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Unlock your true potential with one of the latest and most advanced pre workout formulas available. National Bodybuilding Co have developed a pre workout designed to boost every aspect of your performance.

- Bar bending muscle pumps from our 3 phase pump formula

- Push muscular and cardiovascular endurance to new levels

- Experience clean unrivalled focus and intensity 

- Zero unwanted side effects

Not sold? Scroll down for our full formula breakdown with scientific references and find out why our Pre Workout is the right choice for you. 

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Stage Ready Pre Workout?

Designed to unlock new levels of strength through combining researched backed ingredients, National Bodybuilding Co’s pre workout is for advanced athletes and bodybuilders looking to extend their workout time and rapidly advance to their ultimate goal. :

Increases training capacity by buffering and hydrating muscle tissue.

Enhances muscle pumps by raising Nitric Oxide (NO) blood levels.

Provides a clean and sustained mental focus, without the infamous energy crash.

Boosts overall performance by optimizing cellular ATP production.


Our Stage Ready Pre Workout Features

Our pre workout focuses on using safe and natural ingredients to deliver impressive results within a short time frame. Coupled with the fact that we ensure our product causes no unwanted side effects, and National Bodybuilding Co. Pre Workout + is a powerhouse supplement, essential for all competitive and non competitive athletes.

Each tub of National Bodybuilding Co.’s Pre Workout + is:

Stage Ready Pre Workout
  • Naturally sourced and side effect free
  • Packed with scientific doses of advanced nutrients
  • A full 30 day supply
  • Delivered with fast tracked shipping

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How Does Stage Ready Pre Workout Feel?

We tested and developed this formula using over 20 scientific studies, to ensure the ingredients doses and combination provide maximal pump enhancement, blistering energy and iron focus.

Taking this product before training sessions helps to enhance all aspects of your performance. Including muscle pumps, training intensity and endurance, and mental focus.

Within 30 minutes of ingestion you should feel a surge of clean energy that will last you throughout the entire workout. Coupled with the increase in vasodilation and enhanced mental clarity, this will allow you to see even the toughest of training sessions through.

You’ll be leaving the gym satisfied, with still plenty left in the tank for other daily activities.

The Ingredients:

L-Citrulline DL-Malate (1:1) 5000mg

Prime Muscle Pumps

Citrulline is one of the three amino acids that play a role in the urea cycle, the other two being L-Ornithine and L-Arginine. In the kidneys, Citrulline turns to Arginine, which leads to an increase in nitric oxide plasma levels - ultimately resulting in improved blood flow and enhanced muscle pumps. Citrulline is naturally found in foods like watermelons, and at doses of 5000mg and higher, it has been shown to reliably boost exercise performance. [1, 12] Citrulline is an extremely safe compound, with studies showing that it can be taken in doses up to 15,000mg per day with no adverse effects. [13]

VASO6 150mg

Pump enhancing green tea extract

VASO6 is a patented, premium quality green tea extract. Green tea has long been known for its metabolism-boosting effects, helping you to tap into your fat stores for fuel, instead of glucose or muscle tissue. This is especially beneficial when you’re training on a calorie deficit during a cut. What some people aren’t aware of though, is that green tea also contains powerful catechins. These molecules boost cellular energy and protect from inflammation caused by hard training - helping your body to recover faster. [33, 34]

Coconut Water 300mg

Hydrating electrolytes and blood flow boost

Coconut fruit is native to south pacific parts of our planet. It was first discovered in the 15th century by the Portugese and the Spanish, who named it after a ghost ’coco’. Interestingly, the versatile tropical fruit has the same genetic make-up as our blood. Being a rich source of electrolytes, coconut water is an ideal healthy alternative to sugar-laden sports drinks. It hydrates and nourishes your muscles before, during, and after the workout for faster recovery and optimal performance. [3] As a natural source of the essential mineral potassium, coconut water also helps to boost blood flow to deliver key nutrients to the muscles, along with removing metabolic waste from the muscle tissue (e.g. lactic acid). One study found that coconut water boosts exercise capacity in the heat by enhancing fluid retention and extending time to exhaustion. [16]

Agmatine Sulfate 1500mg

Reduced inflammation, better pumps and increased athletic performance

Agmatine is a metabolite of L-Arginine. It has numerous roles in the body, including acting as a neurotransmitter and influencing pain perception. Agmatine’s effects come from its ability to affect your nicotinic acetylcholine receptors and NMDA (N-methyl-D-Aspartate) receptors. This results in reduced muscle soreness, improved recovery, and enhanced overall workout performance. [4] Agmatine’s optimal dosage varies from individual to individual, but studies show that anything above 1300mg exerts the most benefit. [17]

Caffeine Anhydrous 150mg

Baseline focus and energy

Caffeine acts as a CNS stimulant and adenosine receptor antagonist. In plain English: it boosts your mental and physical energy levels so you can train harder for longer. It also acts on the noradrenaline and adrenaline pathway, leading to a faster metabolic rate. This is especially useful for athletes and bodybuilders who’re looking to cut weight fast for a contest. The optimal caffeine dosage depends on your tolerance. However, most studies have found 150mg to be the sweet spot. [18] This dose provides you with a clean and stable energy buzz, without the jitters. [5]

Beta Alanine 3000mg

Increased endurance levels

Beta-Alanine helps your body produce carnosine, an anti-aging molecule that is known to offset the build up of acid in muscles, resulting in increased physical endurance. Carnosine appears to be especially beneficial for bodybuilders, as it has the biggest effect on physical output in the 60-240 second range. Beta-Alanine, however, provides some benefits of its own - it's been shown to promote lean muscle hypertrophy in resistance trained men. [6] As for the optimal Beta Alanine dose, most studies suggest it’s between 2-5g per day. [19]

Teacrine / Theacrine 50mg

Clean long lasting energy

Structurally similar to caffeine, Theacrine provides many of the similar benefits as the drug. But it has one one key advantage - it leads to less tolerance compared to caffeine. In other words, you can keep taking Theacrine without a significant diminishment in effects. In addition, Theacrine provides a clean energy that lasts long and doesn't cause a crash afterward. [7] As much as 300mg of Theacrine per day has been shown as safe in studies, although lower doses tend to work better for bodybuilders. [20]

Di-caffeine Malate 100mg

Full session energy, without the crash

Also known as ’No-crash caffeine’, Dicaffeine malate consists of two caffeine molecules (di)and one malic acid molecule (malate). One advantage of this combo is that it provides you with a clean surge of energy followed by stable energy that sustains you through your training session. This combo also prevents the energy crash that can come from taking high doses of caffeine. The effects of caffeine alone, in fact, are short-lived, whereas dicaffeine malate’s impact can be felt up to 8 hours after ingestion. As malic acid plays a role in macronutrient metabolism, it helps your body to produce more energy on a cellular level in addition to enhancing the effects of caffeine itself. Each serving provides you with 100mg of dicaffeine malate, which, coupled with the additional 150mg of caffeine anhydrous in our product, ensures clean and long-lasting effects.

N-Acetyl Cysteine 500mg

Mental and physical performance improvements

NAC is a building block of glutathione, your body's master antioxidant. By recharging glutathione levels, NAC helps to ward off inflammation and oxidative stress that could lead to poor recovery and physical performance. What’s more, NAC has been shown to have some benefits of its own, such as an improvement in mental clarity, a reduction in OCD, and a boost in mood. [8, 9] Many athletes and bodybuilders use NAC to boost their overall health. For the purpose of enhancing athletic performance, the optimal dose for this particular ingredient is between 400-600mg per day. [21]

L-Tyrosine 400mg

Tyrosine is a naturally occurring amino acid that your brain uses to make dopamine and other catecholamine neurotransmitters, which play a key role in maintaining mental focus and alertness. When tyrosine levels get depleted, so does dopamine, which might result in reduced concentration and focus during workouts. Studies show that the improvement in mental performance from L-Tyrosine supplementation isn't only limited to the weight room - it can help you maintain peak cognition under virtually any kind of stress, be it loud noise exposure or sleep deprivation. The optimal, safe dosage of L-Tyrosine for long-term supplementation is between 300-500mg per day. [10, 22]

Citicoline 250mg

Citicoline (AKA, CDP-Choline) is a source of choline, a nutrient that your brain uses to create chemicals that regulate memory, attention, learning and recall.  Citicoline delivers two crucial compounds to your body: uridine and choline. This makes it superior to other forms of choline that don’t provide uridine (e.g. Alpha GPC) and thus don’t provide the same level of benefit. [24]  In regards to bodybuilding performance, Citicoline has been shown to increase power output in athletes and reduce body fat percentage. [30]  By supplementing it, you'll notice an increase in energy levels and mental clarity. And because it isn't associated with the 'jitters' and 'crashes' of stimulants, Citicoline can help you maintain the sustained focus around the clock. [11] For most athletes, recreational or pro, 250mg of Citicoline per day is what has been shown to work best. [23, 29]

Vitamin B1 (Thiamine HCl) 5mg

Thiamine helps your body convert nutrients to energy, along with boosting mood and mental function. Foods that contain thiamine include tofu, peas, asparagus, and some seafood. Whether you’re cutting for weight loss or bulking for performance, you might benefit from consuming more thiamine. Supplying your body with optimal levels of the nutrient can enhance your overall endurance and energy metabolism. [31, 32]

Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin) 2.4mcg

Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble nutrient that plays a number of vital health functions. It protects your CNS by enhancing myelin sheath, the fatty protective layer around your nerves. Vitamin B12 is also essential for converting the food you eat into energy. There’s a common misconception that only vegans are at risk of a B12 deficiency. The truth, however, is that anyone can easily become deficient because we need optimal amounts of this nutrient every day - and, as we age, our ability to absorb vitamin B12 decreases. Leading to poor performance, slow recovery and inability to lose excess fat. Our National Bodybuilding Co Pre Workout includes the most bioavailable form of Vitamin B12 - Methylcobalamin.

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