worth of DMAA.

This is the same site that supplies the mood enhancing Eria Jarensis, and the aggressive stimulant Amp Citrate.

Highlights:
  • Strongest exotic stimulant
  • Effective at small doses (50-70mg)
  • Lasts for months
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DMAA (1,3-Dimethylamylamine)

So you want to turn any pre-workout into a DMAA one?

Then this is the choice for you.

With pure bulk DMAA, or with DMHA, you can turn any pre-workout into a potent one.

Or you can make your own by buying bulk powders, including caffeine.

It's the one and only as no other vendor sells exotic stimulants like this. 

Use a milligram scale like this one because the 5mg scoop it comes with is basically useless, the powder can clump up, and with something as strong as DMAA, you need to be as precise as possible. 

Now with DMAA, you can take anywhere from 20mg to 75mg (safely, without elevating blood pressure) and you'll feel the effects elevate around 60 minutes after consuming. 

It'll last for 4 hours, and you'll feel an increase of energy, stronger than caffeine of course, and along with that, you'll feel more motivated, clear-minded, and stimulated. 

This is a good chance to buy DMAA in bulk so you can have it in storage for a long time, and you can turn any boring pre-workout into an exotic one with this. 

For example, any of these beginner-friendly pre workouts would be great with about 50-70mg DMAA or 200mg DMHA. 

Just remember to be safe and use a milligram scale. 

Similarly, you can get DMHA and eria jarensis from the same store. 

Of course, this is only meant for people who know what they are doing and have a measuring scale.

You can't eye out the servings, you need a scale. 

As I've shared in my review, you'll want to use it in pre-workouts that don't already have DMAA. 

Learn more about BulkStimulants here

Enhances mood and euphoria 
Long lasting (140 to 200 servings)
Nice blend of nootropics and stimulants 
Requires scale 
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What Are The Strongest Pre Workouts?

To recap, here are the strongest pre workouts...

This is what we think are the best of the best:

These are all pre workouts that have above average amounts of energy, and most of them are monstrous when it comes to dosages.

There are also quite a few pre workouts that didn't make the cut. But if you're looking for pre workouts for sustainable, daily use, then check out this list. 

Pre Workout Buying Guide

A strong pre-workout isn't always ideal.

Bodybuilders will often go for a stim-free pre-workout so they can work out for hours without the dreaded crash or blood constriction of stimulants.

The roller coaster of energy is not worth the withdrawals…

If you're looking for pre-workouts for teens, then check out this list.

So this here is a serious matter.

Most people will happily go day to day and 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).

If you're not already taking your basic supplements like ZMA and creatine, then you might not be making the most out of these pre-workouts.

Magnesium can potentiate the effects of caffeine (and other drugs) it's an NMDA antagonist.

Strongest Pre Workout Ingredients 

These are the most important ingredients in strong pre-workouts that support mood, motivation, and energy. 

Caffeine

Caffeine is one of the most proven and researched stimulants in pre-workouts.

It's a common ingredient and it's the driving force behind any pre-workout that isn't stim-free.

Caffeine is an energy booster and it can also enhance focus, alertness, and even fat loss. [12]

Research has also found caffeine to increase metabolism and suppress appetite. [3]

Any dose from 40 to 300mg can improve mental function, while doses higher than 200mg will enhance physical function. [4]

Typically research recommends anywhere from 5mg to 6mg per kg of body weight can increase performance.

That's about 380mg of caffeine for someone who weighs 165 lbs. [5]

The normal form of caffeine is quick to digest but there are also other forms that vary in speed.

Caffeine citrate is supposed to be faster acting than regular caffeine, while caffeine malate is the slowest digesting.

Typically pre-workouts will have multiple forms of caffeine to ensure a steady flow of fast and slow-digesting energy.

DMAA

We have an entire guide on DMAA here.

This is a stimulant that's supposed to be banned but it's still widely available on the market.

As of 2021, Dark Energy and Static Labz are completely discontinued as it's rumored that they've been raided by the FDA.

DMAA is known as 1,3-Dimethylamylamine, and it's an extract of geranium.

It's a stimulant that's commonly used in strong pre-workouts.

It's been promoted and marketed as a fat-burning ingredient but the energy effects are where this stimulant shines.

How it works exactly is unknown but it's understood that it imitates adrenaline and can increase dopamine production. [6]

DMHA

DMHA is known as 2-aminoisoheptane and it belongs to a class of aliphatic amines.

Sometimes it's labeled as plain DMHA, but there are really 2 forms of this stimulant and that's 2-amino-5-methylheptane and 2-amino-6-methylheptane.

The euphoric form leans more on the side of 2-amino-5 while 2-amino-6-methylheptane is provides aggressive energy.

This is still a fairly new stimulant but the accepted dose is anywhere from 100-150mg, while some pre-workouts go as high as 200-300mg.

Eria Jarensis

Eria jarensis is a PEA-based ingredient that's standardized to the constituent n-phenethyl dimethylamine (n-methyl-pea)

It functions as a potent neuromodulator and it provides some nice smooth but strong euphoria.

Doses can vary from 150 to 200mg but some pre-workouts have gone as high as 500mg.

Again there isn't enough research to state a safe dosage.

Tyrosine

Tyrosine is a precursor to the most important neurotransmitters like dopamine, epinephrine, and norepinephrine) [7]

It can alleviate stress and help you handle stressful situations better. [89

This ingredient is important to have for maximum energy which is why it's often used alongside caffeine since caffeine can release these neurotransmitters and tyrosine can help produce them. [10]

FAQ's

What's The Best Replacement For Craze? 

We've found a pre-workout that just may replace Craze.

You can see it here.

After years of searching and going through many pre-workouts…

None of them ever came close, not even Driven Sport's latest Frenzy (and forget about Craze V2)

Craze was the only pre-workout that could produce that awesome tunnel focus along with strong euphoria, although there were more than likely to be banned substances in it.

So you'd like to have some of that tunnel focus again, which is possible, though the euphoria aka “feel good energy” may not be there.

Check out the list for the best alternative for Craze.

It definitely has something that's not listed on the profile. 

Pre-Workouts We Don't Recommend:

Our least favorite (the worst you can get), is 4 Gauge (laughable dosages) and Yeah Buddy (sorry Ronnie, but this is just caffeine with everything else being under-dosed). 

Ronnie's Yeah Buddy is better than 4 Gauge, but it still could use a few major tweaks, and it would probably be better the better choice compared to a cup of coffee.

You're better off making your own pre workout than buying those.  

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…

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 its own as this is general advice.

The 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.

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 a type of amphetamine) and many other pre-workouts have proved that it's possible to have a potent pre-workout without reliance on caffeine.

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

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

Remember to take basic supplements like ZMA and creatine to make the most out of these.

Can I Stack Pre Workouts?

You can stack any pre-workout with any stimulant-free (no caffeine) nitric oxide supplement (See our nitric oxide buying guide).

Are These Pre Workouts Optimal?

Yes and no. 

The strongest pre-workout isn't always optimal. 

Studies have shown 300mg of caffeine is the best dose for performance, but there's little research on exotic stimulants that are mixed together like these. 

How much you can handle should be assessed by taking half or less of the recommended servings. 

More is not always better. 

Advanced bodybuilders may avoid these heavy stimulant pre-workouts.

They'd opt for non-stimulant pre workouts as they won't constrict blood flow as much as these hard-hitting pre-workouts. 

Imagine trying to do 350lb squats with your heart already pounding from taking a heavy cocktail of stimulants?

So…

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.

You don't want to be a slave for stimulants. 

My advice: don't use them more than 3 times (4 max) a week or don't take them for longer than 6-8 weeks without taking 2-3 weeks off them. 

Get another pre-workout with none to moderate stimulants like Transparent Labs Bulk or any pre-workout with less than 300mg caffeine.

Because once you go off these hard hitters, you'll feel so drained and tired that you'll feel completely useless on the days that you don't take these. 

You won't even be able to do basic functions, let alone workouts. 

Limit your caffeine sources.

You don't want to have your usual cup of coffee when you take a pre-workout. 

What About Pre Workouts For Women?

If you're wondering where our “best pre-workouts for women” are, well you're already looking at the right list.

There's no such thing as a pre-workout for women.

Would Starbucks label a cup of coffee for women/men?

If you can handle 300mg caffeine along with DMAA and/or other stimulants (check out our DMAA top 10 lists here) and then you're fine with any of these pre-workouts.

You should always assess your tolerance with less than half a scoop before you take a full serving of any pre-workout.

You may even benefit from just taking half servings throughout the entire bottle.

So ladies, forget the color of the bottle, don't fall for the pink labels and flashy marketing.

Just get anything that you can handle, and test it out with half a serving or even less.

What Pre-Workout Has The Highest Caffeine?

So far, Hooligan has the highest at 650mg, and it doesn't have any exotic stimulants or banned (or not approved for WADA) substances. 

What's The Best Pre Workout for Bodybuilders?

Bodybuilders typically need something for muscle building and motivation. 

Something like Hooligan would be great but Wrecked and Bulk are also good choices. 

What's The Best Pre Workout for Powerlifters?

Hooligan again would be great for powerlifters but another great choice would be Wrecked Extreme.

Which pre-workouts have been banned?

A few years back, the FDA banned Jack3d. 

Then came the ban wave on DMAA around 2017, with the FDA mostly targeting Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals and Blackstone Labs.

Now in 2021, Dark Energy and Static Labz have been raided and DMAA may be in danger. 

More DMAA products may go off the market in 2021.

Why is Caffeine Always the Primary Stimulant?

Caffeine promotes wakefulness and improves performance like no other stimulant as it's been proven time and time again for its usefulness. 

This is why it's combined with other stimulants. 

Can I take pre-workout on a full stomach?

No, we recommend waiting at least 1-2 hours after eating (depending on the meal size) before taking a pre-workout.

The ingredients are best absorbed on an empty stomach.

Can I use The Strongest Pre Workouts For Cardio?

Yes, but it wouldn't be optimal. You don't want your heart racing 100 beats per minute before you even start your cardio session. 

So taking a quarter scoop or a regular pre-workout with just caffeine would be better. 

What Are The Strongest Muscle Builders?

However, if you're looking for something hardcore, check out these lists:

Muscle Building Supplements

We don't recommend using these hardcore muscle builders if you're a beginner, or if you're under 22 years old. 

These types of pre workouts are more than enough to give you an advantage for gains with a properly designed program. 

We're not saying these will 100% work for you. But these are just buying guides with recommendations.

Even creatine, a well-researched supplement, doesn't work for some people. 

If you don't like crashes or exotic stimulants, check out either Bulk or Wrecked. (Discount code FITFREK).
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