What are pre workout side effects? Are they safe?
Pre work out side effects can vary. It all depends on what type of crazy shit you drink. You can look at all of these pre workout drinks in one way, they are nothing but a shitload of caffeine. Once scoop of a pre workout is like drinking 3 coffee’s or more. You get all fired up to hit the weights, you come home, and eventually crash.
What pre workouts really do, is release endorphins from your system, which is basically serotonin from your adrenal gland. What does this mean? It means that your brain releases happy juices, and makes your crazy and awake. After you continue to use it, your system gets used to it and you need more for the same effect. Kind of like a person that drinks 10 coffee’s a day. The body is used to the amount of caffeine from 1 cup, so you need more over time to get the same effect.
This is not HEALTHY for you. You will be in a good mood for 1 hour a day, and pissed and tired for the rest of the day. Not to mention how many times you’ll be going to the bathroom to take a leak from the crazy amount of caffeine your pre workout has. Here are some basic side effects from pre workouts that can be, not so fun.
- Vomiting – (if you take too much of the crap, you will get sick)
- Tingling/numbness in the face, lips, or extremities
- Cramps – (caffeine dehydrates you)
- Headaches (caffeine withdrawal)
- Flushed and red skin
- Trouble sleeping – (crazy amount of caffeine)
- Itching (there are ingredients that make your face itch)
- High blood pressure
- Kidney damage
- Chest pain
So now that you know what to expect, you still want to take it right! Yes, because you want to get jacked! Pre workout side effects are not near those of steroids, and they are legal, so many people take them. There is just the fact, that you will get used to it, and it’s not that healthy for you.
Look at it as taking a drug, or your first cup of coffee, or your first beer. Its fun, woo hoo! Then you need more beer, more caffeine, more drugs to get the same feeling. Too much of anything is not good for you, and what you get from the start with a pre workout, is too much caffeine. Yes you can overdose on caffeine.
To make the long story short, without getting into crazy details about what proprietary blend is, these drinks are just mostly garbage and a form of a drug. The only way you can take these properly without experiencing pre workout side effects, is to take 1 serving to start. Do not take the damn thing every single day, you will become a miserable angry asshole. Then you need to drink A LOT of water so you flush it out of your system throughout the day and after your workout.
To tell you the truth, my fellow meathead, you don’t need the crap at all. You will have the same exact effect and the boost you are looking for, by drinking some coffee before the gym. If you drink one cup, or a shot or even a double shot of espresso, it will have the same effect. This is possible because your system is not used to that much caffeine now after you stop taking the pre workout garbage.
I know you love it and you will take it, and continue taking it, so this is just to tell you what is really going on. You will have a great workout, you will have a shitty day probably, and go to the bathroom a million times. Not to mention what happens after you take your protein shake.
This is just advice, do whatever you want!