When we lead such busy lives, it can be a lot of effort to get down to the gym three times a week. The last thing we want to do when we’ve had such a stressful day is to add more stress on to our bodies by taking in a strenuous weightlifting session or running 5 miles on the treadmill. So, we need more extra energy to integrate into our workout routines. But, with all the conflicting information that says you shouldn’t eat before you exercise, but also you may not feel so comfortable having a carb heavy meal just before working out, so what are the little things you can use to add some extra energy to your workout routine?
If you want to give you a workout that extra edge, caffeine is one of the most important energy sources available to you. Instead of getting it from energy drinks or sugary treats, you should think about getting it as naturally as you possibly can. This means drinking tea or coffee, and because it’s such a fast acting substance, and only takes 20 minutes to assimilate into your system, this means you can have a nice cup of joe before your workout routine, and you will be able to put the extra effort in.
For a lot of energy supplements to work, they have to be taken over a long period of time so the more popular ones, like ginseng, can benefit, but you have to start taking them for about two weeks beforehand for you to feel any benefits. There are also other ways for you to increase your energy, and for guys, this can mean increasing testosterone. This can be done by using a supplement such as Tongkat Ali, but you can also raise your testosterone by indulging in strength related exercises, such as squats. There are some supplements you can take to increase the amount of nitric oxide, which gives you a rush of energy, such as NO-Xplode. Also, if you find you are low in energy a lot of the time, vitamin B is known as the energy vitamin, but you can get adequate vitamins from your diet. So, if you are not eating healthy, this is the best place to start.
If you walk into the gym feeling lethargic and fatigued, the chances are you aren’t going to put in as much effort as you normally would into your workout routines. So, this is where mindset plays an important part. Lots of entrepreneurs talk about when they are feeling sluggish or lacking in energy, they shock the body. So, if you find that you are doing a lackluster workout routine, either think about changing your mindset to accomplish these tasks, or change your workout routine! This may be the key. And we should change your workout routines approximately every 8 weeks, but if you find you a doing this anyway but are just lacking in any motivation, start taking the athlete’s approach to accomplishing a task, this means positive self-talk, psyching yourself up, and overriding any negative or debilitating thoughts.
We all have off days when we exercise, but if this is a constant issue, you may want to start thinking about these three things and implementing them into your workout.