Which Top Pre Workout is Best for You?

Choosing a pre workout can be quite a challenge, especially when there are so many top pre workouts on the market from which to choose.

Now, you might think that choosing a top pre workout could be relatively easy, just choose the one from your favorite supplement brand, like Primeval Labs.

But, what happens when your supplement brand of choice offers multiple top-rated pre workouts?

How are you supposed to choose one among the many quality offerings?

Well, the answer is a bit more nuanced than you might think, but rest assured we’ll give you some pointers for how you can choose the best pre workout supplement for your needs.

Here’s how!

How to Choose a Top Pre Workout

From the outset, let’s make it clear that there is no single “best” pre workout on the market. Every lifter has different goals, workouts, caffeine tolerance, and experience with pre workout supplements.

So to think that one supplement is universally best for every single lifter on the planet is a bit short-sighted.

Still though, it is possible to find the best pre workout for you.

How do you do this?

By asking yourself a series of questions and doing a bit of self-analysis.

Caffeine...Yes or No?

For starters, do you want caffeine in your pre workout?

Caffeine: NO

If you don’t want caffeine in your pre workout (for instance if you train at night and/or are sensitive to stimulants), that makes the decision considerably simpler.

From the Primeval Labs stable of pre workouts, this gives you the choice between Mega Pre or Vasogorge Black.

Mega Pre is a stimulant-free pump powder pre workout supplement that can be taken anytime of day to support increased performance, focus, and pumps. It mixes easily, tastes delicious, and helps amplify your training all without stimulants!

Vasogorge Black is a capsule-delivery pump pre workout supplement that can be taken on its own, or stacked with any other Primeval Labs pre workout, including Mega Pre! Every serving of Vasogorge Black contains 1500mg Hydromax (65% Glycerol) alongside 254mg VasoDrive-AP to support cell hydration, blood flow, and pumps. 

Stacking Vasogorge Black with Mega Pre (which also contains glycerol and VasoDrive-AP) makes for a powerful stim-free pump pre workout tandem that can’t be beat!

Caffeine: YES!

If you want caffeine in your pre workout supplement (and, let’s be honest, most people do), the options are many, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to find the right pre workout for your needs.

To help you decide which top pre workout is best for you, ask yourself how much caffeine do you like to consume pre workout?

Also, do you want any other stimulants / focus boosters in your pre workout?

The answers to these questions will help you determine which Primeval Labs pre workout is most suitable to your desires.

For instance, Mega Pre Red contains 400mg total caffeine per full serving (200mg caffeine per scoop). Mega Pre Red contains no other stimulants or neuro-activating compounds.

Mega Pre Black contains 375mg of caffeine per full serving as well as Dynamine and TeaCrine for intensifying and prolonging the energy and focus kickstarted by caffeine. For more info on what makes the trifecta of caffeine, Dynamine, and TeaCrine so noteworthy, click here.

Yohimbine...Yes or No?

Yohimbine is a powerful CNS stimulant that delivers an intense rush of energy, and it also offers some pro fat-burning activities as well due to its ability to antagonize alpha receptors on fat cells.

That being said, the energy supplied by yohimbine, especially in combination with caffeine can be a bit too intense for some people.

If you do not want yohimbine in your pre workout supplement, then your options are:

  • Mega Pre
  • Mega Pre Red
  • Mega Pre Black
  • Vasogorge Black

If, however, you crave the intense energy and aggression that yohimbine can offer, your best bets are to choose between:

  • Ape Sh*t
  • Ape Sh*t Cutz

Ape Sh*t is a high-energy, high-intensity pre workout intended more for resistance-training workouts, while Ape Sh*t Cutz is slanted more towards those looking to boost thermogenesis and burn more calories during their cardio sessions. Both pre workouts can work for any type of training, but one may give you a slightly better edge depending on a given day’s workout.

This brings us to the next topic of discussion...

Cardio or Resistance Training

Before we get into the details, we’ll reiterate that any of our pre workouts can be used for either cardio or resistance training workouts.

That being said, some pre workouts may be more “optimal” depending on the style of training you happen to be performing on a given day.

For instance, Ape Sh*t Cutz was formulated specifically to give trainees an option for a delicious-tasting thermogenic pre workout powder to use during cardio training. Ape Sh*t Cutz contains endurance and fat burning support agents like beta alanine, GBB, and yohimbine to help push harder for longer and burn more calories.

If you’re performing a resistance-training session, you may prefer to choose amongst the various Mega Pre formulations. Every version of Mega Pre contains a robust 6 grams of L-Citrulline to support energy production, fatigue resistance, blood flow, and muscle pumps.

Deciding which Mega Pre variant to use for your session then boils down to how much “horsepower” you want in terms of energy and focus.

Mega Pre White is stim-free; Mega Pre Red contains only caffeine; Mega Pre Black contains the powerhouse trio of caffeine, Dynamine and TeaCrine.


Let’s not kid ourselves, most (if not all) lifters love getting a savage muscle pump during their workouts.

Proper nutrition and hydration go a long way to achieving and maintaining a powerful pump during training, but the addition of the right supplements can help enhance those pumps even more.

In addition to delivering lots of energy and phenomenal flavoring, Primeval Labs pre workouts also deliver incredible pumps.

For instance, Ape Sh*t contains a powerful trio of L-Citrulline, Agmatine, and Taurine to support blood flow, cell volumization and nitric oxide production to enhance pumps and muscle fullness.

Additionally, each of our Mega Pre offerings contains 6 grams of pure L-Citrulline to support nitric oxide production.

But, each version of Mega Pre contains slightly different and unique combinations of pump-promoting supplements:

  • Mega Pre: L-Citrulline + Betaine + GlycerPump + VasoDrive-AP
  • Mega Pre Red: L-Citrulline + Betaine + Taurine
  • Mega Pre Black: L-Citrulline + Betaine + Pine Bark Extract

Basically, you can’t go wrong with your pre workout selection. Each of our pre workouts (save Ape Sh*t Cutz, which is intended for predominantly cardio/endurance training) are formulated to support stronger, longer-lasting pumps.


In the end, you can’t go wrong with any of Primeval Labs top-rated pre workout supplements. They have been formulated using premium-quality ingredients to support greater energy, focus, performance, and pumps. 

Deciding on just one can be a challenge, but who says you have to choose only one?

Why not purchase a couple and rotate between them depending on what your training session for the day is and/or how much (or how little) energy you need!