Matthew says many turn to powder for extra power pre-workout
MATTHEW Mallet believes in the power of the pre-workout powder.
The ASN Rockhampton manager knows all about the benefits of an energy boost right before a training session and said taking a pre-workout was a safe and healthy method if used correctly.
"Pre-workouts contain caffeine for energy and focus, beta-alanine which reduces lactic acid so you can train harder for longer, and creatine for strength and endurance so pre-workout is great for getting your body to go that little bit further when you might be feeling too tired to train," Matthew said.
"The users of pre-workout is very widespread, from 18 to 50, and 90% of that range are your everyday people who just work out to keep fit and healthy."
Matthew, 23, said although pre-workouts were one of the most common supplements there were still people who were using them incorrectly.
"It's very common for people to think that the pre-workout their friends take is the one they should take but the pre-workout has to suit your diet, exercise routine and training goal so it could be completely different to someone else," he said.
"It's also really important to follow the instructions on the container or advice from an expert; don't take more than what is advised because it's not going to be good for you."
- Never buy pre-workout supplements off the internet without the advice of an expert.
- Always take it at the time recommended and follow the instructions.
- Work out your main goal, your diet and your exercise schedule first then buy the pre-workout to match.