Pre-workout nutrition is the key to getting a good workout. Pre-workout shakes are a great way to get the nutrients you need to pump that extra weight, or do some extra reps. Wherever tasty your favorite pre-workout shake is, it can get boring after a while. Here is a favorite recipe to add some variety to your arsenal of pre-workout concoctions
1 1/2 cups milk
. 1/2 banana, frozen.
or as natural peanut butter.
1/2 cup raw oat bran or uncooked oatmeal.
1 scoop of vanilla whey.
Creatine powder (optional).
Use milk as a base. A glass and a half of milk is what you need to start. The most overlooked supplement, the milk fast acting and slow-digesting proteins to provide a constant supply of amino acids.
Discard half frozen banana in blender with milk. For added benefit, use slightly green bananas. They have less sugar and will provide longer lasting energy than a ripe banana.
Try some peanut butter. Then comes the peanut butter, but it must be natural. It has an abundance of mono-unsaturated fatty acids that increase muscle mass and faster fat burning.
Add to all that a half cup of raw oat bran or uncooked oatmeal. The complex carbohydrates will provide sustained energy for exercise, as well as the rest of the day.
Blend for 15 seconds, then add half a scoop of vanilla whey protein to kick-start the muscle recovery process.
Add additional supplements if you will. Before a workout, it is a preparation process that the muscles are going through. To prep muscles to growth, can creatine added to the pre-workout shake.
Tips and Warnings
Drink protein shake one to two hours before your workout for maximum benefits to build and repair muscles.