Hi! I just wanted to let you know that you shouldn’t use pre-workout for too long. Cycles of pre-workout are typically 3 months on, 3+ months off because it messes with your body a little bit. Other than that, I hope your journey to a healthier self goes fabulously! I absolutely adore you and your videos. And your kitties. C:
Hello! A tip you may want to know, (Certified NASM Personal Trainer in San Antonio, TX) that pre-workout from MusclePharm is the shit, BUT for someone like you who is trying to tone up but isn’t working out that much I wouldn’t recommend taking the Assault. (I would recommend Assault for fitness Athletes that train for hours or for bodybuilders) Reason why is the Assault you are taking has 40 calories, and 9grams of carbs for a 1/2 of scoop. Average should be taking 1 scoop (depending on tolerance level), so everything doubles. (80 calories and 18grams of carbs). Now what I tell my new clients that work out with me is if you want to lose the extra weight, don’t drink your calories. “Typically” depending on body size, height, etc, for someone to lose weight you would then knock out less than 500cals/300cals a day. So I personally would rather eat my calories than drink them. (More fulling that way =b) Other pre-workouts that I would HIGHLY recommend are AMINO1 from MusclePharm, it works both as a Pre-workout and recovery drink for you muscles, it also has very low calories with the amazing taste, since you like the taste of their drinks. Others just to list a few are, ProMera Sports CON-CRET, USPlabs: JACK3D micro, Cobra Labs: The CURSE, Driven Sports: CRAZE, ProSupps: MR. HYDE. Highly recommend, great taste in those as well as no calories or carbs.
Side Note: What abby said is sorta correct. Some Pre-workouts you do need to cycle off. Some brands will state once you finish the bottle then cycle off of it. But the ones I listed I normally do is buy one brand, finish it, buy a different brand, finish it, and so on and so forth. That way your body doesn’t get used to the product but still continue using a pre-workout. =)
Good Luck on your healthy journey and thank you for your amazing post’s, I really hope this helps you out, I like to share information for new fitness guru’s =)
I agree with the comments below..
Insanity is good because it is high intensity and burns a lot of calories but do be careful. Go at your own pace so you can keep good form and avoid injury! Honestly, you probably don’t need those extras (pre workout drink and such)… just eat clean and you will see results!
I just finished my first fit test and I’m dripping with sweat. I’m completely dreading the full workout tomorrow. I’m going to try one week first but I think I might end up just doing the four days a week like you said. We’ll see how it goes this week!
You should check out the big red kitchen blog. She’s the mason jar meal queen! http://www.bloglovin.com/frame?post=987949829&group=0&frame_type=a&blog=831990&link=aHR0cDovL2ZlZWRwcm94eS5nb29nbGUuY29tL35yL0JpZ1JlZEtpdGNoZW4vfjMvTG1SVURVNm1tUTAv&frame=1&click=0&user=0
Good luck with your workouts. You’re tougher than me! :)
Whoops! Probably won’t work through my bloglovin link, lol. http://www.bigredkitchen.com/recipes/mason-jar-meals/
You got this girl!! I’ve completed P90X, half of (yes its that hard lol) P90X2, Insanity the Asylum (you think Insanity is hard… holy balls Asylum is INSANE), Les Mills Pump & currently doing Les Mills Combat.
Shaun T is by far the most intense trainer of all the Beachbody trainers. He’s a beast, his programs are a beast, and to finish them, you have to be a beast. What’s helped me IMMENSELY in doing these workout programs are 2 supplements. They aren’t the only ones I’ve tried, but they’re the only ones I’ll use now.
P90X Energy & Endurance (pre-workout) and P90X Results & Recovery drink (post workout). E&E is SO helpful with hard ass workouts like Insanity, and the recovery drink will really help with the soreness & fatigue.
When I first started P90X, it made me so tired I couldn’t do ANYthing else. Not clean, not go out, not … well anything lol I worked out and slept, that’s IT! If you can’t afford to try the Results & Recovery drink (really not that expensive, and totally worth every friggin penny), drink a small glass of low fat chocolate milk after each workout.
You’ll wonder why you ever tried these insanely hard workouts without a post workout recovery drink lol the difference is night and day.
Good luck girl! Dig deep and just keep pushing play. As long as you show up, your body will do the rest. :)