Getting Back Into the Gym: Helpful Supplements as You Start Back

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  • 23 January 2014
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    Getting Back Into the Gym: Helpful Supplements as You Start Back

    If you haven’t made it to the gym in a long time, then you may face some difficult challenges while trying to get back into shape. The first challenge is simply getting the motivation to get back into the gym. Most people have to get to a point where they simply desperately want to make a lifestyle change. This is the first step in getting yourself to a gym. The next step is to perform well during your workouts, so that you can stay for a long time and get some quality exercise completed. This is where a lot of people fail because they either get too intimidated by the other members of the gym or they get tired too quickly.

    baby workoutWe all get tired in the gym, especially when you add work to the equation as you try to squeeze in a good workout between your busy schedule. You can even eat the rights foods and still get tired in the gym because of a long work day. That is why you need to take the right pre-workout supplements before starting your exercise routine at the gym. These supplements are made to give you a boost of energy, so you don’t feel so sluggish. With weight lifters, one of the most popular pre-workout supplements like those with high B-6 and B-12 contents.  Vitamin C and some help with iron would work well, too.

    Basically, any supplements you take prior to a workout may cause you to feel a little down after the exercise routine.  This happens because of two reasons.  First, we all get our blood pumping in the gym with extra endorphins our body produces to help us handle high stress situations.  This also gives a feeling of excitement.  Once the intense workout is over our bodies return to a more restful state and we become a little sluggish.  This is normal and OK, because you’re already tired from the workout and may need some recovery time.  Secondly, you just finished a workout.  Naturally you’ll be a bit tired.  Time to grab a bite and take a break.

    Chances are if you’re starting to get back in the gym after a long hiatus, then you probably aren’t interested in weight lifting. Instead, you likely want to do cardiovascular exercise to burn calories and lose excess fat around your waist. People like this should take in liquids with higher contents of electrolytes.  Electrolytes are ions in your blood cells to help the electrical charge generate through your body.  During longer periods of cardio exercises we lose these important minerals through our sweat.  Drinks containing electrolytes helps replenish the supply.  Many professional athletes consume these drinks because it helps give them more energy during the game. It can also help someone that needs more energy during their cardiovascular exercise routine.

    You can find these items and many others in our locations.  Just ask someone at the counter when you stop in.  Broken Arrow Family Drug suggests you always consult with your physician before beginning any health or wellness program.  If you thought this article was helpful, please leave a comment and share it with your friends and family.  Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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