The Fruitful Life

Quick Tips to Boost Your Workout

Quick Tips to Boost Your Workout
*We’ve all made the resolution to start the New Year off right by eating clean and working out. While a proper diet is a crucial step in that process, it can be difficult to put in the effort at the gym when you’re not seeing any results. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite products, beyond protein powder, to help you reach your fitness goals and start the year on a healthy note!
*Consult your physician before beginning any diet/exercise regimen.


The first step to a great workout is having the proper fuel to get you from start to finish. MusclePharm’s All Natural Pre-Workout contains 150 mg of caffeine per serving to increase energy production. This blend of amino acids, such as L-Citrulline and Taurine, supports the body before, during, and after a workout. L-Citrulline is necessary for your body to use fat as fuel. It can also reduce lactic acid buildup, which means you will experience less soreness! Taurine improves athletic performance by protecting against muscle damage.


Boost Fat Burning

Made popular for its use in Bulletproof Coffee, MCTs are a form of saturated fatty acid naturally derived from coconut and palm kernel oil. When consumed, MCTS do not need to be processed by digestive enzymes, so the body quickly absorbs them. Once metabolized, they encourage the body to burn fat for fuel.
MCT oil can be added to your morning coffee for a boost of energy. Or, use it in dressing or add to smoothies and soups for added fat burning benefits!


Rehydrate & Refuel

Breaking a sweat is normally a sign of a great workout. While sweating is beneficial for the removal of toxins, you also end up losing electrolytes. Electrolytes are important for regulating muscle function, so it’s necessary to refuel after exercise.
Drinking water throughout a workout is needed to hydrate the body and avoid cramping. Popping a Nuun electrolyte tablet into water is an easy way to replenish lost minerals and electrolytes. A few flavors also contain caffeine -- for those looking for added energy for an optimal workout!


Rest & Recovery

ZMA is made up of zinc, magnesium aspartate, and vitamin B-6. The loss of minerals during an intense workout may result in a lack of zinc and magnesium. Zinc is important for overall immune function, and also aids in tissue repair. Virtually every cell of the body requires magnesium. Additionally, low magnesium levels may lead to cramping and fatigue.
This combination works together to promote recovery from exercise. It is suggested to consume before bedtime on an empty stomach, so the magnesium and zinc will absorb properly. Magnesium aids in muscle relaxation, and we all know the importance of a great night's sleep!
We hope these quick tips give you the motivation you need to conquer your fitness resolutions. What other healthy resolutions have you made for the New Year? Let us know in the comments below!

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