Episode 188 – #SupplementSeries: The Truth About Pre Workout, Aminos & Creatine 

Episode 188 – #SupplementSeries: The Truth About Pre Workout, Aminos & Creatine 

In the next instalment of our #SupplementSeries, we discuss the truth about pre workouts, why they may work, and what’s in them that may be causing it, before diving into all things aminos. We talk BCAAs, EAAs, and whether they’re worth taking, as well as the strong placebo effect that could be at play in some circumstances. We then shift gears to dive into the most scientifically researched supplement: creatine monohydrate, and why everyone can benefit from it. Again, if you’ve spent more money on supplements than on your bills, this series is just for you. 

If it doesn’t do you any harm, use it if you like it and if it works for you.” 

Ivan Gavranic  

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00:00  Intro

00:46 – Experiences in taking pre-workout 

03:35 – Effects on the ability to execute 

05:55 – Analogy about energyfrom caffeine

08:50 – Reliance and overconsumption 

10:12 – Addiction 

11:30 – Coffee as part of the society 

13:00 – Legalization and use of drugs 

16:30 – BCAA and EAA (Aminos) 

18:52 – Cost and effectivity

21:35 – Placebo effect 

25:25 – Aminos as part of the routine 

26:36 – Training fasted 

31:06 – Creatine: Do you take it?  

34:23 – Strategies and ways to load 

36:50 – Wrap up  

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Akash Vaghela is the Founder of RNT Fitness, where his mission is to see a world where everyone experiences the power of a physical body transformation to act as a vehicle for the greater good in their lives. Akash has produced 200+ blogs, 100+ videos and hosts the RNT Fitness Radio podcast, which has amassed over 110,000 downloads in 90+ countries across 100+ episodes. Alongside this, he's been seen in Men's Health, BBC, T-Nation, Elite FTS and the PTDC, while also regularly speaking nationally and internationally on all things transformation.