How to Use A PRE and POST Workout Fuel

If you’re already making sure you fuel your body with protein and carbs before a workout, you’re in great shape. However, you can elevate your performance by taking care of yourself after extreme exertion by replenishing with healing foods. For instance, what if you increased that fuel and care to the next level? Well, with American Mission’s PRE and POST workout fuels, you can.

How to Use A PRE and POST Workout Fuel

PRE and POST workout fuels are designed to give your body exactly what it needs to fuel up and recover. They offer the right source of energy before that long training session, or 5K run. Plus, they help repair the body after a strenuous weight-lifting session or endurance activity. While not to be used in place of an optimal diet of whole foods, PRE and POST workout fuels can be that last, additional 3% or 4% you add to a comprehensive performance-enhancing regimen.

There are specific ingredients in PRE and POST workout fuels that are included to give you specific results. Know what these are and you’ll have a better understanding of how PRE and POST workout fuels can help unlock your true potential.

PRE-Workout Key Ingredient

To get you through an intense workout session, there’s one ingredient that is quite effective. The reason is, it works.

L-Citrulline Malatae

L-Citrulline Malatae consists of Citrulline and Malate.  These key ingredients help offset muscle fatigue. Citrulline counters ammonia build up and Malate increases blood flow. Imagine your muscles craving oxygen and nutrients during your workout. This is no longer an issue as these two ingredients help offset negative muscle reaction during your workout. There are many other ingredients that make our PRE-workout fuel a must have. Check them out here.

POST-Workout Key Ingredients

For repair and recovery, a top ingredient emerges above the rest among athletes.

BCAA Blend 2:1:1

BCAA’s help in building physical strength. The actual consistency is a combination of L-Valine, L-Leucine, and L-Isoleucine all combined to make this a game changer for helping you build energy and help supply healing to muscle tissue after your exercise session. We have provided some research from the Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness and  The Journal of Nutrition on BCAA Blend 2:1:1, be sure to check it out here.

Is Caffeine Good in my Workout Regimen?

Caffeine consumed before your workout can make your routine seem effortless, no matter how long you’re going at it. Recent American College of Sports Medicine research points to athletes who consumed caffeine in moderate amounts, an hour before their workout. The data indicates they upped their endurance levels in running and spinning tests in a lab setting. When consuming caffeine prior to workout, make sure to take the correct dosage as noted on the nutritional label. If you don’t, you may become jittery or nauseous, and may even limit your workout capacity. Also, be cautious when mixing PRE-workout fuels with caffeinated coffee or other energy beverages.

PRE and POST Workout Key Ingredients

You’ll find many ingredients in PRE and POST workout fuels, as several are crucial for superior body function before and after exercising.

Carbohydrates

If there’s one ingredient to highlight, that would be carbs. Carbohydrates are essential to any workout session, especially if you want to run on high-octane for more than an hour. Carbs fuel the muscles and then are stored as glycogen. When you deplete glycogen, you become fatigued and “hit a wall”. A big plate of pasta isn’t the quickest way to restore energy to the muscles, however, the right carbs in the form of a high-energy, fast-absorbing workout fuel is ideal.

American Mission’s PRE-Workout and POST-Workout fuels contain the ingredients you need to get the most out of a workout and recover easily, so you can be back at it when it’s time. To obtain our PRE & POST strategically designed exercise formulas, click here.