Pre-Workouts and Achieving Your Fitness Goals
Now let's start off with saying a pre-workout supplement is not a necessity! But if you have the spare change to buy one it can help you tremendously in your fitness and health goals.
Let's start off with a few common ingredients typically found in pre-workouts and their benefits
This ingredient is an amino acid and is in most pre-workouts on the market today and for a good reason. Taking L-Citrulline increases plasma levels of ornithine and arginine and improves the ammonia recycling process and nitric oxide metabolism. In simpler terms it helps move blood around the body and increases blood flow, which in turn can increase muscle gains, strength an endurance! During your workout the better blood flow you get the more nutrients can get into your muscles which means more gains all around!!
I know what you're thinking.. "Didn't you JUST go over this ingredient?" Well the answer to that is yes and no. It does contain the amino acid citrulline but is bonded malate which is a organic salt of malic acid. L-Citrulline that we spoke about above is PURE Citrulline, whereas Citrulline Malate is Citrulling bonded to Malate so essentially two ingredients instead of a single amino acid.
BOTH ingredients will help with athletic performance AND blood flow.
Have you ever felt that tingly face feeling after downing a pre-workout? That's our friend and amino acid beta-alanine saying hello! Beta-alanine is the building block of carnosine, a molecule that helps buffer acid in muscles, increasing physical performance in the 60-240 second range. Beta-alanine can aid in lean mass gain.
Probably the most widely used, researched and effective supplements in the whole industury. There is a number of forms of creatine but the most widely used form is Creatine Monohydrate. It can help with exercise performance by rapidly producing muscular energy during activity. Creatine is produced in the body from amino acids. Creatine also occurs naturally in some fish but especially red meat! While taking creatine ensure you're drinking plenty of WATER.
Caffeine is a compound extracted from coffee beans, but can also be made in a laboratory. Plenty of supplements use real and naturally sourced caffeine, for example Myoblox uses RealCaf from coffee beans in their pre-workout loco! Caffeine is a powerful stimulant that can be used to improve athletic performance including physical strength and endurance.
What Makes Pre-Workout Beneficial to my Fitness Goals?
All of the ingredients we mentioned above are ingredients that are in most pre-workouts out there! Ingredients in pre-workouts can be beneficial in their own way as we mentioned above! More blood to the muscle gets more nutrients into the muscle which means your muscles have a better chance of growing, or gaining endurance whatever you are working towards! Ingredients in pre-workouts can push you past your workout plateau's and help you go longer during cardio or even help you push up more weight for more pounds or more reps.
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- Jesse Westover