This pre-workout category will always contain some amount of caffeine and is the most common one out of the two pre-workout types. The caffeine in the pre-workout has a similar effect than drinking a cup of coffee, however pre-workout is specifically designed for a workout. Containing other ingredients like creatine, beta alanine and carnitine, ensures that you have long-lasting and effective energy for high-intensity exercise, endurance training and weight lifting.