🔥PRE WORKOUT OR COFFEE?🔥
🤖 @emma.hatcher asked if it was bad to take a pre workout before her gym sessions most mornings. While I might not be a coffee drinker or pre workout taker, I hope this comparison helps to show why pre workout might not be your best option.
🦊From the outset I just want to say this...There is nothing inherently “bad” about pre workouts and if you want to use them, go right ahead and enjoy the buzz. Just keep in mind though, despite what the owner of the supplement store might say, you don’t need them nor will it give you super human strength or fat burning capabilities.
🦄Even though the list of ingredients on the back of all pre workouts are extensive and contain names that sound like some drunk lab technician made them up, their perceived benefits basically come from 1 ingredient, CAFFEINE.
☕️While caffeine has been shown in studies to improve people’s physical ability to perform a task those same studies also showed that the benefits begin to wane as people develop a tolerance to it.
😜VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: While the product I compared on this post had 150mg of caffeine per serving, some have been found to contain as much as 435mg! This dose on its own might not be dangerous to your health, however, it could leave you feeling nauseated, shaky and ill or could even exacerbate an underlying heart condition, so beware.
👺My take away from this post is, while pre workouts are sold as the key to becoming a lifting machine that can melt fat like butter in a microwave. The fact is they are just filled with caffeine which can be found in your everyday coffee.
🐸If you need or want a buzz to get you going for that early morning workout, my suggestion is this.....Have a coffee! It has zero calories meaning you will still be in a fasted state, you aren’t taking a gamble on what other ingredients are in your drink and you won’t potentially turn into a raging hulk juiced up on nearly 500mg of caffeine.
☺️❤️I hope this post has helped and as always, drop any questions you have below❤️☺️
❓What supplements, if any, do you like to use❓
Beasted the workouts this morning with the squad. Tired and all, still made it happen at 5am and 7am. --------------------------------------------------
Workout tonight at 7pm! Come through, it's our last Monday!
Toughest session of my life today. Not that the work was tough on paper, my mind was somewhere else. It's been a tough week mentally to begin with and I've been in a bit of a funk. Then today we brought our dog in for a knee problem thinking worst case scenario was surgery on a torn ligament. Turns out it's cancer. There's a 90% chance it's something that will spread no matter what and the research shows they have about 4 months if that's it. She was perfectly healthy and happy other than her leg pain... We had a biopsy done and hoping for that 10% chance (she'd still have to lose that leg) but I know it's not likely.
Everyone handles things different. I am not "hardcore" because I go to the gym when others probably wouldn't. I do it because the gym is my happy place. Today it's a distraction. The gym gives me balance. It's not easy fighting back tears between sets or randomly crying between check ins, but structure helps me. I don't want to lay around all day feeling bad, others would and that's okay too.
The point is everyone has struggles and life will always have ups and downs and it's okay to feel your feelings. You just can't let it derail you from the big picture. Take your time if you need it, but don't forget to keep showing up.
Low cal doesn't mean no flavor. With anchovies, prosciutto, fresh grated Parmesan, and @bolthousefarms dressing, this chicken Caesar salad maximizes flavor and minimizes calories. 324 calories to be exact. #fitdadby40
My Desert Every Night!
Because my food is usually lacking with nutrients, I take supplements to make up for it.
* DOGDIET requirements *
- Fasting: 23hrs daily. Drink plenty of water to stop hunger pains, growling and any other issues. I drink around 4L of water during my fasts with a tiny bit of sea salt for vital nutrients. DON'T use tablesalt. Its stripped of any nutrients.
- Exercise: make sure you keep exercising, it is vital in maintaining muscle during your fasting periods. I usually train in the afternoon around 3pm and take pre-workout powder 30mins prior. Using @bulknutrients 3x2.0 pre-workout powder ( banned soon ). My workout routine is up on an earlier post. Takes about 1hr to do, 6 days a week. Ab & glute work is also up on a previous post. Skip if abs & glutes are still sore.
- Meal: 1 meal preferably just before bed ( stay within your own calorie requirements). @myfitnesspal is a handy app to find out your calories. Deficit if cutting, maintenance if maintaining & surplus if bulking. )
- Total nutrient requirements:
- Protein: 105g min, no max.
- Carbs: 0g min, no max.
- Fat: 80g min, no max.
- Calcium: 1000mg min.
- Potassium: 4700mg min.
- Fibre: 0g min.
- Vitamin C: 90mg
- Vitamin A: half a carrot for now. Haven't looked into supplement yet. .
Supplement dosages vary depending on nutrients lacking from the food you choose. Still researching so may alter or add to the list. The @myfitnesspal app is handy to find out how much you need.
- My Current supplements include:
- @myproteinau potassium - @swisseau iron
- Caltrate bone health - @cenovis glucosamine
- @cenovisau sugarless C
- @bulknutrients whey concentrate, L-glutamine, bcaas, creatine and zma
- carrot for vitamin A
Made using @quik_app
Nothing but blue skies.
Chest and triceps day, but I’m adding in jump rope intervals for some additional cardio. I found a great timer app. You can set high and low intensity times and number of rounds. It’ll even play your favorite playlist.
I’m doing 10 rounds, 45 seconds of jumping with a 15 second rest.
I think this clip was taken from day 2, midway through the day. It was super hot that day which explains why in the next scene you can see the sweat marks in my shirt! Overall, I am grateful for this experience with HGTV's Mexico Life. What scene did you like most?
Keeping it real for some Monday motivation.
- Remember instagram is full of flexed or photoshopped. Don’t compare yourself to anyone other than that person in the mirror, because that is your only competition. Keep grinding and have an amazing Monday fit fam✌🏽😁💪🏽. #monday#happymonday ##mondaymotivation
It's Monday and you gotta get after it! You get out what you put in. Gotta hustle hard in the gym, in the kitchen, in all you do...Have a plan and trust the process..- 📸: my process from Bulk (190lbs) ⬅️ to Cutting (162 lbs) ➡️
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Lower body focus day for me with particular emphasis on the backline for the booty gains.
Demonstrated here are two variations which can be used either in a warm up before deadlifting or towards the end of a session.
Band resisted reverse hyper extensions.
Single leg prisoner back extensions.
Control the tempo to avoid swinging and stressing the lumbar spine by over extending! Focus on mind to muscle connection.
Both of these work glutes, hamstrings and lower back.
Beef stew (Pörkölt) is a Hungarian delicacy.😋😋😋
The definitive dish is made with Hungarian paprika and Onions. I used bacon for the base to fry the onions, and some tomato juice (original hand pressed from Grandpa's farm) to thicken up the sauce.
I served it on pasta (simply because I had no potatoes at home 😉). But it turned out to be wonderful anyway... 😎
Monday is about being incredible and focused. It’s a new week. New day. New goals. New objectives. New you. Oh ya don’t forget to hydrate. We need water to live everyday. #water#hydrate Our words can give life so being #mondays with positive words to those in your life. Motivate your friends. Love them for them. Inspire them to be life givers with their encouragement and kindness. Be the one that inspires someone to greatness. Be that person that shows others their value. Stand with your friends. Don’t forget them. You see your actions and words are like water is to your body. It’s life. It’s hope. It’s survival. Remember to hydrate your body and hydrate others with your words of life. Have an awesome #mondaymotivation#monday#fitness#fitnessmotivation#fitover50#fitdad#fithusband#fitgrandpa#fitnessjourney
Had a pizza date and watched Brooklyn 99 last night. This morning i did handstand work, met up with an old friend for tea, and finished my anxiety chapter. Eventful timeline but feeling productive! Lab and then more studying to come!