When it comes to preparing for a workout, it’s not rocket science on what you need to accomplish; change into your workout gear, grab a towel, pack a water bottle, throw your hair up and go. Though this may seem easy on most days, we all know there are some days when questionable things come into our heads before our workouts. Below is a list of
things you should probably never try before a workout:
Have “Just One Drink” At Happy Hour:
We all have those friends who try and convince us to go to happy hour with them even if they know we have to work out. DO NOT let these friends convince you to have a drink at happy hour before your work out! Drinking alcohol lowers blood-sugar levels, which can lead to shakiness, weakness or even injury.
Chug Water Before Your Workout:
Eat Your Heart Out:
As hungry as you may be, and as much as you want to eat everything in sight, save it for after your workout! Definitely be sure to steer clear of spicy foods. Eating something spicy before a workout can lead to acid reflux or heartburn during your workout.
Not Warming Up:
Even though we all know warming up is an essential part of working out, for some reason many of us ignore it and go straight into our workouts. Not only will warming up help to prevent many injuries that can occur while working out, but warming up can also lead to a better overall workout. Warming up helps to activate your central nervous system, improve blood circulation, and prepare your muscles and joints for maximum flexibility.
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