A lot of people don’t understand the usefulness of a pre-workout supplement & I thought I’d shed some light on why it wouldn’t be a bad idea into looking into getting one to help you chug through your workout.
Energy: A-lot of people don’t have the energy they’d wish, and sometimes because of this it causes them to become more susceptible to SKIPPING workouts or runs. Pre workouts give you the energy you need to get off your ass, and get moving.
Endurance: For those of you like myself who don’t have the problem with getting out there and doing your thing, pre-workouts are used as stimulants with many ingredients that will give you the energy not only to perform better, but longer during your workouts. Giving you that edge in the weight room or on the road/trail/etc. It’s not necessary, but it’s definitely a great feeling.
Appetite: Let’s face it, a lot of people aiming to workout/run could be out of shape or overweight. Most pre-workouts that are stimulants are also appetite suppressors. This helps you stay away from food that you might not need, even after a workout. I’m not saying don’t get your nutrients in after your WO, but it’ll help you control what you put in & how much.
Pump: A-lot of you might not know what the “pump” is, but it’s created by the widening of your arteries & veins which allows more blood to get to your muscles, making the skin and muscles expand, so to speak. It’s mostly just aesthetically pleasing.
Reasons NOT to:
Not necessary: It’s true, supplements aren’t really necessary to the body. You’ll perform just FINE without them. Sometimes though, given people’s different attitudes, personalities, or agenda, they do help. I’m not saying they’re necessary, because they aren’t NEEDED. But hey, so aren’t a lot of things in life that we have.
Ingredients: In a lot of cases, Pre-workouts haven’t been fully trialed and are packed with a lot of ingredients. A lot of them, you probably don’t know. In a sense, you could be harming your body & it’s very likely in most cases they have negative effects, but they also have good effects, or people wouldn’t use them. See above.
Conclusion: I myself use a PWO, why? Well because, you only live once, and I believe simply the benefits out weigh the negatives. My schedule isn’t always perfect, and sometimes I need that endurance in a workout to give it my all. It’s all preference.
I DO suggest, if you are serious about lifting/running, you look into a PWO to help your game just THAT much. You will see improvement. Anyways, ciao.