Working out is the act of physical fitness and exercise that tests your ability, capacity, sustainability, stamina, and endurance.
People workout to lose weight or to gain muscle strength and fitness.
The act of losing weight means losing more calories than your daily consumption. Meaning if you need 1500 calories in order to maintain your normal weight then you need to consume less than this. That is probably taking 1300 calories in the diet and burning 300 calories during the workout.
Obviously one should start with 2 days a week and then take it to 4 or 5 depending on their capacity and commitment.
The workout is a series of combination of-
- Strength training
- Core work
Benefits of working out-
- Helps improve your mood and mental health
- Reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases
- Increases ability to think and promotes better judgment skills
- Helps you quit smoking
- Promotes better sleep
- Improves sexual health
- Helps you live longer.
- Increases energy levels.
- Leads to muscle strength and growth.
- Helps to control weight
What is pre-workout?
Pre-workout is basically a supplement presented in powder form which is taken before in order to increase your stamina, endurance, and overall performance.
It works by delaying the fatigue in a person. It is a combination of caffeine, B vitamin, etc
Different types of pre-workout
- Caffeine- Caffeine is present in most pre-workouts and helps to boost your overall performance and even your mental stability. It can be taken in the form of energy drinks or coffee.
- BCAA- branched-chain amino acids. Helps in muscle building.
- Glutamine- can be produced by the body. But in some instances, the body might need a higher percentage of glutamine. This is used to reduce muscle damage and inflammation.
- Creatine- creates high-intensity performance and gives certain boosts of energy.
When to take pre-workout supplements?
It should be taken 30-60 minutes as it takes this much time for it to peak in your blood.
Benefits of pre-workout
- Helps to boost power that increases your activity
- It could improve your endurance
- Mental effects such as an increase in focus
- Improves body composition that is more of lean muscle mass.
Side effects of pre-workout
As such there are no side effects but however sometimes the ingredients are not mentioned and it might happen that you may consume more amount of a particular substance such as caffeine which is not good for your overall health and results in anxiety, palpation.
That’s all folks! Most importantly remember to not push yourself. Work as much as you can commit to. All the best!