Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Pre-Workout Reviews

Unleashes Amplified Energy, Sharp Focus, and Supports Enhanced Endurance*

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Overall Rating
8.3
Out of 10
Good
534 Total Ratings
Verified Buyer Rating:
8.3
303 Verified Buyer Ratings
Average Taste Rating:
8.9
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8.8
Green Apple
8.6
Fruit Punch
9.1
Strawberry Lime
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Pink Lemonade
8.8
Watermelon
9
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8.9
Pineapple
8.9
Blueberry Lemonade
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kline11's Rating
10/10
Blueberry Lemonade
10/10

Blueberry Lemonade is the best tasting of any supplement I've ever had. Love the amount of caffeine this packs as well as the creatine. Also the Beta-Alanine is at the right amount. Hardly any tingling just helps gives a boost to make you wanna go lift heavy *** weight!



Debbie0609's Rating
9/10
Pineapple
8/10
Green Apple
10/10

Super pre work out my 4:45 am go to!



gymlawd's Rating
7/10
Fruit Punch
7/10

Taste is okay, the pre workout effects itself are fairly average. Good enough focus boost, but no real "kick" to it that I have found from other pre workouts.



cemiltacir's Rating
7/10
Strawberry Lime
6/10

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Dunehew13's Rating
10/10
Fruit Punch
7/10

I bought the 60 serving container. It's been about a month now and I'm almost done with it. It is not like C4 or Mr. Hyde which I have taken before. It doesn't hit you as hard. What I do like about it though is the fact that it doesn't wear off after the first hour. It is capable of giving enough energy to sustain you through your entire workout. For that reason alone it is perfect for me. It still gives you the beta hit but not too much. You shouldn't need to rely on a supplement to make you want to workout. And it seems like that is why people take C4 or other hard hitting pre workouts. This is definitely a pre workout that I will stick with. Also I found it at Costco for $30.00.



dballs09's Rating
10/10
Pineapple - Exclusive!
10/10

Best preworkout I have tried yet. I have tried a lot and this one has been my favorite. Great energy and pump.



I find this product really helpful. I take it before my workout in the morning and it gives me energy throughout the day. Green apple tastes great aswell. I take this without any water and I really enjoy the taste. Really good consistency and has thoroughly improved my workouts.



pavlove97's Rating
8/10
Green Apple
7/10

I would recommend it, just don't expect miracles. It's more about staying focused on what you're doing and you'll last longer in the GYM. I wouldn't say that I've experienced an explosive power and pump but it helps, definitely. If you're beginner, that's the thing for you, it will freak your muscles out.



runngunvideo's Rating
5/10
Fruit Punch
5/10

I didn't find the flavor to be too appealing. Does have a bit of an aftertaste. As for effectiveness, I have experimented with between 1 & 2 scoops with limited results. I'm halfway through the jar and I'm considering going back to my old pre-workout (JYM). I can take 2 scoops, and my ears will burn and tingle, though it wears off about 20 minutes into my workout. Who knows, maybe it's just me. It's not a bad product, I just don't find it to be a great product.



Rochford23's Rating
4/10
Blueberry Lemonade
6/10

Flavor was decent though if you were expecting to receive a ton of energy and to be a monster at the gym the day you take it I would not recommend this product. I am pretty good at keeping my caffeine tolerance low so I would expect the 175 milligrams of caffeine should have affected me but sadly I was mistaken and I never received much of a boost I was expecting. Even taking multiple scoops will do little to help. This product also will not age well and it will quickly lose its powder form and morph into a big ball. If your looking for a good pre work out I would go for muscle pharms assault.



Ari3ll3's Rating
10/10
Blueberry Lemonade
10/10

This is the first pre-workout I have taken that doesn't taste like a fitness drink. The Blueberry Lemonade is SOOOO FREAKING GOOD!!! I was ready to rock and roll and had an amazing back workout yesterday. I am sore this morning :) I pushed myself and stayed focused throughout the workout. I bought a 4 serving size to try out the product but I am ordering a 30 serving of this product today. My boyfriend also likes using it as well. So this is a good product for both men and women.



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russodavid's Rating
10/10
Green Apple
10/10

This is a great pre if you are looking for endurance benefits. I mix half a scoop of Gold Standard with half a scoop of Mr. Hyde to get the big caffeine rush as well as the endurance factor. The green apple flavor is great and mixes well with Mr. Hyde. I definitely recommend this product and if you need the big energy boost you could double scoop and get a great pump



carlosvegaa's Rating
8/10
Watermelon
8/10

Good taste, nice kick to keep you going



The taste was great. Just the overall energy it is supposed to have wasn't with it



BodyspaceTB's Rating
10/10
Blueberry Lemonade
10/10

I am fairly new to the pre-workout game. I've used maybe 2 or 3 total different kinds. The Optimum Nutrition Blueberry Lemonade gives you just the right punch to be motivated, wake you up, get you going. It is not a powerful punch though. I don't like the post workouts that make my heart race and sweat profusely. If you want a great tasting reliable pre workout drink that gets the job done and isn't over The Top. Then this is for you.



Great taste, great energy



michalskic's Rating
8/10
Fruit Punch
10/10

Energy boost is unpredictable, some days it doesn't seem to kick in until after working out and then I'm wired all afternoon. I haven't noticed any major benefits and the only downside is the cost. Taste is pretty good.



Tastes very good but didn't have much of an effect on my workout. My tolerance was very low since I hadn't taken preworkout in a month, but one scoop still did not crest any noticeable effects.



moose5461's Rating
6/10
Blueberry Lemonade
8/10

The blueberry lemonade flavor is pretty good. The powder mixes fairly well although you still have some clumps at the end. My main disappointment is that I don't really get much of an energy burst from this supplement. I will get some sustained focus and low level energy boost longer than some other supplements, but no major burst. One scoop does not seem to be enough, but two scoops made my nose run, my heart pound, and my body feel like crap. I will still use this for my lighter workout days, but it definitely does not have the punch I need for high volume leg days.


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