There is always perfect conditions to train in; these conditions might be different for everyone as we all have different lifestyles, different preferences when it comes to food and supplements as well as musical choices. But whatever it is for you, there is definitely an ideal pre-training or pre-workout routine that puts you in the zone and gets you ready to lift heavy weights. This is mine…
- Wake up at around 8 in the morning after a good night of sleep of between 8 and 9 hours of sleep (before which I ideally took ZMA).
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- Get dressed (including wearing sweat pants and a hoodie to help get warm).
- Breakfast at 8:30 consisting of a 6 eggs omelet with onions, peppers, spinach and organic sharp cheddar cheese with a side of 2 Ezekiel bread toasts and a couple of pieces of diced pineapple. I’ll also supplement with 4 fish oil capsules and 3 vitamin D softgels that I will take down with half a cup of pomegranate juice.
Hands down healthiest and best-tasting bread ever!
- Prepare my post-workout smoothie by throwing all the necessary ingredients in the blender, while drinking a cup of green tea.
- Pack my gymbag with clean clothes, post-workout smoothie and anything I might need for my training.
- Crack open a Spike shooter (which has carefully been placed in the fridge for optimal coldness the night before) and head for the Ferrari in the parking lot that’s gonna drive me to the gym.
Allright, my ’96 Corolla might not be exactly like a Ferrari, but it’s still red…and it’s WAY faster!
- Drive to the gym, while sipping my delicious Spike shooter and listening to music that goes from “let’s start to get ready” on low-moderate volume when I leave home to “let’s smash babies everywhere” on very high volume when I arrive at the gym! This is the part where I usually get really fired up to lift.
I’m not sure if it’s the Spike or the music that gets me so fired up…
- Drop my stuff, foam roll, dynamic warm up and I’m ready to roll!
Combine all those factors and I have a 100% chances of being mentally and physically prepared to lift.
What’s YOUR ideal pre-training routine like?