how much pre workout should you take

How Much Pre-Workout Should You Take?

By Stepfanie Romine

How much pre-workout should you take? If you're taking LADDER Pre-Workout, it's easy. The back panel on every container tells you exactly how much to take, how often, and when.

Plan to drink LADDER Pre-Workout about 30 minutes before you exercise so it's ready when you need it during your workout. Mix one level scoop with eight ounces of water to assess your tolerance. It's that simple.

“The ingredients in LADDER Pre-Workout weren't selected at random or because they're trendy — they were included because they all offer performance-enhancing benefits that are backed by science," explains Trevor Thieme, CSCS, senior director of fitness and nutrition content at LADDER.*

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How Much Pre-Workout Can You Take in a Day?

All pre-workout supplements are different, so it's best to follow the directions given by whichever on you take. When it comes to LADDER Pre-Workout, we recommend:

  • About 30 to 45 minutes before your workout, mix one packet of LADDER Pre-Workout with 8 to 10 fl. oz. of water.
  • If you're sensitive to caffeine, start with half a packet.

How Long Does Pre-Workout Take to Kick In?

You'll likely know when your pre-workout kicks in, but we recommend taking it 30 to 45 minutes before exercising.

LADDER Pre-Workout contains beta-alanine, an amino acid that plays a role in muscle endurance during hard workouts.*

But there's something else: “For some people, beta-alanine excites sensory neurons in the skin, causing a slight tingling sensation that is temporary," says Thieme.

Should I Ever Adjust the Recommended Amount of Pre-Workout?

After you assess your tolerance for LADDER Pre-Workout by taking half a scoop, you can increase that to one scoop. If you find you have a sensitivity to caffeine, or do not enjoy the tingling feeling associated with beta-alanine, reduce your dosage.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


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