Pre-workout is one of the best things to help people get through a workout. However, a lot of the ones on the market simply give you a caffeine or sugar buzz but don’t actually do anything to enhance your workouts. Pre JYM is different. It not only gives you the energy you need to sustain your grueling workout, but it also is full of benefits to help you get the most out of your workouts.
The benefit of Pre JYM
Pre JYM is formulated by Dr. Jim Stoppani. He worked as the science editor at Muscle and Fitness for a decade and also, you know, casually holds a PhD in exercise physiology with a minor in biochemistry. He also served as a postdoctoral research fellow at Yale University School of Medicine. So, just easy degrees. HA.
Right away, you need to know that one of the biggest benefits of this pre workout is the lack of a crash after taking it. With most pre workouts, you drink them and then an hour or two later you’re face-down on your couch because the buzz wore off. You won’t feel shaky and tingly from this workout. That’s not the point of a pre workout anyway. A quality pre workout is designed to give you all the nutrients your muscles need to get the most out of your workout, not make you feel like a tweaker.
Unlike other supplement companies out there, JYM doesn’t use proprietary blends. That means you know exactly what’s in every product you buy instead of some secret amount.
This can hurt you because there are certain ingredients that need to be in a pre workout, but you’ll never know if you’re getting the right dose. That’s just a waste of money.
Ingredients and benefits
Although there are more ingredients than these ones, they are the most important:
- 6 G of citrulline malate: helps with muscle endurance and muscle pump
- 6 G of BCAA’s: helps reduce muscle fatigue and helps increase muscle growth
- 2 G of creatine HCl and 2 G of beta-alanine: helps with strength, endurance, and muscle growth
- 300 mg of caffeine
- 1 G of taurine: helps improve focus and reduce jittery feelings
Read the full list: here.
Jim has mentioned multiple times how it’s scientifically impossible for these other brands to have such small scoops in their pre workouts if they wanted to fit in all the ingredients that are in Pre JYM.
Most pre workouts do not also include BCAA’s, so if you’re a person who has been buying both, you’re going to get a deal by using Pre JYM instead.
Taste of Pre JYM
I haven’t personally tried all the flavors of Pre JYM, but here’s a run-down on the ones I have tried and my thoughts:
Raspberry Lemonade – This was the first Pre JYM flavor I ever tried and I thought it was delicious.
Rainbow Sherbert – hands-down my favorite flavor of all the options. It surprisingly tastes like sherbert ice cream and is so good. It’s also really smooth and doesn’t have any aftertaste unlike some others (especially other brands of pre-workouts).
Refreshing Melon – This flavor is good, but it has a really strong sugar flavor. It doesn’t have the same smoothness and feels pretty thick. If you do get it, be sure to put it in a bigger container so there’s extra water.
Considerations when using Pre JYM
When you first put it in your shaker bottle, you need to let it sit for 15 minutes. This gives everything a chance to break down for easy digestion.
You’ll also want to shake up the bottle before you scoop it out.
A lot of people have stomach issues with Pre JYM and this is the solution to that. Unless you simply cannot take the caffeine in it, in which case you should use his Post JYM matrix since it has what you need without the energy boost.
There’s no doubt that it’s more expensive than some of the other options on the market, but in my opinion, it’s well worth the price tag.
How I use Pre JYM
Personally, I only use a half scoop for my pre workout. Sometimes I add another scoop of the Post JYM to make sure I’m getting everything I need. I have a pretty high caffeine tolerance but this tests it. (Also, when I’m on a budget, this helps me spread it out.)
The focus with this pre workout is unlike anything else I’ve ever had. Even on a bad day, it’s easy for me to stay in the gym longer instead of getting tired and cutting it short. I always have such clarity when I’m in there that I bring my notebook and jot down work and side-hustle to do’s and ideas.
I recommend Pre JYM to everyone I talk to so they can enjoy the benefits and get the most out of each and every workout. You could even sip it on a hot day for added energy or bring it with you to drink during a hike or sports game.
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