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June 06, 2020 2 min read

If you’re trying to build muscle, it’s not going to happen if you don’t first put the components into your body to help it build that muscle. If you exercise too much without the right building-blocks, your body will simply harvest what it needs from your body, and it’s not just fat that it will go after. Here’s what you need to keep around when you’re about to have a really intensive workout.

Pre-Workout Drinks

There are a few ingredients that you’ll find in most pre-workout drinks. One is caffeine, which we’re sure you’re familiar with. It’s a stimulant, so it keeps you focused on your workout and gives you a better response time.

Another popular ingredient in the top pre-workout supplements is creatine. Creatine gives muscles the quick energy needed during workouts. It can also help your muscles absorb more water, leading to a stronger pump and therefore more muscle growth.

Finally, don’t forget about BCAA’s. Branched-chain Amino Acids are important for helping with muscle growth and increasing energy in your muscles.

Workout

The fact is, you don’t want to eat too much during your exercise, or eat a lot and head right into your exercise routine. If you exercise too hard with a lot in your stomach you’ll simply vomit, and then you’re not feeling good for the rest of your workout and won’t be able to give it your all. If you have to have a snack in the middle of a workout, keep it light and healthy like a protein bar filled with fibre.

Post-Workout

Once again, your body needs the building blocks in it when it’s trying to build muscle, and muscle building goes on for a surprisingly long time after your workout has stopped. Once again, you’ll see creatine and BCAA’s on the list; what hasn’t passed through your system or been used could use a top-off. In addition, carbohydrates are an excellent idea to have in your post-workout diet, since you’ll want to replenish both glucose and glycogen.

You’re breaking down your muscles so that they can build back up and get stronger, so you want to make sure you’re getting the most out of your workout. Grab some muscle-building powder and you’ll do better than ever!



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