Top Pre Workout Guide

Welcome to the winners podium for the Pre-Workout category.

Our best in breed to get the best out of your workouts.

Summary of Scores – Top 3 Pre Workouts

Our Top 3 Pre Workouts – 2019

Our current medalists…

1st - 4 Gauge

#1 4 Gauge
Gold Medal - Top Pre Workout

4 Gauge blasted it’s way into the market in 2017 and has quickly established itself as one of the leading pre-workouts.

The All Guns Blazing branding might have you expecting a stimulant laced smorgasbord with a kick like a mule … but it’s actually a lot more subtle than that

Providing a smooth delivery of energy without the crashes, it’s scientifically backed formula delivers outstanding pump, energy, focus and that all important feel-good factor.

Load Up Those Guns


  • Positive

    • No proprietary blends
    • All Natural
    • Manufactured in cGMP facility
    • Very strong formula and ingredients
    • Good value
    • Ships from US and UK
  • Negative

    • Premium product = premium price
    • Only available from manufacturer
    • No telephone support
    • Not available in a number of countries


GOLD MEDAL – A carefully considered pre-workout that offers focus, pumps and a smooth delivery of energy. Plus the feel good factor thrown in for good effect. A quality product and our current top recommended pre-workout.

Ingredients Summary

  • Smart caffeine for energy and focus
  • Creatine for power and performance
  • L-Citrulline Dl-Malate and Red Beet for muscle pump
  • Rhodiola Rosea for the feel-good factor
  • L-Carnitine to combat fatigue and muscle damage

2nd - Legion Pulse

#2 Legion Pulse
Silver Medal - Runner Up Pre Workout

Legion have gone all out with Pulse to try and offer the full package – increased energy, boost endurance, sharpen focus. All whilst using natural ingredients, flavorings and sweeteners.

They’ve got a strong ingredients list, and whilst being a bit heavy handed with some of the choices, overall this is a product that deserves to be on the podium.



  • Positive

    • No proprietary blends
    • All natural (these days)
    • 5 flavor options
    • Reputable company
  • Negative

    • Expensive
    • Heavy handed with some dosages
    • Some ingredients may cause side effects
    • Different flavors cost different prices
    • Contains Beta Alanine


SILVER MEDAL – An undeniably charming company and a product that packs the punch.

Legion Pulse will definitely get your pulse going, of that there’s no question. Whether it works for you or not is another matter, not as refined as our winner but a worthy adversary.

Ingredients Summary

  • Betaine and Beta-Alinine for muscular endurance and workload capacity
  • L-Theanine and Caffeine for focus
  • L-Taurine and Citrulline Malate for blood flow

3rd - AC8 Xtreme

#3 AC8 Xtreme
Bronze Medal - Third Placed Pre Workout

Latching onto the ‘Xtreme’ tag for thrill seeking adventure goers, AC8 pitches in with an inexpensive option to satisfy those looking to give their workouts a kick on a budget.

Coming in four fruit flavours, this budget option has the following positives and negatives.

AC8 Extreme


  • Positive

    • Reputable company
    • Vegetarian friendly
    • 4 Flavor options
    • Inexpensive
  • Negative

    • Some ingredients prone to side effects
    • High caffeine for a pre-workout
    • Contains Beta Alanine


BRONZE MEDAL – There are some good choices int this product and we like Iron Labs.

However, it is let down by the large quantities of dextrose and caffeine, whilst weighing in light on the Citrulline. However, for the price we’ve marked it in as our bronze medal winner.

Ingredients Summary

  • Creatine Monohydrate to boost endurance and lean muscle mass
  • Beta Alinine to combat muscle fatigue
  • L-Taurine and Citrulline Malate for blood flow

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