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Pre-Workout Myths


Myth 1: Pre-workout is only beneficial if you are trying to gain muscle

True/False: False

Explanation: Pre-workout can help improve performance, strength, endurance, and workout intensity. This can benefit a wide variety of goals, even if you are trying to lose weight. 


Myth 2: If you take too much pre-workout or use it too close to bedtime, you will have a difficult time falling asleep at night

True/False: True

Explanation: If the pre-workout supplement contains caffeine or other stimulants, it may inhibit your ability to fall asleep or stay asleep. This is why we created the low-stim version of Pre-Workout to allow you to take it any time in the afternoon or evening without affecting your ability to fall asleep. 


Myth 3: Pre-workout should be used up to 3-4x per week for best results.

True/False: True

Explanation: Your body will become tolerant to caffeine over time, and you may also mentially become too dependent on pre-workout if you use it every day. We recommend using it for workouts where you need more of a push and limiting your usage to a few select days per week.


Myth 4: Pre-workout always gives you the jitters

True/False: False

Explanation: All pre-workout does not give you jitters. Typically, jitters will come from high doses of caffeine. Some pre-workouts (such as Gainful’s) contain a more mild dose of caffeine, and also may have other ingredients to reduce jitters. 


Myth 5: Dry scooping (eating dry powder) pre-workout increases its benefits

True/False: False

Explanation: There is no evidence that dry scooping pre-workout increases the benefits of it, and it then becomes a choking hazard. Pre-workout will be equally as effective if mixed with an appropriate amount of liquid first.