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Why Take Pre-Workout Supplements?

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why use pre-workout supplements
Last modified: August 14th, 2018 11:59 am

Pre-workout supplementation is a mainstay when it comes to body building and fitness plans and practices.  If you’re trying to get the most out of your workout regimen, you’re doing yourself a disservice by not taking advantage of pre-workout supplements.  We have spent a lot of time talking about the importance of diet control and post-workout supplementation to help you reach your ideal physique, but the importance of pre-workout supplementation shouldn’t be ignored because of it.  Why take pre-workout supplements? While it’s probably sort of cumbersome since it requires additional planning and prep work, pre-workout supplementation can mean the difference between setting new personal records in the weight room, being able to run that extra mile, and staying focused or… not.

What Pre-Workout Supplementation Does

The effects that a pre-workout supplementation product has on your body is going to very based on what you’re consuming.  Powder mixes tend to be fastest acting, resulting in near-immediate benefits while there are pre-workout supplemental tablets and capsules available for consumption as well.  Products like Fulcrum should intensify your gym time, providing you with an extra boost of energy and focus so that you can get the most out of your workouts.  These types of powders should be mixed up and consumed 30 minutes before you head to the gym.  The ingredients are geared toward elevating your performance, allowing for increased workout lengths, intensity levels, and muscle gain or fat burn.

Some pre-workout supplements are distributed in capsule or tablet form.  These tend to be slower acting and are geared toward cardio specialists.  The ingredients will help you maximize your longevity levels, increasing the distance that you can run, bike, or swim before you feel like you’re going to die.  In contrast to the powders, the slow release tablets will help your muscles sustain an elevated level of nutrients needed for a longer period of time so that you can really improve your cardio workouts and burn even more calories.

In either scenario, the pre-workout supplements don’t just ensure you will get the most you can out of your workouts.  They also will help jump start the recovery process.  Taking a post-workout supplement actually builds on the foundation laid by the pre-workout supplements, especially when it comes to building muscle mass.  Supplementation plans are most effective if you take both pre and post workout products, preferably stacked from the same manufacturer.

Pre-workout Supplementation is 100% Safe

So long as you follow the instructions that come on the labels of reputable products from reputable companies, pre-workout supplementation is most definitely safe.  The directions and ingredients list should be labeled on any supplement.  If you’re unsure about something, run it by your physician, especially if you have some sort of medical problem.  Companies like ours try to include as many 100% natural ingredients as possible, rather than creating some crap in a lab.  The organic ingredients tend to have side-benefits and far fewer unwanted, adverse side effects.  Just to be safe, you should read every ingredient that goes in to the supplement you think is right for you and understand what you’re putting in to your body.

SR Content Strategist & Fitness Expert

Matt Weik, the owner of Weik Fitness, LLC, is a well-respected fitness expert/author/podcaster with a global following. His work has been featured in nearly 100 fitness magazines (Flex Magazine, Men’s Muscle & Health Magazine, Oxygen Magazine), 2,000+ websites, as well as having numerous books and audiobooks that are published.  Matt Weik graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Kinesiology. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist, personal trainer, and sports nutritionist. Matt is a member of the supplement expert panel at the Bodybuilding.com Awards 2018.

You can contact Matt via www.weikfitness.com or on social media links below.

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