Pre-workout drinks/powders are amazing. But they can be quite expensive. However, one way to fix this is with your own homemade pre-workout.
Your own cheap pre-workout is a great way to save a lot of money, knowing everything that goes on in your body.
Why Make Your Own Homemade Pre-Workout?
Although a commercial multifunctional powder is available, there are several compelling reasons to make your own homemade pre-workout.
Many supplement companies have mile-long ingredient lists to impress their products. But they often contain inadequate ingredients.
For example, some products may contain only 1 gram of creatine monohydrate when the effective dose is 5 grams.
They may put the ingredients on the label. But it's not that good.
Be A Creative Scientist
There really is something incredibly enjoyable about combining several powders into one all-powerful medicine. If 4grams is fine, 6grams has to be better, right? With your own pre-workout mix, you’ll have the freedom to experiment and create the perfect recipe for you.
It Is Economical
The average pre-workout costs about 30 dollars for 30 servings. That’s just a dollar a day for the pre-exercise flow.
And, as previously stated, with so many unused ingredients, you may need 2 or 3 tablespoons to get the most out of them. On the other hand, you can buy beta-alanine creatine, caffeine and monohydrate, and for about $0.10 per serving, which is relatively cheap. You can use as many ingredients as you want to get the desired pre-work out.
This is what uplifts your moods and moves you. Caffeine gives a state of intense mental alertness and concentration that I’m sure everyone knows. But there are still some advantages that the academy knows little about.
The first of these important benefits is the ability of caffeine to reduce the perceived effort. Simply put, you will not feel tired or drained as much when you work hard.
It's not surprising, it’s a pre-exercise base. Another advantage is the ability to move fatty acids from the body’s fat deposits into the bloodstream to use them as energy.
Of course, if you don’t know caffeine, start small. A cup of coffee contains about 150 mg, so you can use it to measure your patience. If you haven't had much caffeine before, 100 mg is a good place to start.
What To Use?
You can buy a tablet or just drink black coffee in the most modern way, as I usually do, but if you want something for your gym bag, you better buy a tablet.
What It Does?
Beta-alanine is a non-vital amino acid that is made naturally in your body. In addition to this strange effect, beta-alanine improves endurance and decreases fatigue during exercise.
The concentration of hydrogen ions during vigorous exercise results in a significant decrease in pH. To put it another way, the tissues get more acidic. This is a limiting factor in your exercise. However, beta-alanine softens these ions, making them the ideal supplement to help you do a lot of exercise with little rest.
As a creatine, beta-alanine will quickly reach muscle saturation, so eating 3-4 grams throughout the day is recommended.
Therefore, before exercise, 800 mg to 2,000 mg is the best. My advice on beta-alanine would be to start small! Some people have experienced intense stinging/itching after taking it, but it is mostly safe. Please consult your doctor before you take Beta-Alanine.
What To Use?
Just get plenty of powder from either a store or online. It is easy to mix, tasteless and cheap.
What Do They Do?
Eating liquid carbohydrates before exercise raises blood sugar levels, which can be used to gain immediate energy and help eliminate feelings of weakness and tremors.
This immediate energy supply also works by saving protein, which means it prevents your body from being exposed to muscle mass for energy.
Also, if you’ve ever felt that your muscles were flattened and couldn’t exercise well in the gym, it was likely the result of depleted muscle glycogen. Because every gram of glycogen stored in muscle cells consumes 3 grams of water, eating carbohydrates is essential to gaining complete muscle.
Having the best glycogen stores is more related to what you’ve eaten in the past 24 hours. But eating carbohydrates before training will save the already existing reserves.
This depends on your individual dietary needs and whether you eat before training. If you work out in the morning on an empty stomach, it’s preferred you take 20-40 grams of liquid carbs before going to the gym.
What To Use?
The best to use here is Gatorade powder. You can buy a lot and to me it honestly tastes pretty good.
Benefits of Pre-Exercise Nutrition
About 30 minutes to an hour before training, you need to think about a pre-exercise snack or supplement. The goal of pre-exercise nutrition is to give your muscles the energy they need and support your workout. They usually consist of proteins and simple carbohydrates, so they are easily digestible and well used.
Energy sources decrease rapidly during exercise. However, homemade pre-workouts support your exercise plan and goals.
Below, we will look at the advantages that a homemade pre-workout can have on your abilities while training.
Increase Physical Activity
Protein is necessary for protein synthesis. Protein synthesis must exceed or equal the rate of protein collapse for muscle maintenance and growth. Protein is the macronutrient that helps maintain muscle growth and keep your muscles looking awesome!
Some pre-exercise supplements contain creatine, which contributes to the saturation of the muscles, which are naturally thin. Creatine at a dose of 3g/d has been found to increase physical activity during both short and high-intensity workouts.
Prevent Premature Fatigue
When energy levels are depleted during exercise, your muscles will experience fatigue and sometimes premature fatigue. When pre-exercise nutrition contains the proper nutrients, you prepare your body for optimal performance with a high level of energy. When your body has the energy to work, it can do it every time, without getting tired early.
Protein Breakdown Is Reduced
Protein synthesis should be at least equivalent to the amount of protein breakdown in order to improve and sustain muscle tissue. Ideally, protein synthesis should exceed the rate of protein collapse. BCAAs are the building blocks of proteins. You need to get more amino acids through sources of protein in your diet. Maintaining your protein levels by saturating your muscles will prevent them from being destroyed by training.