Get the most out of your workouts with these pre-workout quick tips and motivation to do your best!
Food is Fuel
If you are hungry, then eat first before you workout. Food is fuel! A sliced up banana (rich in potassium and fiber) with one teaspoon of all natural crunchy peanut butter (for potassium and protein) is 200 calories and a great pre-workout snack. Also, if you aren’t a breakfast eater, you should try this. It’s a great way to get your metabolism going in the morning.
Drink 15-20 ounces of water 1-2 hours before a workout. Break it up and drink small amounts every 15 minutes or so by using a small juice glass.
Make a Plan
You should record all your workouts in a journal or in an app. Write the amount of weight you used, if you went for time or repetitions, etc. It’s a great motivator and doesn’t take up too much time.
Dress for Success
Whether you are into hiking, pilates, running, or whatever, it’s important to dress for performance.
Find activewear that gets you pumped to do that workout!
Breathe & Get into the Game
Right before you start your workout, take 10 slow breaths and get yourself prepared for the work ahead. Here’s one of my all time favorite fitness motivation quotes from Greg LeMond (3x Tour de France winner)…
Faster, stronger, better – no matter your sport or activity, this is the truth. Now, it’s time to work!