Welcome back!! I’m so happy you are back to learn more about “Discovering Wellness”! This week I am going to be focusing on taking your workout to the next level. Side note, I am not a fitness God by any means, so this blog will be most beneficial for beginners, or those of you like me who workout a couple days a week. I am going to start off by sharing some tips and tricks that work best for me!
1.) I believe hydration is key! Staying hydrated is so important! Being dehydrated at the gym will lead to a poor workout and is also very dangerous.
2.) STRETCH! Stretching before and after your workout is crucial. Stretching helps loosen your muscles and prepare you for a great workout. I always stretch before starting my warm-up. Stretch before and after your workout helps release tension and prevents injury.
3.) Listen to the right music! Music is a huge part of my workout. If I’m not listening to the right music, I mentally can’t perform to my fullest. If you don’t have a playlist made, I reccomend going on Spotify and searching “workout”. Spotify’s workout genre has a wide range of music options.
4.) Take the right supplements! I do not recommend using supplements if you are new to working out. Right now, I am currently taking a pre-workout, post-workout, and use protein powder as well. My pre-workout help me perform at the gym, giving me energy and motivation. The post-workout is amazing after a hard workout. This helps prevent soreness, aches, and helps your body recover. I am not into protein drinks, so I put my protein in my smoothies. Smoothies fulfill my sweet tooth while providing me great nutrients.
While these are just a few tips and tricks to help take your workout to the next level, it is a great place to start. I hope you are able to apply some of the tips above into your next workout. Trust me, you will see a huge difference!
My supplements of choice:
Pre-workout: Beyond Raw LIT Pre Workout (https://bit.ly/3kIK2JO) – comes in a variety of different flavors and last forever!
Post-workout: Recharge – Post-Workout Supplement (http://bit.ly/3qcVAGi) – comes in 3 different flavors and an unflavored option. Again, this product lasts forever…a lot of bang for your buck.
Protein Powder: Vega Protein and Greens – I personally like but don’t LOVE this product. This protein powder is great for you, but doesn’t take the best. I love this product because it is plant-based, non-gmo, and includes your daily serving of greens.