In my entire 23 year love affair with the gym, I’ve never used a pre-workout drink, powder or pill. They’re supposed to help you get energized before a lifting session and therefore give you a better workout. I know plenty of people who swear by them but I’ve never wanted to test the waters. I know my body. It’s pretty sensitive and I don’t like the idea of revving myself up that way. What if I get TOO wired? I have no idea how I’d react to a little pre-workout powder but I don’t want to find out. I know too much caffeine makes me jittery and jumpy. It makes my heart race and my hands shake. It’s not a good feeling so I don’t imagine a pre-workout drink would be much better.
When I need a boost in energy for my workout, I rely on music for that little push. I have lots of uptempo tunes on my iPod and they do the trick. I have to update my playlists every so often…too many times listening to the same songs and they lose their potency. Listening to happy music is the best pre-workout plan for me…and I don’t have to worry about any unwanted side effects!
The memes below are funny but serve to reinforce my conviction that staying away from traditional pre-workout potions is the right choice for me!