Should I take Pre-workout?

img_0195This is all up to you!!! Currently I’m taking Jym in strawberry kiwi 🥝 🍓 I only take about half a scoop 15-20 minutes before my workout with water of course. I don’t always take pre-workout only when I absolutely need it (like when I don’t want to go to the gym or on leg day). Relying solely on pre-workout to get through your workout might mean a few things: you’re bored of your workouts, you are dangerously raising your level of additives in your body, and finally you might have a caffeine addiction…Try to avoid becoming reliant by only using it when you absolutely need it!

Now let’s get to the science behind pre-workout!

•First off what’s in it?!

Usually caffeine, beta-alanine, creatine, and amino acids.

•What do they do?!

1)increase blood flow to increase endurance levels throughout workout. This gives you that muscle pump 💪🏻

2) increased focus—-I might take this to study sometimes shhh don’t tell haha 🤓

3) boost energy production in muscle cells. This gives you that tingly feeling. 🏋🏼‍♀️

4) draws fluids from the blood plasma which improves muscle performance and helps prevent injury.

•let’s not forget that pre-workout can be dangerous when taken in high amounts frequently. It’s not regulated by the FDA so make sure you research your brand before you buy!! Feel free to reach out if you have any questions. Happy lifting 🏋🏼‍♀️

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