The role of pre-workout for women

The role of pre-workout for women

One of the least covered topics in the world of supplements is the effect that pre-workout has on a woman’s exercise regimes.

It has always been assumed that women should refrain from using pre-workouts as they were traditionally formulated for men with added testosterone and hormones.

Modern-day pre-workouts have come a long way and the formulations have improved to such an extent that it is safe for women to use. The benefits of modern-day pre-workouts make it a necessity during intense workouts. But how can you, as a woman, benefit from the formulation of USN XTS Hyperdrive pre-workout?

Are pre-workouts for women safe?

Men and women have different chemical compositions and hormonal needs, which are important to take into consideration when looking for a pre-workout. However, when talking about pre-workouts, we are not talking about putting testosterone or other hormones into your body. The most important factor is to know the ingredients in your supplement. What is it, what does it do, what are the pros and cons and how will it influence you? There are many ingredients that are equally safe and beneficial for men and women.

USN XTS Hyperdrive benefits

1) The caffeine anhydrous in USN XTS Hyperdrive helps you burn more fat.

  • Increases adrenaline in your body. Adrenaline assists with metabolising fat cells.
  • Allows your body to use more energy, thus utilising more fat.
  • Caffeine also alters your perception of fatigue and keeps you feeling more energised for longer.

2) Caffeine anhydrous can help improve performance.

  • Epinephrine is increased in the bloodstream when using caffeine prior to a workout. This is a ‘fight or flight’ hormone and prepares the body for extreme physical exertion.
  • Caffeine may improve athletic performance by up to 11%.

3) L-Citrulline can boost blood flow and endurance.

  • Citrulline is a vasodilator (promotes the dilatation of blood vessels) and therefore increases the time needed for your body to reach the point of exhaustion. This vasodilator property also gives your body the ability to circulate nutrients faster and can decrease recovery time after a workout.

4) L-Citrulline can improve performance by reducing fatigue.

  • Reduces exercise-induced fatigue.

5) Betaine Anhydrous improves endurance and strength.

  • Betaine anhydrous can protect cells form swelling damage that can be caused by exercise.
  • Increases power output.

6) Beta-alanine speeds up muscle growth.

  • Allows you to push harder for longer by assisting with the regulation of acidity levels in your muscles.

7) L-tyrosine helps maintain mental focus in stressful situations.

  • L-tyrosine helps build neurotransmitters that get broken down during exercise, increasing focus and metal prowess.
  • Supplements can assist with mood and brain function.

8) Agmatine Sulphate:

  • Assists with increased pump and insulin response.

9) Dynamine™ (40% methylliberine)

  • Enhances mental focus and ensures that there is no energy crash.

10) AstraGin™ (from highly purified Panax notoginseng root extract & Astragalus membrenaceus root extract)

  • Improves absorption uptake efficiency.

11) Electrolyte stack

  • Assists with keeping cells hydrated to perform their functions.

What type of muscle does pre-workout build?

Pre-workout does not determine the type of muscle you build. Lean muscle, toning, muscle mass gain and fat loss are determined by the type of exercises you do. Pre-workout for women merely serves as an energy source for you to fuel your preferred training plan. It also helps decrease the amount of soreness and stiffness that you will experience after your workout.

What is the pre-workout “tingle”?

Beta-alanine may cause a tingling sensation on the skin. Research suggests that this is due to the compound binding with nerve receptors. This is however nothing to worry about as the tingling will usually subside within 1.5 hours and the side effect may subside after a few weeks of continuous use. If not, discontinue use of the product. Do not exceed the recommended daily intake.

Frequently asked questions about pre-workout for woman (FAQs)

Q: How Long does pre-workout take to kick in?

A: It can differ from person to person, but it usually takes about 30 minutes to start feeling the effects of a pre-workout.

Q: Is pre-workout used for cardio?

A: Yes, pre-workout can be used with any exercise regime and all forms of cardio.

Q: Will pre-workout help me lose weight?

A: Pre-workouts can supply you with more drive and energy during a training session. This means that you will be able to push harder for longer, thus burning more calories. Ingredients like caffeine can also help your body to lose more fat.

Q: Can I take pre-workout on an empty stomach?

A: Yes. The rate of absorption may be slower on a full stomach and faster on an empty stomach.

Q: Can I take pre-workout at night?

A: It is not a good idea, as it contains stimulants like caffeine that can interfere with sleep and keep you awake. Do not take pre-workout within four hours prior to bedtime.

The matter of fact

Pre-workouts were originally more focussed on the male market as an extreme performance booster with extreme ingredients. This is however not the case anymore. While many products out there still offer these extreme ingredients, USN has developed a complete pre-workout solution for both men and women. It should come as good news for women that they are also now able to experience the benefits of using a pre-workout.

Head over to our online shop and have a look at our USN XTS Hyperdrive pre-workout for woman.


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