Good Reasons To Use A Pre-Workout Supplement
Pre-workout supplements are on the rise and have been wholeheartedly taken on by the gym going masses when an espresso just will not do.
Obviously to attain our fitness goals we need to sweat it our in the gym or on the field.
Pre-workout supplements offer a mix of vitamins, minerals, caffeine, creatine and sometimes protein to ensure we have enough energy to support our regime to build muscle mass with strength.
Understandably, some people are unsure of these stimulant laden formulas and the packaging in some instances does not help the preconceptions of perceived aggression.
However, to reach your bodies maximum endurance level especially if you are hitting the gym after a long day at work pre-workouts can be the difference between an evening on the sofa or even quitting halfway through a session or smashing out a PB.
Read why I have now started to use a pre-workout supplement:
If you are new to working out, before long your body is going to start feeling exhausted.
Even if you are a regular gym fiend, your job or commute can leave you with very little will power to head to the gym or training at the end of the day, let alone a Mike O’Tren style 4am morning gym ritual.
A pre-workout will energize the body and provides focus so you can zero in on your workout.
The stimulants such as Caffeine, Arginine and Citrulline can reduce fatigue and improve endurance, meaning that 9pm arm workout is in reach.
For maximum effort you need energy, you simply cannot run on empty.
These energy laden formulas can help you with that final rep or set while keeping your motivation in check as to reach your desired level of fitness.
Caffeine can also help with muscle soreness, is a powerful stimulant, and it can be used to improve physical strength and endurance. It is classified as a Nootropic because it sensitizes neurons and provides mental stimulation.
Ingredients such as Nitric Oxide also aid blood flow, opening up the vessels means more oxygen can get to your muscle and more lactic acid is taken away.
To lose weight or fat reserves you must burn more calories than your consume.
Therefore, when you out in maximum effort you will burn more calories than if you lazily sit on the exercise bike and watch TV at the gym.
However, it is not just the strenuous effort that you put in your training session but there are many ingredients in the pre-workout supplement which help you lose weight too, such as caffeine.
Most of us go to the gym to improve size and strength, and a good pre-workout supplement will be able to assist with your goals.
The plethora of ingredients can all help to improve strength and lift those heavier weights which will increase our endurance levels too.
Ingredients such as creatine provides energy, caffeine can relax your muscles and help with muscle soreness. Nitric oxide is able to dilate the blood vessels enabling all of the nutrients to flow through your body more efficiently.
However, for all the advantages of a pre-workout supplement, I goddammit I know of them, it does not substitute a good nutritional diet.
They’re there to help you focus and get the energy you need prior to your workout. Not necessarily to just kick start your day.