Ask any loyal fitness devotee and they’ll tell you the same thing - you will NOT be motivated to work out every time you decide to hit the gym. While motivation is a great way to kick off a new routine, having the right tools and habits in place will always trump motivation. Many women who have year-long plus fitness routines will tell you - a pre workout supplement is one of the trusty tools in their arsenal.
Out with the old, in with the new
When you hear the term pre-workout, what immediately comes to mind? If you’re like me, you might think of aggressive packaging, masculine product names, difficult to understand ingredients and thus, the overall feeling that this product “might not be for me.” In reality, there are several great pre-workouts for women available, including:
- Black coffee or tea;
- Greek yogurt;
- Almond and peanut butter;
- Protein powder, and;
- Pre-workout supplements
In the realm of pre workout supplements, things have certainly changed for the better for women! We developed AminoLean, RSP’s all-in-one energy solution and pre workout, to be a pre workout everyone can enjoy and a pre workout for women to feel good about.
So let’s talk about why adding a pre workout supplement to your fitness routine may help take your fitness practice to the next level.
Increased focus and energy
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. In RSP’s AminoLean, we use caffeine from a natural source - Green Tea. As far as how much caffeine is right for you, that is unique to each person. Each serving of AminoLean (2 scoops) contains 125mg of natural caffeine, comparable to one cup of black coffee. The experience is completely customizable to what you need to feel your best.
Muscle Recovery and Performance
Amino acids are a crucial component in any pre workout supplement. Because amino acids are the building blocks of protein, studies show that taking amino acids 15- 30 minutes before a work-out 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 Essential Amino Acids plus Branch Chain Amino Acids, the perfect workout recovery supplement to help you recover faster and support lean muscle building.
There are a few ways you can boost your resting metabolic rate - which is the amount of calories your body burns at rest. You’ve probably heard about the following methods: lifting weights to improve lean muscle mass, eating a whole food-based diet, and getting 7-9 hours of sleep each night. If you’re looking to step it up, AminoLean contains a weight management blend that can help take your results to the next level. 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. In addition to CLA and L-Carnitine, AminoLean also contains Green Tea Extract and Green Coffee Extract. This weight management blend makes AminoLean an all-in-one solution for energy, in addition to a top pre workout for women. Not every pre workout will contain weight management benefits.
Pre-workouts can help with motivation if you have new fitness goals - whether it’s losing weight, hitting a new personal record or building newfound strength. Contrary to perception, you do not need to reach a certain level of strength or fitness to enjoy the benefits of a pre-workout supplement.
It was important for us at RSP to develop an easy-to-understand pre workout with clean ingredients. We wanted to diminish the barrier to entry that many women perceive when trying out pre workout supplements. No need to play guessing games here - enjoy increased energy, muscle performance and the added weight management benefits of Amino Lean. We hope this blog inspires you to take your training up a notch with the help of a delicious and cleanpre-workout.