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My Thoughts on Pre-Workout Supplements

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When I first starting lifting, I was still very new to world of pre-workout supplements. My younger brother on the other hand was all about it, and would use some of the heavy hitters like Super Pump, N.O.Xplode, etc. So, I was curious and like the nutrition nerd that I am, I began to do research, and A LOT of it. My favorite starting place: Bodybuilding.com. They have a great pre-workout article here, and supplement forums (#ftw).

The right pre-workout supplements can boost your strength, endurance, focus, and muscle pump.  I personally work out early in the mornings before work (5AM), so I was definitely looking for something that would give me the right amount of energy and endurance to push through my workouts. The two things I went back and forth on the most (in terms of ingredients within pre-workouts) were:

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P90X Phase 1 Complete!

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As promised, I want to write about my progress through the P90X Program. On Sunday, I completed Phase 1 of the program! I still feel the same way as I did after completing week 1: I LOVE it!  I love lifting, and I can tell I am a lot stronger after the first phase. Here is a brief snapshot of my progress (I picked a few exercises from the various muscle groups):

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