Pre-Workout Supplements: Not Just for Men

There are times when life gets so busy and you’re stretched so thin, finding enough energy to exercise seems impossible. I know. I’ve been there. And the last thing I want to do is to reach for an energy drink loaded with artificial ingredients and sugar. But I also hate to miss my workouts.

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Many women wonder if it’s OK to take a pre-workout supplement to boost energy, or if these formulas are intended for men (bodybuilders, in particular). Personally, I use them often, and I’d recommend them to anyone interested in improving his or her exercise routine.

Pre-workout supplements are specially formulated to give you longer lasting energy for your workouts and to increase your mental focus so you can push yourself harder. This will, in turn, help promote strength gains.

Many pre-workout formulas are also designed to promote nitric oxide production, which supports muscular endurance and helps fight fatigue so you can work out at a more strenuous level and get better results.

The great thing about these supplements is that they come in powder or ready-to-drink forms. Powders can be easily mixed with water, shakes or smoothies or even into cereal or yogurt. I like Worldwide Sports Nutrition Extreme NOS Pumped, which is premixed and perfect for days when you won’t be home before heading to the gym.

I recommend taking your pre-workout supplement 30 to 45 minutes before exercise. By the time you make it to the gym, you’ll feel more than ready to tackle that workout!

NPC National Figure competitor Melissa Transou, a fitness expert, wife and mother, blogs about the unique sports and nutrition needs of women and female athletes exclusively for Vitacost.com. Learn more about Melissa in this recent RXMuscle.com spotlight article, connect with her on Facebook or email her at melissatransou@yahoo.com.

Mrs. Fitness

IFBB figure professional Melissa Transou, a fitness expert, wife and mother, blogs about the unique sports and nutrition needs of women and female athletes exclusively for Vitacost.com. Email her atmelissatransou@yahoo.com.

About Mrs. Fitness

IFBB figure professional Melissa Transou, a fitness expert, wife and mother, blogs about the unique sports and nutrition needs of women and female athletes exclusively for Vitacost.com. Email her at melissatransou@yahoo.com.

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7 comments on «Pre-Workout Supplements: Not Just for Men»

  1. Nikolett says:

    Nice article Mrs. Fitness I have been taking Chick Pump pre-workout for women and love it. It provides a excellent bst in energy, focus, endurance, and power in the gym. Plus it tast great. Give it a try you will love it !) Thanks again for the great article do you have a Blog?

  2. That is really a good post. You made some really good points and I am grateful for your research. This information helps all of us to stay fit and healthy in our day to day life. Thanks for the tips. It is pointless to go to the gym and not eat right. You body needs lots of rest and good food to build muscle.The benefits of body building for a physical boost are clear and proven. No-one can deny that.

  3. Sonu says:

    There are times when life gets so busy and you’re stretched so thin, finding enough energy to exercise seems impossible. pre workout is the best for women

  4. dmike says:

    Pre work out supplements plays a very important role in our bodybuilding life because they provide all necessary nutrition to our body and also boost up our energy. As automobile need petrol for running in the same way our body needs pre work out supplement for increase our energy during workout sessions.

  5. I think they’re totally worth taking. The key is not to take them every day, just once in a while and only when you need it. I actually found that I started to develop a tolerance if I took them too often.

  6. preworkout says:

    Please tell me a little about some preworkout supplements. I am going to start taking supplements.

  7. ClickOnCare says:

    Pre Workout supplement is good to take as it improves performance, increase strength & metabolic rate.

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