A solid pre-workout routine begins long before you step into the gym. And like everything else, sloppy prep translates into sloppy execution. Pre-workout routines can actually make or break your workout session.
We’ve narrowed it down to a few things that you should do before every workout:
While most of us stress on what to eat after workout, it is just as important to place some emphasis on the nutrition you take before working out. In order to achieve muscle building results, it is very important that you follow a pre-workout nutrition plan. Eating some meal or snack at least one hour before your workout can give you a good amount of energy. Look for digestible carbs and proteins such as, oatmeal, wholegrain bread, an apple or banana. Think small, but enough to give you energy throughout your sweat sesh.
Nothing can be more dangerous than exercising on an empty stomach or with a dehydrated body. It is important to be well hydrated before any workout, but don’t chug a gallon right beforehand. Make sure to keep your water intake steady throughout the day. With a blend of electrolytes, amino acids, and vitamins, All Pro Science’s PreCharge can be a great addition into your pre-workout plan. Adding a scoop into your shaker bottle is the perfect way to keep you hydrated during your intense training session. APS PreCharge has less caffeine than a cup of coffee, so no need to worry about any jitters. It will give just enough boost to power you through your workout!
Don’t walk into the gym and spend the first 15 minutes looking around to decide what machine you should start on. Plan ahead! Make a schedule and jot down the exercises you want to do first and for how many minutes. For instance, how many sets and reps you want to do and allow for a rest period. It will save you time and you will be able to focus more on your workout.
Definitely, our favorite part of the workout – the jams! You already have your PreCharge, now all you need is a good playlist to power you through your sweat sesh! There is nothing that can get you more pumped than a great beat. Set-up a go-to playlist where you can power through your hour workout without any breaks.
Running to the gym because your alarm clock didn’t go off in the morning? Yes, we can all relate. But even if you are running late, don’t you dare skip your warm up routine before the workout, as it might leave you with injuries or cramps after your routine is over. Begin with simple aerobics and gradually move on to the dynamic exercises.