Pre-workout this, pre-workout that…I’ve heard about it all. I’m writing today to chat about the BEST pre-workout you can incorporate into your health & fitness routine. But not your traditional scoop of C4 or your can of monster. I’m talking about the good stuff.
Food & Water.
One of the most overlooked pre-workout strategies is how we fuel our bodies on a regular basis. Fact is, if you focus on consuming nutritious food, you won’t need to use supplements often to get you up and going.
So what are some general tools we can use to make sure our food is giving us the energy we need to perform inside and outside the gym?
Number 1: We Have To Drink Water
Up to 60% of the human body is made up of water. So you can imagine how it’s going to function when you are hydrated vs when you are dehydrated. Some studies show that being dehydrated by only 5% can decrease your performance by 30%. So if you’re going to have energy and run like a well oiled machine, consistent water consumption has to be part of the equation.
Number 2: Consume Your Macronutrients
Macronutrients are types of foods that your body needs in larger quantities to function best. These are foods that your body can’t create on its own and therefore need to be consumed. These are best known as proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. These food categories are going to create balanced energy stores within your body.
- Proteins are things like – quality meat, fish, tempeh, some dairy products.
- Carbohydrates are things like – rice, potatoes, fruits & veggies.
- Fats are things like – quality butter, oils, nuts & seeds.
At Bluprint Fitness, we’re a coaching program that helps busy professionals build the body & lifestyle they’re proud of year round.
And part of the program is figuring out what works best to get you to your goals with the least amount of steps.