To some of you the question might be like asking to spot the difference between a Louisville Slugger Performance Grade bat and a Louisville Slugger Pro Grade bat. Some might know the answers right off the, um, bat, while others might need time to suss things out. And we get it. At a glance, both bats look and feel the same, and perform the same function. But upon further inspection, one might be better suited for a specific grip or specific style of play.
The same types of differences apply to P4’s workout supplements Pre Game Formula and Energy Formula. Both products are excellent pre-workout, pre-game or even in-game or intra-workout energy boosters; but each sports supplement can be utilized at various times to support performance, as well as strength and muscle gains. Here is a more in-depth look at the two workout supplements …
1. Pre Game Formula Contains Beta-Alanine
Perhaps the biggest contrast is the way in which the energy rush hits you. With Pre Game, it’s like WHAM! and you’re off to the races (or weight room). The inclusion of two energy-aiding ingredients — creatine and CarnoSyn beta-alanine contribute to why this occurs. Beta-alanine is also what provides the “pins and needles” feeling. Some people love it, some are indifferent toward it, and some loathe it. In the end, it’s preference.
2. Energy Formula Provides A Steady Energy Flow
Energy Formula and Pre Game Formula contain the same amount of caffeine, but Energy Formula provides a significant and lasting energy rush that will be more appealing to endurance athletes who want to avoid the “pins and needles” sensation that beta-alanine can produce. It’s also good to alternate Energy Formula with Pre Game Formula to ensure that your body doesn’t adapt to any combo of ingredients.
The versatility of Energy Formula extends beyond the gym, track, or playing field. Along with its ability to support energy over the long-term (marathons, decathlons, obstacle races, etc.) its energy production can be utilized as a substitute for morning coffee — many coaches and athletes have started using it this way — as well as a way to jolt yourself out of a midday slump. How? The aforementioned caffeine helps, but the electrolytes, green tea extract (a known energy booster) and KarboLyn (a fast-digesting carbohydrate) all work harmoniously to keep your energy levels up. Additionally, Energy Formula features vitamin C, which has been known to help everything from warding off signs of aging to helping immune system functions.
3. Both Are Free Of Banned Substances
Energy Formula and Pre Game Formula are two of the best pre-workout supplements on the market. Why? One, because both help you achieve your training goals as intended. Two, because both products are NSF Certified for Sport. That means the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) strict guidelines have been met and that the products are banned-substance-free.
Whether your livelihood depends on passing a drug test (as is the case for many pro athletes), or you’re simply looking to know precisely what’s being put into your body, you can’t go wrong with P4’s Pre Game Formula or Energy Formula.
Take Pre Game Formula: Combine 1 scoop (7.4 g) with 8 oz. of water in a shaker bottle. Shake it up and consume.
Take Energy Formula: Combine 1 scoop (28 g) of Energy Formula with 8 oz. of water in a shaker bottle. Shake it up and consume.