C4 is America's best selling pre-workout, and an absolute crowd favourite in Australia too. You'll find at least 5 C4 fans and advocates in any gym you walk into. And this is for a good reason - C4 Original is a trusted, classic formulation that provides clean, explosive energy, as well as boosted workout endurance, pumps and focus. Using only the best and most proven ingredients, this one is for the beginners and the experts alike, and with the huge range of delicious flavours, we know you'll enjoy every scoop like your first.
- Provides explosive, clean and notable energy boost for a beneficial workout even on the toughest of days - Increased blood flow, resulting in amazing pumps, increased nutrient delivery, and increased muscular endurance - Increases stamina, meaning you can give each workout more - Specific and effective formulation
C4 Original may not be the newest or most hyped-up pre-workout product on the market, but that doesn't mean it isn't one of the best. We believe C4 Original is a great product when it comes to combining all the 'bread and butter' ingredients - the ones that make a scientifically proven and genuine difference, in dosages that suit everyone. Not too strong that you start to feel shaky, jittery or suffer crashes afterwards, but strong enough to ensure that your workout is unstoppable and the absolute best it could be. If a complete newbie to training were to walk into the warehouse, this would be a top MAK Crew pick. Similarly, if a industry expert well aware of the perks of each ingredient contained in pre-workouts came in, we know C4 would be one of the first products he would look for.
The ingredient list of C4 is a lot shorter and simpler than many pre workouts. You can expect 1.6g Beta Alanine, 1g of Creatine Nitrate, 1g of Arginine and a dose of C4's unique Explosive Energy Blend - which combines Tyrosine, Caffeine, and two natural extracts. Together, these ingredients combine to provide advanced energy, endurance, focus and pumps. Or, as C4 mention, an overwhelming urge to tackle any challenge!|| Beta Alanine has a direct effect on reducing muscular fatigue - which means one more rep, or one more set, better training performance, and in the long run, better gains. Through intake of Beta Alanine, our muscles are able to form higher concentrations of the compound Carnosine, which absorbs the hydrogen ions that are produced by our muscles as a by-product of utilising ATP (our muscle's unit of energy). This prevents and helps eliminate an excess of hydrogen ions - which cause fatigue and that burning feeling we know you get at the end of set.|| Creatine Nitrate is effectively used for a number of reasons, firstly to recycle ATP (the unit of energy in our muscles), but also in providing short-term energy for explosive activity. Therefore, with intake of creatine through C4, our body is provided with more muscular energy for a more explosive workout. Creatine has also been widely proven to result in increased lean muscle mass, strength and power.
Arginine supplementation then helps to increase blood flow to the muscles within the body. It does by forming nitric oxide within the body, which is a powerful neurotransmitter that helps blood vessels relax and also improves circulation. Thereby, your muscles receive more blood, more nutrients and oxygen, and increased ability to remove the by-products of energy production.
Finally, comes in the infamous explosive energy blend from C4. This helps you to feel more energetic, more powerful, and more alert and focussed on the workout, and more capable of giving 110%. We all know a workout at the end of the day can be tough, but we are firm believers in ensuring the quality of every session is high. And that means energy to perform - which C4 provides.
Will this product be too strong for me?
Different pre-workouts contain ingredients which affect each person to a different extent - so we suggest to begin use with a smaller dose (1/2 scoop) to assess tolerance. If you are a new-user of pre-workouts, your tolerance is likely to be quite low, and we recommend considering a lower-stimulant product initially.
Will this product prevent me from sleeping?
This product does contain caffeine, at a concentration of 275 mg/scoop. Every person's tolerance to caffeine is unique and different, so it is difficult to predict what effect this may have on your level of awareness and impact on sleep. We advise against consuming this product after 4pm, and suggest to begin use with a smaller dose (1/2 scoop) to assess tolerance. For those with a high sensitivity to caffeine, we recommend considering a non-stimulant product.
Is this product safe for athletes subject to ASADA testing?
We advise not taking this substance if anti-doping testing is subject to your chosen sport.
Is this product safe during pregnancy?
We strongly advise AGAINST the use of this product throughout pregnancy.
Is this product Vegan?
This product is not certified as vegan, and may contain some animal-based products or be produced in a facility that handles animal-based products such as whey protein. Therefore, for those leading a vegan lifestyle, consult alternative options.
Does this product feel tingly like other pre-workouts?
The tingly feeling often attributed with some pre-workout products is contributed by the ingredient Beta-Alanine. This effect is healthy and normal, and we ensure has no adverse side effects. However, this product exists in various dosages among our pre-workout range, and for those with a high sensitivity or preference against this effect, we advise to check the nutrition panel for a listing of 2g or less of Beta-Alanine.
We recommend a serve size of 1-2 scoops.
For females, one scoop is generally preferred, whereas males will generally prefer a double scoop - often this dosage is determined by the desired level of caffeine (150mg vs 300mg).
Mix with 200mL water (cold tastes best!) or as preferred to achieve your personal desired level of sweetness.
Consume 20mins prior to commencing exercise.