Our Five Strongest Pre-Workouts of 2017

Our Five Strongest Pre-Workouts of 2017

One of the most common questions we answer at Protein King relates to the favourite supplement of all the most hardcore gym junkies out there – the mighty pre-workout. Specifically, while pre-workouts like JYM Pre JYM, Labrada Super-Charge and Nutrex Outlift are hugely popular thanks to the movement towards fully-dosed and comprehensive pre-workout supplements (check back in the future for an article on those!), there is a loyal following of the hardcore, high-stim, heart-pounding pre-workouts that are still found all over our site. So, for anyone who wants the ultimate in focus, energy and heart-racing pre-workout madness, here are the Strongest Pre-Workouts of 2017!


Rich Piana 5% Nutrition 5150

Rich Piana 5% Nutrition 5150 Image

Key Ingredients: Caffeine (400mg), Hordenine (50mg), Halostachine (50mg), Synephrine (30mg)

For anyone who knows much about Rich Piana, you’ll know that he likes his pre-workouts STRONG. And that’s why 5150 exists today. In case you didn’t know, the name 5150 comes from the California law that allows a person to be held against their will at a psych ward if they are determined to be a danger to themselves or others. We think that’s a fitting name for this pre. With 400mg caffeine per scoop (one of the highest on the market), as well as several other key stims, and actually a pretty comprehensive pump, endurance, focus and strength blend, Rich Piana 5150 is one of the best and strongest pre workouts you can get!



Sparta Nutrition Kraken

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Key Ingredients: Caffeine (200mg), Eria Jarensis (250mg), DMHA (200mg)

A new addition to the Australian supplement market, Sparta Nutrition’s Kraken is definitely one of the strongest pre-workouts out there today. With a decent 200mg of caffeine, you’d think the stim effect is just as strong as any other standard pre-workout, but you’d be wrong. DMHA is the newest DMAA spin-off (yes, currently legal – get it while you can!), and while it’s rumoured to be a little less powerful than the DMAA that we all loved, a 200mg serve of DMHA is HUGE! And you’ll feel it from your very first serve. Eria Jarensis is a nice addition, with ephedra-like stimulation, and there are some other nice additions such as citrulline (4g), beta alanine (3.2g), glycerol (2g) and taurine (1g) – so you’re getting a great all-round product with Kraken.



BPM Labs The One 2.0 Black Label

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Key Ingredients: Caffeine, Nandina Domestica, Pouchong Tea, Bitter Orange

It’s back, and stronger than ever! Recently pulled from the market and reformulated, BPM Labs The One 2.0 Black Label now has the pouchong tea extract added back in – which is one of the most powerful stimulants on the market today. When I first tried a sample of this pre-workout, I was packing Protein King orders. I took the sample at 10am, and at around 1pm I realised that three hours had flown by and I hadn’t even noticed, with a MOUNTAIN of packed orders next to me. The focus is that good. In classic BPM fashion, there are no dosages labelled, but suffice it to say even the most hardcore stim junkies will enjoy The One 2.0 Black Label.



Tim Muriello’s Spazmatic Pre-Workout

Tim Muriello's Spazmatic Image

Key Ingredients: Caffeine (400mg), DMHA (100mg), Hordenine (30mg)

Another new one on our shelves (damn, we love new pre-workouts!), Tim Muriello’s Spazmatic is named pretty accurately – this stuff is packed with energy. Not only is there a 400mg hit of caffeine, but you’ve got a 100mg DMHA dose as well. If you don’t feel this working, you are probably a corpse.



OCD Nutrition OCD Extreme V2

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Key Ingredients: Caffeine (350mg), DMHA (150mg), Hordenine (100mg), Synephrine (30mg), N-Methyl Tyramine (25mg)

The only way we can describe the feeling of a full scoop of OCD Extreme V2 is like getting punched in the face with the butt of a shotgun. In winter. While everyone is going to have a different reaction to the pre-workouts on this list, I think this is the strongest, almost to the point of being too strong to get an effective workout. But if you’ve only slept three hours and want to do a morning workout, this is definitely your pre-workout.



At the time of writing, these are the five strongest pre-workouts we stock at Protein King, and certainly five of the strongest on the market today. Any of these choices would be ideal for anyone who needs a real kick in the pants before they go and lift. While we post a standard warning and disclaimer on our site, we feel that this article warrants an extra mention! Be sure to start with a half-serve and assess your tolerance before going beast mode on these products – they can be dangerous if you overdose! Now that that’s out of the way, go and enjoy your strongest workouts ever with these stim-loaded masterpieces!