Have you ever arrived at the gym after a long day at work and just didn’t feel like being there? That’s when it’s time to reach for your pre-workout. A good pre-workout supplement should provide your body with adequate energy and focus throughout your workout. Many pre-workout formulas also promote fat loss, increased muscle volume and the “PUMP” feeling (how they do this is beyond me).
Have health concerns about taking a pre-workout? My personal recommendation, I’m no doctor, but if you have health concerns you may want to consult with your doctor before taking a pre-workout. Pre-workouts generally have large amounts of caffeine and depending on your body, you may react differentl.
Ok, lets get into the supplement review now.
What To Look For When Buying A Supplement
- Main ingredient
- Side effects
The main ingredient of this product is Creatine Nitrate (1 g per serving).
Creatine Nitrate Benefits
- Increase lean muscle mass
- Improved high intensity output
- Improved strength
- Improved power
- Improved recovery time
Cellucor C4 also packs 1.6 grams of Beta Alanine and 1 gram of Arginine AKG. Beta Alanine has been shown to increase muscular strength, mass, endurance and reduce muscle fatigue. Arginine AKG has been shown to increase nitric oxide production thus increasing the bodies ability to build mass. Please know the studies to prove the benefits of Arginine AKG are lacking. C4 also contains an “Explosive Energy Blend”. You will find these “Blends” in many pre-workouts, the main ingredient I look for though is caffeine. This product contains 135 mg of caffeine. Moving on to the taste, my favorite would have to be Icy Blue Razz. Basically tastes like a pixie stick, that’s the best comparison I can give you. As for side effects, I haven’t experienced any negative side effects from taking this product. I have heard people complain about a “tingling” feeling after taking C4. Lastly, this pre-workout costs $39.65 for 30 servings. Depending on where you buy it the price may vary slightly.
Is there a supplement you’ve been thinking about taking but want to hear a first-hand review? Please leave a comment and if I’ve taken it I would be happy to share. And if I haven’t taken it, I would be willing to give it a shot. Now be sure to go follow WaterJugFitness on Twitter and Instagram for daily fitness tips.