It seems like every day a new pre workout pops up in the supplement industry. While I understand the consumer need for pre workout supplements, I often feel that many people are cheating themselves and just jumping from new product to new product.
Regardless of if you are a professional athlete or an every day regular person like me, I’m willing to bet that you want to feel good and not hopped up on caffeine. I typically tend to find this in the keto, paleo and low carb communities.
Since my personal preference is toward a lower carb approach, I wanted to create a natural keto pre workout that helped the end user achieve two goals.
Goal #1: A true, natural keto pre workout
See, it’s really easy to trick the consumer and design a low carb pre workout with loads of artificial sweeteners. Sure, let’s ignore all the science and research on how artificial sweetener consumption leads to higher caloric intake and wacky blood sugar levels that increase body fat gain.
Most companies attempt top trick the end user by limiting the carbs per serving but loading the product up with artificial sweeteners and dyes. The Physique Formula Pre Workout is sweetened with stevia!
True ketogenic dieters understand that they are not on a strict zero carbohydrate diet. That is an important distinction to make as many first timers trying keto assume that they can not have any carbohydrates. Almost all the popular ketogenic diet authors and bloggers online, as well as the athletes themselves, all advocate a low carbohydrate diet intake of roughly around 100-150 grams of carbs per day!
This is dependent on activity levels of course but the point is, incidental carbohydrates intake can actually help to fuel ketosis as the user will be able to sustain a ketogenic state longer.
The harder you train, the more that low amount of carbohydrates will be used to fuel muscle recovery.
Let face it, if you have tried and quit the keto diet before then I’m willing to bet this is a result of feeling starved because you weren’t fueling properly.
Goal #2: Provide sustained energy for training.
The Physique Formula Natural Keto Pre Workout was formulated using guarana seed which does contain caffeine. But unlike direct caffeine, you will not experience a sharp rise then fall in your energy levels.
Because nothing screams “athletic” like crashing in the middle of your workout right? With The Physique Formula Pre Workout, however, you’ll have slow and steady rise in energy so you can have an all out high intensity workout.
We also include citrulline malate and beta alanine for increased muscular endurance and reduced fatigue. Vitamin B12 is also included to facilitate neurological energy.
But your pre workout has 15 grams of carbohydrates, how is it a keto pre workout?
I want to address the elephant in the room. As mentioned above, the most successful short and long term keto dieters include upwards of 200 grams of carbohydrates in their diet in order to fuel training.
With high activity levels, your body soaks up carbohydrates. The mistake first time keto diets make is never ingesting a direct carb source and after a week or so, they are too depleted and tired.
You also must factor in the length and depth of your ketosis. The longer you’ve been using the ketogenic diet, the less carbohydrates will impact you.
By having 15 grams of simple carbohydrates pre workout, you’ll have an additional “push” to start your workout.