Guide to safe pre workouts & fat burners for Australian Defence Force
It can be hard to know what is allowed and what is not allowed regarding supplements when serving in the ADF (Australian Defence Force). Below are some products that at the time of the blog displayed no banned substances when referencing the WADA Banned Substance List. Reference with an on duty medical professional is recommended prior to utilising any sports supplements while serving in the ADF (Australian Defence Force).
Below are a list of products specifically for people trying to improve energy, performance in the gym, mental focus and burn fat !
These are products which are banned substance free both in America & Australia and don't contain any of the substances such as stimulants like DMHA, DMAA & yohimbine which are the main ingredients you want to be avoiding.
In my time as a PT & sports nutritionist i have worked with many individuals in the defense force / applying for the defence force. Many of which used multiple of the below products. So please shoot us an email or call the store if you need advice on any of the below or other products.
A hard hitting blend of stimulants, nootropics and pump ingredients. Rated one of Pinnacle Performance's top pre workouts and a must have in your arsenal of hard hitting pre workouts.
The powerhouse blend of patented and clinically dosed ingredients will have you bouncing, focused and ready to crush your workout / PT. Dragons Breath pre workout is a top tier pre workout we were super stoked when we saw it could be a pre workout worth considering for those in the australian defence force.
It is an manufactured in Australia by a young Australian Company
What Is It?
Dragons breath is a pre workout designed to improve workout performance, increase energy& mental focus. Boasting a scientifically formulated, full transparency ingredient panel with research backed dosages; Dragon’s Breath will ignite your workouts, and allow you to Bring the Heat like nothing else.
Dragon breath is designed to improve energy and mental performance to increase output and performance during training. It also increases blood flow to working muscles to aid in nutrient delivery and pumps.
It seemed only fitting to add redcon 1 total war to the blog considering the heavy affiliation between the company and the American military (and obviously the packaging) and now the Australian Defence Force will have access to the product now too !
Infamous for the super high stimulant formula if you have yet to ride the total war wave it is a must on the to do list.
An absurd amount of amazing flavours to choose from so you never get sick of the same flavour and we can guarantee you will never get sick of the energy and focus that Redcon 1 total war provides.
Train and compete with lights out intensity and energy. Total War is what every pre workout wishes it was, packing more fire power per serving than anything in its class. Whether you train before work or school, middle of the day, or later in the evening Total War has the ability to come through every time out. The powerful combination of stimulants and focus factors along with N.O. compounds makes Total War an all-in-one pre workout supplement. Enjoy the most energy, focus, and skin splitting pumps you’ve ever felt during a workout. You won’t want to go home at 30 or 40 minutes, but instead somebody will need to pull you out of the gym. Total War is not for the faint of heart, but for the serious athlete or gym goer who expects to perform at the highest level of readiness when called upon.
3. GHOST LEGEND
GHOST LEGEND honestly took Australia by storm when it first dropped!
It isn't a top tier stimulant based pre but that means it may be exactly what you are looking for !
LEGEND keeps clinical serves of all the ingredients we want to support muscle pumps, endurance and focus but sits at a moderate level of stimulants so compared to other pre workouts on the market that may cause jitters/anxiety this stimulant blend is a little softer and may sit in your sweet spot for focus and energy !
GHOST® Full Disclosure Label
All GHOST® products feature a 100% transparent label that fully discloses the dose of each active ingredient. Zero proprietary blends means you know what you’re getting in each and every scoop.
Citrulline is one of the best pump ingredients on the market. Most brands elect to stick Citrulline in a proprietary blend, under dose the compound or use ‘Citrulline Malate,’ which today is no more than a blend of L-Citrulline and Malic Acid, often in an undisclosed ratio. In fact, the 4 grams of L-Citrulline per scoop in GHOST Legend® is equivalent to the L-Citrulline content of 8 grams of Citrulline Malate!
Pure L-Citrulline may be more expensive, but provides better pumps without the potential for stomach discomfort caused by the additional acid.
Carnosyn® Beta Alanine
The strongest clinical studies on Beta-Alanine point to 3.2G+ of Beta-Alanine per day and suggest achieving that in split dosages. For this reason, we've added 2G Beta-Alanine per scoop in GHOST Legend® pre workout AND 2G Beta-Alanine per scoop in GHOST® Size to ensure you're getting the full clinical dose every day...we've got your back legends.
165MG Caffeine Anhydrous + 37MG Caffeine delivered from 50mg of DiCaffeine Malate provides an awesome punch without the crash.
Still taking L-Arginine for pumps? Think again...Agmatine (naturally created from Arginine) is the new pump king (especially when combined with Citrulline) and every scoop of GHOST Legend® is packing 500MG...long live the pump.
Alpha-GPC is a natural nootropic that delivers some serious cognitive benefits. Having a ton of energy is great, but being able to channel that energy and actually focus during your workout, study sesh or when slaying your buddy in FIFA is just as important.
Often overlooked at the bottom of the supplement facts panel is Rauwolfia. With its weird name and 1MG dosage, it's probably useless right? Wrong. Every ingredient added to all of our products was thoughtfully included and Rauwolfia is no exception. This ingredient rounds out the stimulant side of GHOST Legend® with enhanced, long-lasting energy without the anxiousness sometimes caused by similar ingredients (Yohimbine.)
A very potent fat burner to provide a boost in energy and up-regulate the metabolism to efficiently help the body access and burner body fat.
60 serves provides amazing value for money and amazing results when it comes to weight loss.
Definitely one to pick up if you are looking to cut weight for your fitness test or to support your weight loss orientated goal when serving in the Defence Force.
If you've ever done cardio, you know that each and every minute feels like an eternity. It's time to capitalize and utilize the most advanced lipolytic thermogenic fat burner available designed to torch fat deposits off your midsection and love handles: HydraShred.
Featuring scientifically validated dosages of key weight loss ingredients such as Garcinia Cambogia & Green Coffee Bean Extract, Grains of Paradise, Banaba Leaf, L-Carnitine-L-Tartrate, and a unique never-before-seen neurosensory blend featuring 6 different types of caffeine, it just doesn't get better. Burn fat, tone your physique, reduce your appetite, and increase your energy levels now.
Whether it's using HydraShred to burn body fat or even use it as a pre-workout powdered thermogenic, it has a place in everyone's supplement routine. Since HydraShred conveniently comes in a ready-to-mix delicious powder, you can mix it in ice-cold water and sip on it all day
Redcon 1 Double Tap is a super cost effective high stimulant fat burner, it sits on the borderline of a pre workout & fat burner as it has quite a potent stimulant blend in the product !
So perfect for the stim junkie looking to cut some body fat.
Double Tap is a high quality thermogenic which has been manufactured with the perfect ingredients to assist you during your weight loss journey. It is every gym-goers best friend as it vastly improves your athletic performance while training by maintaining your focus and enhancing your energy levels, therefore pulling you through your workout. We pumped our product with Green Tea and Grape Seed Extract which are both antioxidants and anti-inflammatories, which is essential for recovery and fat loss during training. Double Tap will literally melt the fat off your body as it is designed to boost your metabolism, control your appetite and use your body’s fat as a fuel for energy during your workout. Its thermogenic and “zero crash” abilities will leave you feeling more lean, energized and focused.
3. Ghost Burn
Ghost Burn just like its pre workout alternative has been a huge sucess due to its amazing formulation. Very well thought out product that delivers amazing results !
When you have Burn by Ghost Lifestyle, you’ll:
- Burn fat efficiently. The combination of carnitine and chromium helps to burn that stubborn fat that is not moving with the exercise and diet. Giving yourself an extra push every time you hit the gym.
- Boost energy so you can train harder for longer. Having the right amount of energy and stamina to get through the most strenuous workouts will be no problem when you take Burn.
- Increase mental focus. With the added NeuroFactor compound, you will boost brain and cognitive function, so when you are at the gym, you can entirely focus on your session and smash it out like no tomorrow.
- Get a 100% transparent formula, so you know what you are taking, no blends in this supplement.
- Improve nutrient absorption as the product has added BioPerine Black Pepper extract, meaning you will get all the benefits form each ingredient in the thermogenic supplement.
For optimal fat burning and energy boosting, get Burn by Ghost Lifestyle. A combination of compounds that will help you incinerate that stubborn body fat. Combine this supplement with the right diet and exercise plan for ultimate results.
Each serving size (1 scoop) of Burn by Ghost Lifestyle has:
- 500mcg of Chromium, which will aid with weight loss and glucose control.
- 1.5g of Carnitine, which is a combination of L-Carnitine and Acetyl L-Carnitine, which helps with fatty acid oxidation and catabolism reduction.
- 300mg of Ashwagandha, which is an adaptogen that will help to reduce stress, anxiety and cortisol levels.
- 250mg of L-Tyrosine, which will give you the energy needed without the jittery side effects.
- 20mg of Grains of Paradise Seed Extract, which will increase overall energy as well as help to mobilise brown adipose tissue (brown fat).
- 50mg of NeuroFactor, which will help to boost brain and cognitive function.
Ensure you are always making reference with the WADA Banned substance list and comparing it to the specific product you are looking for.
If you want to be confident with your purchases please contact us directly.
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Lol cheers they sent me a dragon air freshener with my pre workout
Glad i found this just googling safe pres for the defence force usually buy from elsewhere. Although ordered dragons breath with the 15% off code super happy with a discount and the pre was good too
Basically as long as it doesn’t have DMHA it’s all sweet
Been using dragons breath for a while now i am a big fan ! Pineapple flavour is the tits