Lets take a dive into one of the most talked about supplements in the fitness world these days - Pre Workouts 👨🏻🚀
WHAT IS PRE-WORKOUT?
Pre-workout supplements, such as drinks or powders, are designed to give a sudden boost of energy and increased focus. Like our ASTRO supplement, most pre-workouts are available in powder form that you then mix with water. Key ingredients often include caffeine, L-Citrilline, Beta Alanine, Amino Acids and Creatine.
WHEN SHOULD I TAKE PRE-WORKOUT?
As the name suggests, you should consume pre-workout before exercise – usually around 20-30 minutes prior. For those who prefer to pump in the evenings, be careful how late you consume your pre-workout; if you’re planning on taking it a few hours before getting some shut eye, then think again. However these days they do have stimulant free options pre workouts you can take. Taking pre-workouts too close to bedtime can disrupt your sleep and wreak havoc with your routine– not great when the sole purpose of taking the stuff is for energy! To be on the safe side, always refer to the packaging to find out how and when to consume your pre-workout.
WHAT ARE THE PROS OF PRE-WORKOUT?
Build Muscle - Pre Workouts supplements may contain amino acid compounds, the primary components for muscle building. Also, it helps improve the muscle protein synthesis rate, which can result in more muscle gains.
Enhance Your Strength - Caffeine are some of the elements of pre-workouts that can facilitate power enhancement. In fact, experts claim that it can improve your speed, strength, and power.
Increase Your Endurance - To survive a gruesome workout, the body needs endurance, so for this creatine along with L-Citrullineworks well. Most brands don’t add L-Citrulline, but it’s a powerful ingredient which helps in getting the Nitric Oxide released.
Pump Complex - Every guy wants a great pump and loves to see his veins popping. Arginine is the key player in the synthesis of Nitric Oxide, which creates that pump. Other ingredients that increase the rate of N.O. production are AKG and L-Citrulline.
Bye Bye Fat - Pre Workouts containing Caffeine help in burning fat at a greater rate during a workout. Caffeine is an active ingredient in fat burners also. Caffeine also promotes strength and alertness post-consumption. However, it has to be noticed that Caffeine based supplements should not be consumed within 6-8 hours of sleep.