Pre workout powder turning hard is a common problem but it isn’t always a bad thing. Most pre workout supplements in powder form contain hygrosopic ingredient. This means that the ingredients in the pre workout attract and hold water molecules at normal or room temperature.
How to prevent pre workout hardening
Keep the silica gel packed buried in your pre workout container.
This prevents the powder from attracting moisture which will make it hard. It’s important to not throw away the silica gel packet and make sure it is always buried in the pre workout not sitting on top.
Regularly stir or shake the powder in the container
Another reason pre workouts can go hard is because they are not used as frequently as protein powders or other supplements.
Protein powders and other supplements are used multiple times a day and on training and non-training days. Pre workout powders are usually only used once a day on training days. As a result pre workouts are often left sitting for periods of time and are more likely to absorb moisture and turn hard.
Regularly stirring or shaking the powder and container will help reduce the moisture absorbed by the powder and keep it loose and free flowing.
How to fix your hardened pre workout
Despite best efforts the pre workout powder may sometimes still become hardened. Or maybe you bought a hard pre workout on an awesome clearance special.
Hardened pre workout is still safe and effective to use but it can become challenging to scoop out and get the correct dose. Use these simple tips to turn the pre workout back into a powder.
Put the pre workout powder into a blender
Place the hardened pre workout powder into a dry blender, and blend until its back to powder form. This will only require a couple of seconds to do. Once the pre workout is back to powder form you can return it to the container.
Break up the pre workout with a knife
If you don’t have a blender you can use a knife to break up the powder. This won’t completely break up the powder but will enable you to scoop out the pre workout for an accurate dosage.
Shake or squeeze the container
Shaking and squeezing the pre workout container can help the powder break up if it has not become completely hard yet.