Today I'm going to talk about a product that is created by one my favourite YouTubers: Nick Bare from Bare Performance Nutrition.
He was kind enough to send me a sample of the pre-workout called "Flight" and I was excited to try it!
Like said before, it's a pre-workout to help give your workout the extra boost and pump (for bodybuilders) but a pre-workout can be taken by all types of athletes.
The website labels the ingredients and explains what they do, not something you see often.
Secondly, the ingredients label actually mentions how much you're getting of each ingredient, none of those whacky proprietary blends that some companies use (watch out for for those!)
The usual suspects pop up, like Beta Alanine, Agmatine & Caffeine.
A new one for me was Theobromine. It's a methylxanthine (stimulant) and it's found in cocoa.
Claims say that is prevent the well-know "crash" after taking a pre-workout, since it's effects take place of a longer more dosed period of time than caffeine.
So when caffeine is wearing off, theobromine keeps the engine buzzing a bit longer and weens off slower.
So I took Flight before a crossfit workout, about an hour before start. I usually take my pre-workout an hour before, because I hate it kicking in halfway my training. Flight currently comes in 2 flavours:
- Blue Raspberry
Normally, I would never pick Blue Raspberry because of bad experiences in the past, but my sample came in it, and beggers can't be choosers. Surprisingly, the taste was actually quite good, full of flavour and no chemical aftertaste to it, so thumbs up!
The beta alanine tingles appeared after about 15 minutes, and my energy went up nice and easy.
Did some prep work before the wod and then hit my workout with plenty of energy.
One of the best parts: no crash at all afterwards, which is quite a good seller. Perhaps it was the theobromine, who knows, but Flight does the job very well and I would recommend it to anyone.
Where to buy?