Before I begin with today's topic I want to start by giving a kudos to the staff of Droid Forums, as every topic we bring up are topics that we are actually living. Behind the scenes we are actually involved in our own fitness programs achieving results and even having moments where we slip whether it be me having a day of cake and fries or tweaking a shoulder causing me to have to change up my workouts. So what gets posted is not just us copying and pasting from a fitness site but us actually putting life to action. Todays topic will be more for the intermediate to expert level involving supplements. Earlier this week we had a engaging discussion about pre-workouts so I decided to talk about that today as those same discussions are going on through out gyms across the country. Pre-workout supplements (http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/best-pre-workout-supplements.html) are meant to give you that extra kick during your workouts using various chemicals to stimulate a surge of energy and increase blood flow. Chemicals found in pre work outs range from the following: Branched Chain Amino Acids: essential nutrients that the body gets from proteins found in food. Used to improve performance while reducing muscle breakdown during exercises. Glutamine: Helps with protein synthesis, cellular energy, and regulation of acid balance in the kidney Essential Fatty Acids: fatty acids humans need for health. Creatine: supplies energy to cells and muscles in the body Protein: Very important for muscle growth and recovery Beta Alanine: an amino acid that helps improve performance, build lean muscle mass, and can improve physical performance for the elderly by helping with muscle fatigue. Side-effects: none for small dosage but moderate to large dosages can cause flushing and a tingling sensation. Benefits of pre workouts is that they help provide that extra boost to help you push harder and longer through a workout helping you achieve better results. Cons to using pre-workout supplements as of now is that some can cause dehydration in most require that you hydrate throughout the day. But with any supplement we highly recommend you read the label. know what is in it, and consult your physician before taking. Do not just take something because a dude at the gym claims it will give you results. Very important that you take the time to read up and make yourself aware of what you are putting in your body as well as understand that no supplement can overcome a crappy diet. Do you use pre-workout supplements? What products do (or have) you use(d)? What turned you on to pre-workout supplements?