A gym rat by definition is someone who spends an unlimited amount of time in the gym each session. The intelligent trainer would look at this and recognize right away that this practice is counterproductive and falls short of using time wisely and energy effectively. To get the most out of your workouts, you should be aiming to get in and get out as efficiently as possible, having done all the work you need for hypertrophy to take place so that you can spend more time recovering and growing. To do this, you need a surplus of energy to really hammer it out with extreme intensity, and there are a few different things you must do to ensure you bring your body to this level.

Pre-workout nutrition has been, for quite some time now, a real focus for athletes everywhere. The idea behind it is to fuel your muscles with enough energy to get through even the most grueling of workouts. When most people think about their pre-workout nutrition, they only think about the meal they consume roughly an hour or so before training. What they forget about, especially if they train later in the day, is all the meals consumed before this one. And here’s a little secret I’ll let you in on. Eating like crap all day long then having a solid “bodybuilding” type meal before your workout is not going to make up for all the crap you ate all day. So, to ensure your energy levels are where they are before heading to the gym I suggest eating properly of course all throughout the day then having a shake as your “pre-workout” meal. What should be in that shake you ask? I always like to have two scoops of VP2 Whey Isolate, mixed with some oatmeal and natural peanut butter. A shake such as this covers the three macronutrient groups that when combined make for the best energy production possible.

Beta-X - Best Beta Alanine Supplement - Beta-X Powder - Beta AlanineYour intra-workout nutrition for energy is of paramount importance as this is what is going to help you go hard, go fast and ramp up the intensity. The intra-workout part of the formula is relatively new and still evolving as we learn more about how the body best uses what all our energy systems have to offer, but as of now, there is strong support for the use of sugars and amino acids during your workout. For this reason, and you’ll never see me without this on the gym floor, I like the idea of sipping on another shake that consists of two scoops of DGC, three scoops of Beta-X and a serving of Micronized Creatine. I’ve never experienced a drop in energy while training since I began doing this and to be honest I have to make myself leave the gym because I feel like I could just keep training forever. It helps with keeping intensity levels to a maximum right through to the end of your training.

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dymetadrine-x-600-72dpi-300x300.jpgFinally and probably something that is unique to each is your ability to get psyched up to train. Doing this provides a ton of energy especially when combined with your innate motivation to get better each day. To help get psyched up, I’ll also take a serving of Dymetadrine Xtreme with my pre-workout shake to really amp up my energy levels and increase my focus. Dymetadrine Xtreme will transform your workouts. It gives you other-world intensity.

If you were to dissect everything I just told you about getting your energy levels up to a place where you can train like an animal (not a rat like mentioned above) in the gym for the best results possible, you would notice that I make use of a lot of supplements for this to happen. And you know what, I do and for a good reason. Each product mentioned in this article was specifically designed to be used at different times of the day to enhance and optimize energy levels so that you can get the most out of your workouts. Have you ever seen someone in your gym looking like they are tearing the place apart? Well, chances are they too know how to correctly and effectively use their supplements to amp up their workout efforts.

I’m in this game to get bigger, stronger and leaner every day and I’m not about to leave anything to chance and neither should you. Go out and get your AST Sports Science products, fuel up your body then go tear up your gym before someone else does and leaves nothing left for you!

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Optimizing Energy Levels for Ultra-Intense Workouts

by Dana Bushell time to read: 4 min