I struggled with finding a great tasting and convenient pre-workout. I found the powders to be messy & not on the go friendly. This is great because it’s incredibly tasty and convenient. I throw one into my bag and drink it after work on my way to the gym. It’s a win-win. I get plenty of energy from this as a newbie gym-goer. If you are advanced at the gym and not caffeine sensitive, then you should go with Celsius Heat which has 300mg of caffeine as opposed to this at 200mg.