Pre-workout drinks give users the boost they need for a grueling workout, but there are a number a risk that come with these drinks. Pre-workouts are known to raise your heart rate, that mixed with cardiovascular workouts can be more harmful for your heart than good. These powdered drinks have led to deaths and failures of the heart and liver.
There are tons of natural ways to get a pick me up before a workout. Altering the way you eat before a workout can have a dramatic affect on your workout.
Choosing the right food is essential to making sure you get the best out of your workout. In this video, Certified Fitness Instructor Jason Schaeffer explains what you should load up on before hitting the gym. While everyone’s body is different, a good rule is to eat a smaller meal an hour before working out that is high in carbs but low in fat. Remember, while energy bars can be good, make sure you read the label because they may be high in fat, calories and sodium.