It’s been designed to make sure that you’re feeling at your best in the gym so you can get the very most out of your sessions.
The manufacturers say that it works by helping you feel less fatigued during your workouts and that it can boost energy levels.
We’re generally fans of Bulk Powders’ products, because of their lower price tags. But is the Complete Pre Workout a supplement you should consider taking?
In this review article, we’re going to break down the all important ingredients, check out real customer reviews and deliver our verdict on where this product stands in comparison to the best pre workouts on sale right now.
So let’s get cracking and start by taking a close look at this supplement.
As the name suggests, it’s pre workout supplement designed to get you ‘in the zone’ while you’re at the gym.
Our time spent in the gym or playing sport is crucial, and we want to feel at our best.
The website says that Complete Pre Workout can help to improve alertness and concentration as well as contribute to improved performance in high-intensity exercise.
So, does this product live up to the marketing hype? Let’s take a close look at the ingredients to find out.
There are some pretty good ingredients in this product considering the price tag. But there were also some of our favourite ingredients missing.
Let’s start by looking at the top pre workout ingredients in this product.
• Caffeine – This is always a good place to start. Caffeine is not a groundbreaking ingredient by any means but its effectiveness has been proven time and again. It can help to boost energy levels, increase focus and stamina. We always like to see caffeine included in a pre workout supplement and Complete Pre Workout contains 200mg per serving.
• Citrulline Malate – This is another one of our top rated pre workout ingredients, so it was good to find it on the label of this product. It’s an amino acid which is extracted from watermelon, and can help to produce amazing muscle pumps.
• Branched Chain Amino Acids – The benefits of BCAAs have been well-documented, but even so we don’t rate them as crucial ingredients in a pre workout. They can help to prevent muscle breakdown during and after your session, but this is likely to only really be a problem if you’re training in a fasted state.
• Beta Alanine – Another naturally occurring amino acid. We’ve seen this ingredient in quite a lot of pre workout supplements in recent months. We don’t rate it as one of the best ingredients, but it’s believed to help with muscle growth.
• Arginine Alpha Ketoglutarate – Another amino acid, but this time a non-essential one. Complete Pre Workout contains 3g per serving, and we guess it’s because it’s been shown to help with muscle pumps. Still, we don’t rate it as one of the more important pre workout ingredients.
Those are the top ingredients. You can check out what’s in the supplement in full in the chart below:
Although Complete Pre Workout does contain some pretty good pre workout ingredients, there were quite a few notable omissions which in our opinion prevent it from being rated as one of the very best pre workouts around.
Firstly, there was no Creatine on the label, which was a bit disappointing. Creatine is famous for its post-workout benefits but it’s also a strong pre workout ingredient because it can help reduce fatigue and improve hydration.
There were also a few other things missing, such as Coconut Water Powder and Beetroot Extract – two of our favorite pre workout ingredients.
Remember to check out our recently-updated guide for everything you need to know about pre workout ingredients and supplements by hitting the link below.
The leading pre workout supplements on sale these days tend to only include natural ingredients, meaning that they’re usually pretty safe.
That being said, we always recommend that you carefully check the ingredients list to make sure that you’re not allergic to any of the ingredients.
The one thing to lookout for in supplements in this category is the stimulant content. Lots of products overdo it with caffeine and other stimulants and that can lead to unwanted side effects such as the jitters or energy crashes.
Complete Pre Workout contains 200mg of caffeine per serving. That’s slightly above our recommended dose of 150mg, but should still be OK for most people.
Of course, if you usually work out in the evenings, we wouldn’t recommend this supplement, as the caffeine could affect your sleep.
At the time of writing this review, Complete Pre Workout was available in three sizes – 100g, 720g and 2.16kg.
The directions say that you should mix 1.5 scoops with a glass of water and drink it around 30-45 minutes before starting your training session.
We always advise that you experiment to see how long it takes for you to feel the effects.
Complete Pre Workout is currently available in four different flavors – Watermelon, Cola, Lemon & Lime and Apple & Raspberry.
We found quite a lot of reviews of Complete Pre Workout on the official Bulk Powders website, 31 in total.
It seems to be a well received product by customers. Most of the reviews were four stars or more, with only one one-star review at the time of writing.
It’s difficult to tell if Bulk Powders censor or edit the reviews which appear on their website. We’re going to trust them and say that they don’t.
One user said that it worked brilliantly for them and that it also tasted great. They used the Apple & Raspberry flavor.
Someone else said that it was a great product they found after they started intermittent fasting.
However, another customer complained that it wasn’t as good as Bulk Powders’ other pre workout supplement – called Elevate.
It’s a decent option if you’re on a tight budget, but it’s not our top rated pre workout right now.
Remember to check out our full pre workout guide and our top recommended supplements by clicking the link below.
As we always say when discussing supplements of any type, don’t expect them to do the hard work for you.
You’ll still have to make sure that you’re putting in the hard work in the gym.
That being said, if you’re training regularly and find that you sometimes find yourself losing focus or concentration, a top pre workout can make a huge difference to your workouts, and in turn, your results.
So there we have it, our full review of the Complete Pre Workout by Bulk Powders.
Here are our overall thoughts about this product in summary:
• Some good ingredients
• Cheaper product
• Missing some of our top ingredients
• No creatine
So, that brings us to and end of our review of Complete Pre Workout by Bulk Powders.
Overall, we think that this is a decent product and does contain a few good things. It’s also one of the more affordable pre workouts out there right now. However, it’s missing too many of our favorite ingredients to be considered as one of the very best pre workouts in our opinion.
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