| Kinetica Sports |
Kinetica is a leading and innovative sports nutrition brand offering the latest in sport and fitness supplements. With its heritage rooted in the dairy production business in Ireland, Kinetica was launched in 2009 and has since successfully established itself in the UK, Ireland and a number of other international markets.
| Pre.Fuel – The Basics |
Most of this section is taken directly from the Kinetica Sports website, but I wanted to flag something important first up as I know a lot of my readers currently, or will be looking to, compete on stage.
Unlike so many other supplements, Pre.Fuel is SAFE! By “safe” I don’t mean it’s really cool and buys you drinks every now and again, I mean “safe” as in batch tested within WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) guidelines and produced to ISO 17025 standards.
Pre.Fuel is a scientifically engineered combination of branched chain amino acids (BCAAs), an amino blend, essential vitamins, minerals and caffeine.
This unique blend has been specially formulated by our leading sports specialists and manufactured from high quality ingredients to create an expert pre-workout supplement.
| Mixability |
There’s nothing worse than having to force down a grainy shake. It’s like trying to eat mushy peas, which we all know were created and sent to this earth by Satan himself. Thankfully, Pre.Fuel mixes better than a lot of other pre-workout supplements I’ve tried, and doesn’t leave you that nasty, dirty pint-esque, foam on the top.
| Taste |
Ok here’s a question, how many pre-workout drinks have you had where you’ve actually gagged after getting it down you? Loads? Yep, same here. I remember one, although I won’t name and shame, that I used to have to drink over the sink, just in case. Turns out the product has since been discontinued, I’m assuming since the lab rats refused to drink it.
The good news is that no sink is required for Pre.Fuel. I had the citrus flavour and it honestly tasted like squash – the branded stuff too, not your Everyday Value rubbish, and not as if you’ve just cleaned your teeth. Win.
| The Training |
I didn’t experience any sudden surge of energy, nor any paresthesia (the tingling feeling you can get from beta alanine, or to use my preferred term: Itchy and Scratchy – ask James Haskell). What I did experience was a constant feeling of being “in the zone” and determined to push through to the final rep of each set.
The training session itself was focused around German Volume Training, 10 sets of 10 reps per exercise, so the added determination to get to the end was a massive benefit. I also have a 4 mile cycle home from the gym, with a hill finish, and didn’t feel particularly fatigued at the end like I so often have done.
| Post Training |
Seeing that it’s just gone 10pm, around 4 and half hours since consuming it, and I’m feeling tired, I’m happy to tell you that there’s no crash. No lying awake until 3am with heart palpitations this time around, thank you very much Mr NO Xplode.
| Verdict |
Simply, it’s AWESOME.
If you’re after a scientifically proven, effective and great tasting pre workout, the Pre.Fuel is for you.
If however you’re after a supplement which isn’t safe by WADA’s standard, a non-FDA approved, luminous, and stimulant laden product which claims to give you an amazing body overnight (if you can sleep) and a killer tan, then please, keep shopping around.