What Are Pre-Workout Supplements? They claim to boost your energy and performance, but do they work?
Most days it’s hard enough lacing up your sneakers and making it to the gym, let alone powering through an entire workout. If only there were an easy button of sorts—or at least something to help you kickstart a workout (and maybe also help you work out a little harder and longer).
That’s where the idea of pre-workout supplements and drinks come into play (you’ve probably seen your fittest friend pop some into her water bottle before heading to the studio). But what’s exactly in these supplements—and do they even work to help enhance your workout? Health spoke to experts—both nutritionists and trainers—to get the lowdown on pre-workout supplements and help you decide whether you want to try ’em or skip ’em.