Pre-workout stimulants are old hat for many folks out there. There are hundreds of products that are intended to give you an extra burst of energy, enhanced mental focus and/or make your workouts more effective. Caffeine, ephedrine and other stims are the mainstays in these products. But what are some options for those looking for a non-stimulant pre-workout product? There aren’t nearly as many.
Non-stimulant pre-workout products tend to focus on the “pump” while hiding behind proprietary blends. Beta alanine, citrulline and branched chain amino acids are included in many of these products. While they may do what they claim to do I’m not to sure that’s what I want in a pre-workout. Can you imagine how fried your grip is going to be when you’re taking a product specifically designed to increase the “pumped” feeling you get while training? I’m more interesting in being able to focus and roll than I am in seeing my veins or getting swole. With that in mind Q5 Labs has developed a non-stimulant pre-workout supplement specifically for BJJ athletes, Launch Fuel.