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The Importance of the Pre-Workout

The Importance of the Pre-Workout

People always want to get the most out of the time that they spend exercising at the gym. Pre-Workout supplements are a great way to help you do exactly that! Lots of people take Pre-Workout before hitting the gym or heading out for a run, in hopes of increasing their energy levels, muscle power or endurance during their workouts.

Pre-Workout will usually contain a blend of ingredients ranging from caffeine to guarana to creatine. These ingredients will increase your blood flow, increase your heart rate and increase your focus. This modestly enhances performance in athletes and bodybuilders, and it will give them an edge by helping them push themselves to the limit. 

CAFFEINE

Pre-Workout will give off a caffeine rush which can provide a physical boost before a workout. In a 2012 study, it was found that men who took caffeine supplements could deadlift, bench-press and do a lot of other heavy liftings at greater weights compared with men who did not take the caffeine supplements. Also, these studies showed that runners and rowers could increase their aerobic capacity with a dose of caffeine.

Don’t forget that too much caffeine can pose a health risk, however. Always read the label and never exceed the stated dosage.

CREATINE

Almost every type of Pre-Workout supplement contains creatine. Creatine can boost energy production in muscles cells and improve muscle performance. Trials have shown that college footballers who took creatine had less cramping and dehydration, as well as fewer injuries than players who didn’t take creatine. Also, a 2002 study of 20 athletes, found that creatine increased their body mass and gave them peak power during short sprints.

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