There are so many fitness supplements available that it makes choosing the right one for you more difficult than it needs to be. One specific form of supplement, the pre-workout drink, is among the most overlooked and neglected.
Most supplements will focus on what happens to your body after your workout is over, but what happens before you even step in the gym plays a vital role in your success or failure.
That’s where the value of a good pre-workout drink comes in. It only takes two minutes to prepare, and the benefits are undeniable.
Sometimes you just don’t want to do it, haha. You’re all dressed up, but you don’t have the energy to get to the gym. So you end up sitting on the couch for forty minutes, in your gym clothes.
Or worse, you make it to the gym but you don’t have the drive or energy to actually accomplish anything. You’re there and going through the motions, but not really doing much. You end up quitting early or not pushing yourself.
While the energy from a pre-workout is short lived, it’s very potent and enough to get you through a vigorous hour long workout with ease. Just mix it up and drink it 15-20 minutes before you need the energy.
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The energy boost you get from a pre-workout drink is coming from the synergy of specific supplements to influence your energy. Here’s what you want to see in a good pre-workout mix.
Branch Chained Amino Acids will help slow or prevent muscle loss during a workout. You want to be breaking down body fat, and not lean muscle mass during your workout.
Creatine has proven effective as a performance boost to specific short burst exercises like resistance training. You’ll get stronger, and have more endurance during your workouts.
Got to have it. There are few supplements as effective as a dose of caffeine right before you workout.
Taurine is an amino acid that helps with endurance and performance due to its influence on blood flow, and the transportation of oxygen.
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We’re all creatures of habit. We often wake, sleep, and eat at the same time every day. Over and over and over, our habits rule our behavior. Drinking a pre-workout becomes a gym habit that influences you in a good way.
Once that drink is in you, and you know you’re going to be bouncing off the walls in about fifteen minutes it becomes a powerful motivator. Making the pre-workout drink part of your routine will have physical and psychological benefits to make your workouts more productive.
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