Make sure you’ve drank enough today, and go for an extra
glass before you get started. And of course, bring along a bottle. But don’t
overdo it! Overdrinking can make you feel bloated, so follow your bod and drink
when you’re thirsty.
Skipping pre-workout snacks is a total don’t. But so is
munching on stuff that’s bad for you. Go for fruits, grains, and proteins. Try
treats like whole-wheat toast with PB or Greek yogurt with granola.
Dress for success
Workout attire can be cute, but make sure it’s practical
too. Wear comfy kicks that support your feet, and stretchy fabrics that keep
you cool and let your bod breathe. And a little gym glam never hurt anyone. Pick
pretty pieces to boost your mood and make you ready to move.
You’re pumped to push it, but before you get started, take a
sec to stretch. It’s an important step to make your workout better, and more
importantly, keep you from getting hurt. Spend about 5 minutes targeting your
legs and your core.
Simple, easy motions to get your bod going are a must for
pre-workout prep. Do a few squats and jumping jacks, or go for a quick jog to
get your heart rate going.
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With your busy schedule, it’s easy to push all that
so-called “important” workout prep aside and just get going. But trust us,
getting ready the right way will keep you safe and make your gym time way more
effective. Make these musts a part of your routine: