Hello my friends!
Have you ever wondered if you NEED a pre-workout? I personally feel like it’s an individual preference. Some people love drinking coffee right before a workout to give them energy to get through. Other people don’t drink anything special and other (myself included) need a little “extra” to get their workout going. I workout every day at 5 am and my pre-workout helps get me into the groove of my workout my giving me healthy energy without any crash. (I have my coffee later then with my breakfast and as I’m going to and from clients training sessions)
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So, you don’t necessarily NEED a pre-workout but if you are hitting it hard and need an extra push..then I highly recommend a pre-workout supplement. There are various brands and flavors to choose from. I was recently sent IdealFit pre-workout, electrolytes and glucosamine to sample. I’m not a huge fan of the Watermelon flavor but they have some other tasty flavors I want to try like Pineapple Mango..yum!
Electrolytes are super important especially after a sweaty session because when you sweat you lose vitamins and minerals which need to be replenished. I even recommend electrolyte drinks to my clients who are outside sweating in the garden or on super hot summer days because the more you sweat the more you need to replenish your electrolytes.
Glucosamine is important after your workouts to reduce soreness and inflammation in the body. They help protect your joints as well…which is really important if you are doing a lot of HIIT workouts with plyo-metrics.
Here is a fun 10-Minute AMRAP (as many rounds as possible) workout for you to try!
Set your timer for 10 minutes then go through each exercise doing 10 reps of each and mark down how many rounds you get through in 10 minutes. (If you don’t have a jump rope you can just pretend you have one)
Jump Rope – 10 Jumps
Push-Ups – 10 reps (modify at the wall or on a bench)
Mountain Climbers – 10 reps
Front Lunges – 10 reps
Reverse Crunches – 10 reps
Stay Healthy (and Fit) my Friends!
Carrie A Groff