By: Riley Mushkin
Whether you’re a veteran in the fitness game or fairly new, you probably know that your motivation to get to the gym is going to ebb and flow. Some days, it may feel near impossible to get off your couch. This is why maintaining a pre workout routine is so important in reaching fitness goals and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Additionally, many athletes who have year-long plus fitness routines will tell you - a pre workout supplement is one of the trusty tools in their arsenal. But...a lot of these options actually contain animal products or dairy, and if you’ve made it to this page, there’s a good chance that you are already following or are interested in a vegan or plant based lifestyle.
So let’s start with the basics. In reality, there are several great vegan pre workout options available, including:
- Black coffee or tea;
- A pre workout meal like protein overnight oats or baked protein oats;
- Almond and peanut butter;
- Plant based protein powder and;
- Plant based pre-workout supplements
In the realm of pre workout supplements, plant based options have certainly started to spring up. It’s important for vegans to add amino acids to their diet, which is why the RSP team felt passionate about creating an all-in-one vegan energy and pre workout that is formulated using clean and natural, plant based ingredients.
So let’s talk about why adding a plant based pre workout supplement to your fitness routine may help take your fitness practice to the next level.
Increased Energy & Focus
The importance of focus when it comes to working out can be largely overlooked, even for the most seasoned athletes. When mental clarity and focus are at their peak, you’re more likely to focus on the mind-muscle connection and complete your workouts with better form and posture - which largely contributes to the efficacy of your workout and can help minimize injury or developing poor form habits. Energy, especially when coupled with focus and mental clarity, can help your mind from wandering onto the day’s distractions which also contributes to a better, more mindful fitness experience. The caffeine in Vegan AminoLean is derived from fermented tea leaves, organic matcha, and guarana, arming you with 130mg of caffeine - about the same amount as a large cup of coffee.
Increased Performance & Muscle Recovery
RSP’s vegan AminoLean also contains amino acids, an important component of a healthy diet. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein, and studies show that taking amino acids 15 - 30 minutes before a workout can help you work out longer and recover faster. Additionally, you may notice less of a post-workout fatigue after an intense workout. Each serving of AminoLean contains 5g of Vegan Amino Acids to help you recover faster and support lean muscle building.
AminoLean also contains a weight management blend that sets it apart from traditional pre workout supplements. The L-Carnitine in AminoLean helps move more fatty acids into your cells to be burned for energy, which can increase your ability to burn fat and lose or manage weight. The CLA in AminoLean burns body fat by increasing the amounts of specific enzymes and proteins that are involved in fat breakdown.
Pre workouts are a great tool to help with motivation, especially when you have new fitness goals. Here at RSP, it's crucial for us to be able to offer our plant based customers a vegan pre workout supplement that delivers a delicious and clean energy boost. Now, what are you waiting for? Go grab some RSP AminoLean for plant-based energy, increased muscle performance, and weight management benefits!