There are many pre-workout products on the market that are said to give you that extra boost just before you hit the gym, but do they really work? Are they worth the money you pay?
Before I met my competition coach, I was a strong believer that without a branded pre-workout product, my workout would fall flat and I’d end up feeling unsatisfied with my performance. However during my competition prep, I was told to change my powdered pre-workout for something more natural which provides nutritional benefits as well as an energy boost.
Here are a few I tried:
100ml - Unsweetened Almond Milk
20g - PhD Diet Whey Strawberry
20g - Peanut Butter
½ - Banana
Blend and enjoy!
Macros: 280KCAL, 29gC, 13gF, 20gP
Bananas are a great source of natural, nutritional carbs which will give you that little push before your workout.
'Mocha' my workout good!
1 - Mug of black coffee with water (1 tbsp granules)
1 - Scoop My Protein Impact Whey Chocolate
8g - Natural honey
1 - handful of ice
Put all ingredients in a shaker or tumbler and sip!
Macros: 121KCAL, 8gC, 0gF, 19gP
The black coffee masked under a layer of chocolate protein will be sure to give you a buzz!
Time to lift berry heavy!
80g - Strawberries
60g - Greek style yoghurt (0% fat)
50ml - Unsweetened Almond Milk
Water (if necessary)
Blend together and gulp!
Macros: 66KCAL, 13gC, 1g F, 7g P
This refreshing shake will give you a fresh boost as it includes natural sugars which will provide you with vast amounts of energy!