5 Things You Should Do Before a Workout to Maximize Results


Urban Outfitters

Exercise: Whether you love it or hate it, we can all agree that if you're going to do it, it should be as beneficial and effective as possible. It doesn't matter if you work out for the mental stability and positive endorphins it can provide, or if you're trying to get rid of a few extra pounds—we all want to feel that our time spent in the gym was completely worthwhile.

When it comes time to get down to business, though, most of us don't know where to start in order to maximize our workout. Should I drink or eat beforehand? What about stretching? Or maybe I should be taking a supplement? The questions are seemingly endless, and when it comes to our health, we don't like to mess around. We decided to round up all of our tips from our favorite fitness experts and scientific studies to get to the bottom of things. Keep reading to find out the five things you should be doing in order to get the most out of your workout!