How Much Pre-Workout Should You Take?

How Much Pre-Workout Should You Take?

There are times in life when it’s fine to do your own thing. But, when it comes to your pre-workout supplement, you’re probably better off following the directions.

So how much pre-workout should you take? If you’re taking Openfit Fuel, it’s easy. The back panel on every container tells you exactly how much to take, how often, and when.

Plan to drink Openfit Fuel a half-hour to an hour before you exercise, so it’s ready when you need it during your workout. Mix 1 level scoop with 8 ounces of water to assess your tolerance. If it’s well-tolerated, you can increase to 2 scoops per serving (but use 16 ounces of water). It’s that simple.

“The ingredients in Openfit Fuel weren’t selected at random or because they’re trendy — they were included because they all offer performance-enhancing benefits that are backed by science,” explains Trevor Thieme, CSCS, fitness and nutrition content director at Openfit.*

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How Much Pre-Workout Can You Take in a Day?

Follow these guidelines when deciding how much Openfit Fuel to take:

  • You can take up to 2 scoops of pre-workout at one time, but don’t take it more than twice in a day. (That’s 2 scoops at 2 different times during the day for a total of four scoops per day, max.)
  • Make sure that your servings are at least 4 hours apart.
  • Use as directed. It’s generally best to follow the directions on any supplement you take.


How Long Does Pre-Workout Take to Kick In?

You’ll likely know when your pre-workout kicks in, but we recommend taking it 30-60 minutes before exercising.

Openfit Fuel contains beta-alanine, an amino acid that plays a role in muscle endurance during hard workouts.*

But there’s something else: “For some people, beta-alanine excites sensory neurons in the skin, causing a slight tingling sensation that is temporary,” says Thieme.


Should I Ever Adjust the Recommended Amount of Pre-Workout?

After you assess your tolerance for Openfit Fuel by taking 1 scoop, you can increase that to 2 scoops. If you find you have a sensitivity to caffeine, or do not enjoy the tingling feeling associated with beta-alanine, reduce your dosage.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Stepfanie Romine


Stepfanie Romine is a yoga teacher (RYT 500), ACE-certified health coach and fitness nutrition specialist who writes about natural health, plant-based cooking and yoga. A runner and hiker based in Asheville, N.C., her books include The No Meat Athlete Cookbook and Cooking with Healing Mushrooms. Follow her on Twitter.