You Guys Asked! Pre-Workout Tips & Tricks

pre and post workout tips | by the skinny confidential

Ever since The Skinny Confidential Bombshell Body Guide launched, I have received tons of questions about pre-workout tips. I decided to break it down in a couple of easy steps:

Drink water:

Before, during and after a workout. It’s totally been my thing lately. Before I workout, I add Zicam Total Immune Crystals to my water bottle for extra support of my immune system. Many people don’t realize this, but immunity function actually starts in the gut and these crystals have probiotics that are so important for your digestive health, so you can get a little bit more out of your water.

pre and post workout tips | by the skinny confidential

Stretch:

I’m a big fan of stretching before a workout. Water and stretching are something that every nutritionist and trainer will recommend, so I try my best to do both. They both make a huge difference in the way I feel, look and perform during a workout.

Replenish:

I’ve been loving raw almond butter before I workout– I’m on a real kick. It sort of feeds my engine.

Not going to lie: I’ll sneak a couple of spoonfuls of almond butter ( typically after lunch ) for a little boost.

YUM.

If I don’t have almond butter, I’ll go for something quick like Zicam’s Total Immune Melts. The amino acids & electrolytes in these tiny, delicious orange drops are awesome and paired with your favorite post-workout drink and make replenishing after a sweat session easy, peasy.

pre and post workout tips | by the skinny confidential

pre and post workout tips | by the skinny confidential

Find a workout buddy:

A scheduled workout ( aka working out with a babe ) can be a game changer. I started making my workouts a meeting/priority on my calendar. And by inviting someone along, I’ve eliminated any excuse not to work out! It also helps that TSC Bombshell Body workouts are 27 minutes: quick & effective. And you can do them anywhere!

Sleep:

I am not one of those people that can push through a workout without sleep. Sleep is my number one beauty tip and without it my workout is just not the same. If I don’t get at least 7 hours, I won’t workout.

Jewel once said, “If it’s between sleep and the gym, I’ll choose sleep.”

YES. Me too.

Sleep is always my main priority. Especially between crazy workouts.

What’s your favorite energy-boosting workout tip?

x lauryn

+ this post is in collaboration with Self Magazine | check out TSC x Self here.

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29 Replies to “You Guys Asked! Pre-Workout Tips & Tricks”

    1. Hi Anna, I seriously can’t function without sleep. It’s the most important thing for me.

      Thanks for reading <3

  1. Amazing tips! I am the same way with water and stretching. Some days, I will just stretch instead of working out. I really enjoyed your TSC Bombshell Body workout! I have RA, so I am very limited what I can do to work out. I stay in shape by mainly diet and walking, but I was able to do most of the workouts you created! Thanks again for all your inspiration! 🙂

    1. Hi Alexis! That is seriously so great to hear that you are loving the Bombshell Body Guide!

      Thanks for reading <3

  2. Great tips, I’m so with you on the almond butter! I think its also so important to figure out the best time to workout for you. Do you have more energy in the morning? At noon? If it’s morning, love a big cup of coffee first and fasted cardio.

    Also, for girls doing super sweaty spin classes, replenishing potassium helps. It’s super hard to get enough from food, but Vega has an awesome hydrator mix with 400mg! xx

  3. Thanks for sharing these tips, and for making such awesome guides! And I totally need to follow the sleep tip, grad school has killed my sleep schedule.

    1. Hi Mackeznie, ugh work and school definitely put a damper on sleeping patterns. Just do the best you can! Thanks for reading. xx

  4. Love these tips! One of my favorite pre-workout tips is to get fuel in your body before working out. My favorite thing to eat is a Quest bar because it’s full of good carbohydrates and protein, but not jam-packed with sugar so you will not crash.

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Etsy

  5. I’m on my best game when I feel slightly hungry. There’s research done on working out on an empty stomach, and just working out in general is good for you so really you should do you, but I’m better having not eaten within an hour before a w/o.

    xoxo
    Dana
    http://www.thexclass.com – a success blog

    1. Hi Dana, thanks for sharing your tip! What research? I want to see! I love learning about this stuff! Will you email me any info on this? Thanks babe. xx

    1. Hi Mariam, oh no! So sorry to hear you’re hurt. That’s no fun. I hope you’re okay. Take lots of natural inflammatories like turmeric! Definitely a good tip, thanks for sharing <3

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  7. I’m seriously OBSESSING over your blog, you’re so real and raw, keep doing you girl!!!! I’d love for you to check out my blog!! You rock!