Energy levels can't always keep up with training goals and ambitions. Sometimes we need help to beat mental and physical tiredness. Pre-workout supplements stimulate the mind and provide energy when you need it. If you've had a tiring day at work and can't get motivated to visit the gym, an energy boosting nitric oxide supplement can give you that crucial lift at the right time. So, here’s our pre-workout supplement guide!
With food, your eyes may sometimes be bigger than your stomach, and with training, your goals and ambitions may be bigger than the actual energy you have. Pre-workouts and energy supplements can go a long way to help combat both mental and physical tiredness, allowing you to workout that extra bit more.
Here’s a no fuss guide on how pre-workouts can help you.
The main component of a pre workout is caffeine, which after a period of around 30 to 40 minutes, will help you to feel energised. Basically, imagine a really strong cup of coffee but with a few extra toys!
Pre-workouts contain other components, such as creatine and taurine (helping with power and strength); beta-alanine (endurance) and tyrosine (focus). It’s all about finding the right one for you, but always follow the dos and try not to take after 6pm if you want a decent kip
For some people, they like to feel the “pump”. NO boosters such as BSN’s NO Xplode or Matrix Nutrition’s Rage N.O Pump do just this. This type of pre workout is designed to increase vascularity, which essentially helps with blood flow to your muscles. Why is that good? Well first of all it makes you feel a bit like your muscles are swelling, and secondly, it helps with the transportation of nutrients, which help those muscle recover and grow.