POPSUGAR FitnessSource: Pre-Workout Mistakes to Avoid
It takes a lot of effort to carve out time for a sweat session, so don't sabotage it by making these poor choices right before you exercise. Find out which mistakes make it harder for you to get in a good workout and which can cause an injury that sidelines you from hitting the gym at all.
- Working Out on Empty: If you work out first thing in the morning, then it's important to eat a little something to fuel your workout, or else you'll end up burning the muscle you're working so hard to build. Here are some light pre-workout snack ideas.
- Fueling Up With Fiber: Apples and peanut butter may be a healthy snack, but the high fiber content can cause digestive issues such as gas pains or the need to run to the ladies' room mid-workout. Choose snacks like these that are focused on protein and carbs instead to offer you energy without the tummy troubles.
- Gulping Down an Energy Drink: Caffeine can give your workout a boost, but energy drinks are also