Good point! A strong cup of tea or coffee, or the bath of your favorite energy drink, of course, has the same performance potential as a pre-workout. After all, caffeine is the undeniable pre-holiday powerhouse! It can increase stamina, strength and strength, reducing the feeling of fatigue. This can make you more alert, able to quickly trigger energy and help you focus during a complex set.
However, a simple caffeinated drink is a one-dimensional fix, whereas pre-workout is a multi-dimensional solution.
"When it comes to the specific difficulties associated with heavy training, you can stop doing yourself relying only on energy drinks," writes physiologist-physiologist Nick Cocker in his article "Transform your energy drink into a power station before training."
If you're going to use an energy drink instead of a workout, Coker suggests taking an extra amount of key pre-workout ingredients, such as citrulline malate. And, frankly, if you are trying to get the most out of your workout, it’s also a good idea to carefully examine what you want – you eat at your pre-workout meal.
“While caffeine can help you crawl through your day without eating a lot, it has been shown that it more effectively slows down your workout fatigue when combined with carbohydrates,” says Cocker. “Whatever food you choose, target for 35 grams of carbohydrates and at least 6 grams of essential amino acids or about 20 grams of high-quality protein.”
With some food in the stomach, your muscles will enter the workout with the fuel they need to perform, and then get better.