|Physical fitness and energy go hand
in hand, but it’s a Catch-22. We know that the end result
of exercising our muscles is greater energy. The trouble is
we need the energy before working out just to complete—or
even begin—a fitness program. A few key supplements are
ready to aid you with this dilemma. Perhaps you’ll find,
like many others already have discovered, that these supplements
give just the boost you need to stay on the treadmill an extra
ten minutes. |
- Creatine—Enhances muscular strength
and endurance by increasing energy to the muscles. Many who
use creatine say they can workout longer when taking it.
- Whey Powder—Ideal source of protein,
which is necessary for muscle development. In fact,
you may actually feel a surge of energy after drinking it.
- L-Carnitine—Helps the body burn
fat to energize muscles for effective, productive workouts.
- Royal Jelly—Supplies key nutrients
for energy and mental alertness.
- Eleuthero Root—Professional athletes
have been known to use this herb for gaining endurance.
- ATP—ATP (adenosine triphosphate)
serves as the major energy source within the cell to drive
a number of biological processes such as muscle contraction
and the synthesis of proteins.
Get More From Your Workout
- For cardiovascular exercise to be effective you must work
at a level that pushes you without being overly strenuous.
To gauge if you’re at that level, try to talk to another
person. If you can easily converse, you need to work harder.
If you can talk, but it leaves you winded so you would rather
not, you’re at the right level.
- Don’t skip the warm-up and cool-down stretches. They
properly prepare the muscles for more vigorous exercise and
keep them from cramping up afterwards.
- Make rest a part of your exercise program, too. Work out
hard one day, then go easy the next; or exercise for several
days and take two days off. It’s better for body balance
and will increase your energy levels when you exercise the