Whether you are an experienced bodybuilder or just starting to exercise for the first time, it is likely that you have been sold on taking pre-workout to improve your performance in the gym. You might have heard that pre-workout can help you lift heavier weights, thus stimulating greater muscle growth, or you might have heard about the “electric” feeling taking pre-workout supplements can provide. This article is dedicated to exploring the pros and cons of using pre-workout, so as to better educate you as to the necessity of these supplements.
Pre-workout supplements refer to any product that stimulates the central nervous system, thereby reducing fatigue and perceived exertion during a workout. Most preworkout supplements contain high doses of caffeine, in addition to nutrients like creatine, BCAAs, and beta-alanine, which confer positive benefits to strength, endurance, and lean muscle mass. Research suggests that pre-workout supplements can increase anaerobic capacity, power performance, and reaction time.
However, it should be known that many pre-workout supplements are notorious for including high doses of caffeine and artificial ingredients, the combination of which may put undue stress on the endocrine and cardiovascular system, particularly in those recreational and professional athletes with high allostatic load.
This is of particular relevance to those with underlying heart conditions, such as hypertension or heart arrhythmias, wherein preworkout supplementation may exacerbate symptoms. With that said, the relative safety of preworkout supplements favors daily or weekly use if the user does not have underlying conditions.
In further consideration of the efficacy of pre-workout supplements, it is vital to consider the underlying motivations for using a pre-workout supplement. All too often, pre-workout supplements are used by those that feel “too tired” or “depleted” to engage in a grueling workout. In fact, anecdotal evidence suggests that most users of pre-workout supplements couple that supplementation with other forms of caffeine, suggesting that energy levels are the primary concern in taking pre-workout supplements...
Unfortunately, most people who use pre-workout supplements have not been properly educated in holistic lifestyle principles that can help them feel vital and alert prior to and during exercise, such as proper sleep, high quality nutrition, and stress management practices. In order to bridge the gap between the Phyba approach to holistic lifestyle, and the more traditional approach of the fitness industry at large, Phyba has created it’s own pre-workout supplement, Yeet Perfect!
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