Pre Workout Supplements

by Travis Hlavka

Scroll down to see my Pre-workout Supplement list…. and click here to see my homemade preworkout drink

I’ve never been a big “pre-workout supplement” fan, but when I was living in New Zealand I figured what the hell, why not give one a try.  First thing I did was check on the return policy because shit over there is SUPER expensive.  If I remember right, I paid over $100 for SuperPump!  YIKES… cuz in America it’s less than $30!

SuperPump didn’t affect me like it does normal people however.  (I don’t think anything does.  Ie, caffeine has no effect on me or stimulants in general. Doh!)  I didn’t get all amped up on SuperPump or anything… Even if I took 3 scoops.  However, I did notice a better focus, pump, and vascularity.  I could care less about pump and vascularity for powerlifting, but it was kinda cool anyway.

Another pre-workout that I actually liked was from a mate of mine in New Zealand called The Curse.  It also really helped my focus and kept me on track during my workout like SuperPump.  Plus, it’s really cheap like SuperPump.

The one thing I REALLY HATE about all pre-workout supplements (and supps in general) is the fact that they all put a bunch of artificial sweeteners and crap in them.  Honestly, it’s great they taste pretty good, but who gives a shit!  I want what the supplement will give me by taking it.  If I wanted a nice tasty drink I’d go get some lemonade or something.  That’s why I actually have started making my own pre-workout homebrew.  (Tastes horrible, but it works and I know exactly what’s in it!)

My short list of pre workout supplements
(I included Gaspari’s SizeOn also because
I have tried it, but for the price, I don’t like it)

[Links open in new tab to specific product on the site I buy from]


Cobra Labs The Curse – 250 Grams – Blue Raspberry Ice

The Curse Preworkout supplementManufactured by Cobra Labs in the USA. Expect an intense mental focus, massive increase in energy, huge muscle pumps and a mad aggressive desire to train harder than you have ever trained before and to keep smashing it until your body can’t take any more. The Curse does not contain a lot of the “filler” ingredients some other big selling pre workouts contain.

  • Huge 50 serves per container
  • Great taste
  • Sugar free and zero calories
  • Crazy energy, intense focus & insane muscle pumps
  • The pre workout product that really delivers
  • Safe for drug tested athletes

Click Here to get The Curse at Bodybuilding.com



SuperPump Max Fruit Punch Blast 1.41 lbs

Super Pump Preworkout supplementHow many pre-workout products that you know of use gram doses of the anabolic powerhouse l-leucine, nitric oxide inducing l-citrulline, l-taurine, the ground breaking ammonia scavenger l-ornithine-l-aspartate, l-carnitine-l-tartrate or powerful additions like PEAK ATP®, or Sustamine™?

  • Increases Endurance Capacity
  • Fights Muscle Soreness and Fatigue
  • Enhances Nitric Oxide Levels and Vasodilation

Click Here to get SuperPump at AllStarHealth

SizeOn Max Performance


  • Accelerate Protein Synthesis & Muscle Force Recovery
  • Increase Muscle Volume, Muscle Fiber Size, Cell Volume & Plasma Amino Acid Levels
  • Amplify S6K1 and 4E-BP1 Signaling and Hypertrophic mTOR Pathway Conduction
  • Initiate & Sustain Myogenesis and Muscle Recovery While You Are Still Training
  • Deliver Vital Nutrients, Essential Minerals, and Growth Cofactors To Skeletal Muscle Tissue
  • Harnesses the Insulinotropic Power of Pterostilbene
  • Includes the never before seen LOLA™, our cutting-edge, amino acid salt L-Ornithine-L-Aspartate

Click Here to get SizeOn at AllStarHealth


NOTE: I will make a couple bucks if you buy through my links. 92.13% of the time I buy from AllStarHealth, but occasionally I will buy at Bodybuilding.com or Amazon

Travis Hlavka (9 Posts)

I may act like a 12yr old a lot of the time, but that's because I have a genetic defect that will not allow me grow up. HOWEVER, I do take strength training and fitness very seriously and I love using what I know to help others reach their fitness goals and avoid the bazillion mistakes I've made in my 25+ yrs of training. Since I don't know everything, I never stop learning. Note: I am no longer a "certified" trainer, but I truly understand more about fitness and health now than I ever did with that official piece of paper.

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