Pre-workout habits can have terrible or amazing results, and only you can be successful on the road. It can be as simple as avoiding coffee or wearing the right clothes. Either way, your body will perform at a higher level with the right routine, bringing you closer to your desired goals.
I’ve identified some of the most common pre-workout mistakes and some solutions you can definitely learn from.
- Do not exercise on an empty stomach.
Some people do “fast” cardio, which is done on an empty stomach. The theory is that your body uses fat and carbohydrates for energy, which helps you lose weight.
However, if you haven’t eaten anything a few hours before your workout, your body starts using protein as fuel. This means less protein to repair and strengthen your muscles. Also, focusing on using fat as your main energy source doesn’t mean your body will burn more calories.
- Do not drink too much water before exercise.
Hydration before exercise is important, but avoid drinking too much water, as doing so will balance the salt levels in your blood. You may experience swelling in your tissues, dizziness, discomfort, or vomiting.
It is best to drink water (15-20 oz) 1-2 hours before exercise. Drink 8-10 ounces 15 minutes before departure. If you sweat more or the weather gets warmer, you’ll need to drink more.
- Do not sleep for a long time.
It is good to take a short nap about 30 minutes before your workout. It’s called a “skill” that improves your concentration and energy. However, long naps have the opposite effect. Maybe it will make you sleepier than sleep.
- Do not underdress or overdress.
Even if you’re exercising on the coldest day of the year, don’t wear too many coats. You will overheat and sweat profusely. Then, if you are hit by a cold wind, the sweat will evaporate easily, making you cold.
In contrast, choose fabrics that allow your skin to breathe on cooler days. Choose clothes that are cool, comfortable, and comfortable to walk in. Also, choose cotton pants and tops, so they will absorb sweat well.
- Don’t do static.
First of all, static stretching can reduce performance and negatively impact running speed, reaction time, and power output. In addition, if the body is not warmed up first, it can cause muscle damage.
This does not mean that you can completely worry about static time. Instead, do it later, and you’ll get more benefits.
- Do not start exercising without proper relaxation.
The body needs rest days to heal and regenerate. Regardless of your type of exercise or fitness level, this is the most important part of your workout. If you miss your rest days, it can trigger fatigue and overwork.
Allowing yourself to relax will help your muscles recover and prevent fatigue. You’ll sleep better, be less likely to get sick, and have a better quality of life.
- Do not eat coffee.
The most popular ingredient in pre-workout vitamins is caffeine. By giving you the energy to exercise more, it will help you and improve your mood and concentration, but not for long. Ingesting large amounts of caffeine in the colon can cause cumulative contractions, which can increase the risk of bowel movements.
This means you can sit on the toilet after exercising. But it’s also part of the side effects, so restlessness, insomnia, rapid and/or irregular pulse, anxiety, heartburn, and high blood pressure can all occur.
What do you prefer to do before you exercise? Did you mention anything in the article? If you could give me some tips for pre-training?