PRE-WORKOUTS PROS USE: With IPL PROS Tunde Milstein, Annie Minkler & Tasha Hunter
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Here is a hot topic for ya! With all the talk in our sport about pre-workout “supps”, as well as all the options and products on the market, it is hard to know what’s best. Not to mention what is safe and banned substance-free. That being said… What do the Pros use to fuel their workouts???
This question was posed to three IPL Bikini Pros. And, you may be a bit surprised by their answers… >>>
Tunde Milstein – IPL BIKINI OPEN, MASTERS & FIGURE MASTERS PRO
“…FIND THE BEST FOODS AND PORTIONS THAT WORK BEST WITH YOUR DIGESTION…”
You need to find the best foods and portions that work best with your digestion, because everybody is different. My best pre-workout is 3oz chicken/turkey, 2oz sweet potato, 1/4 cup Quinoa, 3.5oz Asparagus. If I need a little extra good fat to burn more of the bad fat then 3oz meat, 3.5oz Avocado, 1/4 cup Quinoa or 2oz sweet potato. Or 3oz meat or 4 egg whites and 1/3 cup Ezekiel cereal (it does wonders). I enhance my results with highly therapeutic-grade essential oils, micro nutrients and herbal supplements.
Annie Minkler – IPL BIKINI, SPORTS MODEL & FITNESS ANGELS PRO
“I GENERALLY HAVE MORE THAN ENOUGH ENERGY TO HIT A CROSSFIT WOD WITHOUT THE EXTRA PRE-WORKOUT BOOST.”
I don’t take pre-workouts regularly. If I do need a bit of a boost before a workout I will take a product called Liftoff from Herbalife. It is a good little caffeine boost when needed. But if you ask my friends and teammates, I generally have more than enough energy to hit a CrossFit WOD without the extra pre-workout boost. I have tried Herbalife Prepare, which has L-arginine, to help with healthy blood flow. I use it mainly during summer training when I need to hit a 4:45am CrossFit class.
Tasha Hunter – IPL BIKINI PRO
“I HAVE HAD MY FAIR SHARE OF BAD EXPERIENCES WITH HIGHLY STIMULATING PRE-WORKOUT FORMULAS…”
My philosophy on nutrition and training is to keep it as simple as possible, in every sense of your approach. This includes pre-workout. I have had my fair share of bad experiences with highly stimulating pre-workout formulas full of chemicals, sugars and artificial ingredients that gave me head aches, made me nauseous and jittery and messed with my digestion. These days, I may have a pre-workout smoothie (pea protein, blueberries, cacao and pureed sweet potato an hour before), or a banana. And then, if I want some extra adrenalin, I’ll reach for an organic black coffee for a pre-training boost. BIKINI
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