The Cape Town Cycle Tour is around the corner and thousands are getting ready to take on the somewhat daunting challenge of a 109km ride. While the race takes place against the backdrop of Cape Town’s jaw-dropping scenery, it can take its toll on the endurance of even the most seasoned cyclists.
How does one prepare for something as big as this?
Do you plan to train but when the time comes, you’re simply too exhausted? What you need is a boost to maximise your workout and ensure that you’re on the right track. Those in the know recommend a pre-workout supplement to get you off to a great start.
A pre-workout supplement will give you the boost to give your best, even when your energy levels have flagged and you’re feeling somewhat flat and uninspired to push yourself. When you’re feeling tired, you’re more likely to make excuses as to why you can’t train. Your pre-workout supplement will give you the little push start you need.
Pre-workouts have been on the market for a long, long time, and their benefits speak for themselves. Let’s have a look at why you should consider getting one:
- When you feel awake and alive, you’re better able to face challenges head on. When you’re feeling drained from a heavy day or a late night, you will in all likelihood abandon your goals and opt for some time on the couch. This is one of the main reasons to use a pre-workout as it will spur you on with a much needed energy boost. Many pre-workouts have a specified amount of caffeine in them to help kick-start your workout.
- Apart from providing you with an initial energy boost, pre-workouts are also great in that they enhance physical performance. Whether it is muscle building or weight loss that you are interested in, your physical performance will be improved by the creatine found in most of these supplements. Creatine helps supply energy to the muscles during an intensive workout. Your glycogen metabolism can also be increased, allowing for more fuel to be released during training.
- Pre-workout supplements are also there to improve your focus during workouts too. A heavy workout isn’t just taxing on your physical body, but your mental focus is put to the test as well. Aided by the caffeine which is known to improve concentration, pre-workout supplements help with this.
Cipla Nutrition has a high performance series that not only enhances your training sessions, but pushes you to your limit. Enduro Prep™ is a high energy pre-performance drink fortified with amino acids. It is high in Vitamin B6 which contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism, the reduction of tiredness and fatigue, and normal protein and glycogen metabolism. Enduro Prep™ contains 180mg of caffeine per single serving.
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