Six Tips for A Perfect Pre-Workout

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 11:47:55 AM America/Los_Angeles


Posted By Tracie Leafty

Nothing kills the “psyched-up to workout” mentality than getting derailed before you’ve even begun. Here are five tips to make sure you get the most out of your workout!

1. Get Psyched Up. If you dread your workouts, you are going to bring less energy to the workout. Think positively about the opportunity to improve your health and reach new goals. If you need to blast through a plateau, build strength & muscle or just feel the great pump during your workout, Thermo Ignite is the pre-workout choice! Simply add a scoop of Thermo Ignite pre-workout to your water about 15-30 minutes before you workout. Not only will it boost your energy levels for a great workout, but it will help you get hydrated before your workout.

2. Stay Hydrated. Carry lots of water with you during your workout to stay hydrated and sip on an intra-workout supplement drink, like Intra Edg3. If you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated. Remember to keep that water coming into your body because you are losing more than you think you are to sweat and exertion.

3. Never skip a warm up. Remember your warm up should match up to the exercise you are going to do. If you are going to do cardio, start with a brisk walk, light jog, or a low-gear bike ride. For strength training, start with some light weights and work in to your actual training sets. For yoga or martial arts, start with some initial stretches and/or light crunches that will warm the muscles up and prepare them for the upcoming workout.

4. Wear appropriate gear. To prevent injury, make sure you are wearing good supportive shoes for cardio, or your weights are properly racked and ready or your bike tires are inflated and your helmet is ready to go. Remember if you are exercising outside to check your weather forecast, sunset times, and be sure that you know your route.

5. Nutrition. Most dieticians agree that you should consume healthy carbs for energy and protein for power before your workout. The carb-protein combination can be found in great snacks like apple slices and peanut butter, or pistachios and blueberries, or fruit and protein smoothies. Other options include whole grains which are slowly digested to keep you full during your workout or fruit, like bananas and berries, to give you antioxidants that can reduce stress on your body and potassium to prevent muscle cramps.

6. Set a goal. If you just exercise until you are tired, then you will likely quit before you should and underperform. Set a goal that encourages you to strive your best. Be realistic, but make it challenging enough that you have to work for it. And, as always your goal for the workout should help you reach the larger, long-term goal that you have set for yourself.

Stay focused, safe, and hydrated. See you out there!