May 2022

Pre-Workout Supplements: Aggregated Ranking Report

This report contains an aggregate consensus of Pre-Workout Supplement rankings posted by key online experts, as of May 2022.

At a glance - May 2022 Ranking

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Rank Change Price Pre-Workout Supplement
FitnessVolt
The Supplement Reviews
Body Building
MensJournal
TheSportReview
greatist
BarBend
JackedGorilla
LiftVault
WellnessVerge
1
- $70
Transparent Pre Series Bulk
1
1
-
3
-
-
2
-
-
-
2
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Huge Supplement Wrecked
3
-
-
1
-
-
3
1
-
-
3
-1 $37
Kaged Muscle Pre-Kaged
5
-
-
7
-
5
-
6
10
5
4
- $48
Jym Pre
9
5
4
5
-
-
-
7
-
-
5
- Check price
4Gauge Pre-workout
2
3
-
-
3
-
-
3
-
-
6
+2 $35
Legion Pulse
6
7
-
6
-
-
5
-
-
-
7
-1 $28
Jacked Factory Nitrosurge
12
-
-
-
-
-
1
11
-
-
8
-1 Check price
Powher Up
16
-
-
-
2
-
-
4
-
-
9
- Check price
Pre Lab Pro Next-Gen
-
-
-
-
1
-
-
13
-
-
10
- Check price
Black Wolf Workout
-
2
-
-
-
-
-
2
-
-
11
- Check price
Apollon Nutrition Assassin V7
4
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2
-
12
- Check price
Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard
11
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
3
13
- $25
Kaged Muscle Pre-Kaged Sport
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-
2
-
-
-
7
-
-
-
14
- $18
Optimum Nutrition Amino Energy
-
-
3
-
-
-
-
-
9
-
15
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Pump Serum Stim
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-
-
2
-
-
-
5
-
-
16
- $28
Alani Nu Pre Workout
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-
-
10
-
-
-
-
-
2
17
+1 $61
Transparent Labs LEAN
7
-
-
-
-
-
6
-
-
-
18
+1 $40
Pre-Kaged Stimulant-Free
8
-
-
-
-
-
8
-
-
-
19
-2 Check price
Cira Pre-Game
15
-
7
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
20
- $32
Gat Nitraflex
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8
-
-
-
-
-
12
-
-
21
- Check price
MyProtein The Pre Workout
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-
-
-
4
-
-
-
5
-
22
- $64
Transparent Labs PreSeries STIM-Free
-
-
-
-
-
8
-
-
-
7

We ranked Transparent Pre Series Bulk #1 in May 2022 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Pre-Workout Supplements” rankings.
  • Out of those, 2 experts ranked Transparent Pre Series Bulk as #1.
Critic endorsements:
FitnessVolt

Best Pre-Workout Overall

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The Supplement Reviews

Best pre workout supplement overall

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MensJournal

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BarBend

Best Pre-Workout for Muscle Gain

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We ranked Huge Supplement Wrecked #2 in May 2022 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Pre-Workout Supplements” rankings.
  • Out of those, 2 experts ranked Huge Supplement Wrecked as #1.
Critic endorsements:
FitnessVolt

Strongest Pre-Workout

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MensJournal

Best Pre Workout For Men

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BarBend

Strongest Pre-Workout

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JackedGorilla

Best Pre-Workout Overall

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Methodology: combine opinions of key experts

Identify Experts

We identify key publishers and experts that consistently review and recommend Pre-Workout Supplements.

Capture Rankings

For each publisher we find a currently recommended "top 10" list of Pre-Workout Supplements, it must be updated in the last 9 months.

Aggregate Rankings

We put all those lists together and aggregate them. The more frequently a product is recommended, the higher it is in our ranking

Experts chosen for May 2022 ranking

We ranked Kaged Muscle Pre-Kaged #3 in May 2022 because:

  • 6 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Pre-Workout Supplements” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
FitnessVolt

Best Pre Workout for Nutrition

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MensJournal

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greatist

Best pre-workout for strength trainers

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JackedGorilla

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LiftVault

Best Medium Caffeine + Nutrition Support

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WellnessVerge

Best for Building Muscle

Pros
Banned substance free
Most ingredients are in clinically studied doses
Vegan-friendly

Cons
Some users report poor mixability
Bitter taste
Contain some unnecessary fillers like fruit concentrates

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We ranked Jym Pre #4 in May 2022 because:

  • 5 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Pre-Workout Supplements” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
FitnessVolt

Best with Creatine

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The Supplement Reviews

Good for men

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Body Building

Best High-Energy Pre-Workout

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MensJournal

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JackedGorilla

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We ranked 4Gauge Pre-workout #5 in May 2022 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Pre-Workout Supplements” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
FitnessVolt

Best Pre-Workout for Muscle Gain

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The Supplement Reviews

Good for muscle gain

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TheSportReview

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JackedGorilla

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We ranked Legion Pulse #6 in May 2022 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Pre-Workout Supplements” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
FitnessVolt

Best Pre-Workout For Strength

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The Supplement Reviews

Good for bodybuilding

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MensJournal

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BarBend

Best Pre-Workout for Women

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We ranked Jacked Factory Nitrosurge #7 in May 2022 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Pre-Workout Supplements” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Jacked Factory Nitrosurge as #1.
Critic endorsements:
FitnessVolt

Good For Cardio

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BarBend

Best Pre-Workout Overall

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JackedGorilla

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We ranked Powher Up #8 in May 2022 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Pre-Workout Supplements” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
FitnessVolt

Best Pre-Workout For Women

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TheSportReview

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JackedGorilla

Best Pre-Workout for Women

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We ranked Pre Lab Pro Next-Gen #9 in May 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Pre-Workout Supplements” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Pre Lab Pro Next-Gen as #1.
Critic endorsements:
TheSportReview

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JackedGorilla

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We ranked Black Wolf Workout #10 in May 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Pre-Workout Supplements” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
The Supplement Reviews

Best for high intensity workouts

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JackedGorilla

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We ranked Apollon Nutrition Assassin V7 #11 in May 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Pre-Workout Supplements” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
FitnessVolt

Assassin Pre Workout

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LiftVault

Hardcore Pre Workout Legend

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We ranked Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard #12 in May 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Pre-Workout Supplements” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
FitnessVolt

Best Low-Cost Pre-Workout

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WellnessVerge

Best Pre-Workout for Men

Pros
Affordable price
Excellent customer reviews
Some ingredients are research-backed

Cons
Not third-party tested
Contains artificial sweeteners

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We ranked Kaged Muscle Pre-Kaged Sport #13 in May 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Pre-Workout Supplements” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Body Building

Best Pre-Workout For Strength Training

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BarBend

Best Pre-Workout for Beginners

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We ranked Optimum Nutrition Amino Energy #14 in May 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Pre-Workout Supplements” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Body Building

Best Pre-Workout For Cardio Training

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LiftVault

Best Low Caffeine + No Beta Alanine

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We ranked Pump Serum Stim #15 in May 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Pre-Workout Supplements” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
MensJournal

Best Caffeine Free Pre Workout

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JackedGorilla

Best Stimulant-Free Pre-Workout

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We ranked Alani Nu Pre Workout #16 in May 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Pre-Workout Supplements” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
MensJournal

Best Pre Workout For Women

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WellnessVerge

Best Pre-Workout for Women

Pros
Great taste
Low in calories
Produced in a GMP-certified facility

Cons
Expensive
Contains artificial sweeteners

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We ranked Transparent Labs LEAN #17 in May 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Pre-Workout Supplements” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
FitnessVolt

Best For Fat Loss

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BarBend

Best Pre-Workout for Weight Loss

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We ranked Pre-Kaged Stimulant-Free #18 in May 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Pre-Workout Supplements” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
FitnessVolt

Best Caffeine Free

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BarBend

Best Pre-Workout without Caffeine

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We ranked Cira Pre-Game #19 in May 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Pre-Workout Supplements” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
FitnessVolt

Best Pre-Workout For Women

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Body Building

Best For Women

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We ranked Gat Nitraflex #20 in May 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Pre-Workout Supplements” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
The Supplement Reviews

Good for women

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JackedGorilla

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We ranked MyProtein The Pre Workout #21 in May 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Pre-Workout Supplements” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
TheSportReview

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LiftVault

Best Starter Pre Workout

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We ranked Transparent Labs PreSeries STIM-Free #22 in May 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Pre-Workout Supplements” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
greatist

Best overall caffeine-free pre-workout

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WellnessVerge

Best Pre-Workout without Caffeine

Pros
Third-party tested
Most ingredients are in clinically studied doses
Priced well compared to competition

Cons
Potential side effects from one ingredient present
A few ingredients have mixed results in efficacy

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