By Lauren Bedosky
Some days, working out can feel like a drag. Whether you're tired, distracted, or simply unmotivated, sipping a supplement like LADDER Pre-Workout can help you feel focused and energized so you can push past your limits.*
Here's how Pre-Workout can help you get the most out of every sweat session.
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Designed to be taken 30 minutes before a workout, LADDER Pre-Workout helps to enhance performance so you can take your workouts to the next level.*
"LADDER Pre-Workout is formulated with ingredients that have been scientifically shown to delay fatigue and help you increase training volume," says Abbie E. Smith-Ryan, Ph.D., CSCS*D, associate professor of exercise physiology at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.
So how, exactly, does this benefit your workout? Here are a few of the differences you'll likely notice in your performance.
1. More energy
A packet of LADDER Pre-Workout provides 200 mg of caffeine from green tea leaves, which can give you a much-needed energy boost when your motivation is lagging.
"That energy boost can benefit you during any type of workout," says Trevor Thieme, CSCS, senior director of fitness and nutrition content at Openfit. "Whether you're blasting through sprints, banging out reps, or logging miles on the roads, taking a supplement that can help elevate focus and energy levels can help you perform better and reach your goals faster."*
LADDER Pre-Workout also includes 5 grams of creatine, which is used by your body to produce energy during brief, high-intensity efforts, such as sprinting and weightlifting. When consumed consistently, it can also help increase strength.*
2. Delayed fatigue
Another benefit of caffeine: Its fatigue-fighting benefits can help you stay strong when you feel like bonking out. "Delaying fatigue can help you work out harder for longer, maximizing your benefit from every single training session," Thieme says.
Together, these ingredients can help you push harder during a grueling HIIT session, go longer and farther on your run, and find the energy and focus to push out more reps and sets during a strength training session.*
Over time, these changes build up, which can help with improvements in strength, fitness, and body composition, according to Smith-Ryan.
3. Better focus
LADDER Pre-Workout also contains theanine, an ingredient that supports focus and attention.*
"Improved focus can impact the quality of each rep by helping you maintain your attention on the task at hand and emphasize proper form," Thieme says. "It can also help cut down on wasted time during a workout. In short, it can help you exercise more effectively and efficiently, streamlining your workouts while optimizing your performance."
4. Increased blood flow
Blood delivers oxygen and nutrients to working muscles, while transporting waste products away from them. L-citrulline promotes vasodilation (the widening of blood vessels) by supporting arginine production.*
As with many things in life, timing is key when it comes to Pre-Workout. Consuming it 30 to 45 minutes before starting your training session will help ensure that its performance-boosting benefits kick in when you need them.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.