Fighting Fatigue Best Practices, Part 2
In my previous article, Fighting Fatigue Best Practices, I reviewed some simple strategies for getting more energized and beating those tired blues once and for all.
This article takes things one step further, focusing on workout and exercise fatigue. While the tips outlined in Fighting Fatigue Best Practices Part 1 still apply, there are a number of additional things you can do when it comes to your physical fitness. After all, energy is a huge factor in whether or not your workouts are successful.
Let’s look at how you can fight fatigue at the gym and see the results you’ve been looking for – they may be closer than you think!
Fighting Fatigue Best Practices – Energize Your Workout!
These best practices for fighting fatigue are organized around 3 main workout stages – pre-workout (before your workout), intra-workout (during your workout), and post-workout (after your workout). Here they are…
1. Pre-Workout Practices for Fighting Fatigue
The pre-workout stage is all about preparing your muscles so that they perform at their highest potential during your workout. Here’s what you can do to maximize your pre-workout energy:
- Hydrate – Pre-workout hydration is absolutely key. It’s recommended that you get at least 12 ounces of fluid 2-4 hours before your workout. This will ensure adequate performance at the gym.
- Eat Right – The right nutritional support before a workout is essential. Healthy carbs, in the form of whole grains or vegetables, are needed to fuel your workout and will go a long way to prevent fatigue. Around 15-20 grams of protein is also needed to support your muscles. A protein supplement like Gaspari Nutrition Myofusion will do the trick.
- Boost Your Energy – There are some very effective energy boosting supplements on the market today, including Gaspari Nutrition SuperPump MAX, USPLabs Jack3d, and Muscle Pharm Assault. If you’re looking for a milder, all-natural option, try Magic Matcha Green Tea. All of these options will totally jumpstart your workout!
2. Intra-Workout Practices for Fighting Fatigue