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Caffeine in HOT-ROX/Pre WO Questions


#1

Hi Chris,
I was wondering what the amount of caffeine is per HOT-ROX pill? My plan is to do 2 in the AM and 2 Carbolin 19 in the PM for 6 weeks, then go up to 2 and 2 on the HOT-ROX for 6 weeks before taking a break.

I was going to get regular Brain Candy for pre-workout, but just thought maybe that would be too much caffeine? Is there a better option for pre-workout? Workouts are going to alternate between mornings (about an hour and half after getting up and taking the first does of HOT-ROX) or early evening.

Thanks


#2
  1. That falls into the “proprietary blend” arena and we can’t answer that, but it’s safe to say if you can handle a strong cup of coffee you can handle a serving of <a href="http://www.t-nation.com/store/products/hot-rox-extreme"target=“new”>HOT-ROX. Generally speaking, it’s always better to start with a smaller dose, single capsule, and judge from there.

  2. Caffeinated <a href="http://www.t-nation.com/store/products/brain-candy"target=“new”>Brain Candy has 300mg of caffeine per bottle. That’s the general “top end” recommended for most people per day, but it depends on your tolerance levels, personal chemistry etc. Stimulants are one area where it’s nearly impossible to say what’s average. Some people can’t sleep if they take a sip of coffee; others can can down a quad espresso and go to bed. Very individual. You also want to think about the time of day, so some days a big hit of a stimulant in the AM is fine, but too much in the afternoon may carry over into the night. Most stims are active for roughly 6 hours.

Now, Biotest does have <a href="http://www.t-nation.com/store/products/brain-candy-caffiene-free"target=“new”>Brain Candy Caffeine Free and <a href="http://www.t-nation.com/store/products/power-drive"target=“new”>Power Drive, both stimulant free. I’ve also heard of people getting both types of Brain Candy and using half of each. That way they get the full dose of everything else, but cut the caffeine in half.