The Protein Works Genesis Pre Workout
A couple months ago, I picked up a bag of The Protein Works Genesis and used it as my go-to pre-workout for two weeks. I went for the raspberry lemonade flavour because it sounded interesting and TPW are pretty well regarded for their flavours.
Well, that reputation may be a bit of an exaggeration. It tasted like raspberry flavoured kitchen cleaner (or at least what I imagine raspberry flavoured kitchen cleaner would taste like) and that may have tainted my review slightly.
Anyhow, let’s crack on and see how it measures up as a pre-workout.
iBCAA, Beta Alanine, L-Arginine Alpha-Ketoglutarate, Citrulline Malate, Guarana, Siberian Ginseng & Yerba Mate, Taurine, TPW™ Vitamin Blend, TPW™ Mineral Blend, Agmatine Sulphate.
As you can see, Genesis is basically an industrial pharmacy ground up and funnelled into a bad.
The energy coming from three caffeine sources — Guarana, Siberian Ginseng and Yerba Mate — provided a nice kick, hitting a really effective middle ground between lacklustre and jittery. I’d be interested to know how much this lessens if you take Genesis long-term
Then there is the anti-fatigue ingredients. Okay dosages of Beta Alanine, beetroot extract, Betaine and so on, which helped keep me going through some pretty lengthy workouts.
It’s nice to see Arginine AKG, Citrulline Malate and Agmatine are included in decent dosages, too.
Like I said earlier, TPW are supposedly pretty good when it comes to flavours and since Genesis only comes in three varieties I sort of assumed they’d all be spot on.
The raspberry lemonade flavour was pretty unpleasant and turned my pre-workout ritual into a force feeding ordeal. Mixing it into juice or shake might would probably have fixed that but I really hate eating or drinking a lot before the gym.
A 500g pouch of Genesis will set you back £29.99, which works out at £6 per 100g.
Compared to ON’s Gold Standard (£5.15 per 100g), BULK POWDERS’s Elevate (£5.18 per 100g) and Myprotein’s Mypre (£4.99 per 100g), it’s on the more expensive end of the scale.
Apart from taste, TPW Genesis has all the makings to be a really solid pre-workout. I felt really strong under the bar, my energy levels were high and I felt mentally pumped up.
If you’re in the market for a new pre-workout, give Genesis a go and see what you think. Just don’t get the raspberry lemonade flavour.
Just remember that there’s cheaper options out there from similarly positioned competitors.