4 Ways to Keep Your Energy High During Camp
November 7, 2017
We know that it can be tough to maintain a lasting energy level through an intense workout, but trust us–it can be done! Using our simple suggestions, ensure that you are both physically and mentally exhilarated when you step on that floating floor every day! Read on for our tips to maintain a high energy level during camp.
1. Always Eat a Healthy, High Protein Breakfast
Your diet is the primary part of developing sustainable energy for a workout. When you exercise regularly, never skip breakfast! Starting out your day with a healthy breakfast, high in protein and carbs, can help you to power through your workout like a beast.
It’s vital to fuel your body properly with clean, whole foods to keep you feeling energized. For a high protein option, opt for a bowl of rolled or steel-cut oats mixed with water or almond milk. Skip the sugar and sweeten with cinnamon instead! If you’re looking for a high carb option, go for a couple slices of sprouted whole grain ezekiel bread with some avocado on the side for added healthy fat. These options are sure to give your body the fuel it needs to stay engaged during camp!
2. Take a Pre-Workout Supplement
If you’re still not feeling the desired amount of energy before your workout, or if you want that extra boost, try taking a pre-workout supplement. These are created to give you a fast-acting energy kick without the crash that can come from other energy-boosters, like coffee or sugary energy drinks.
Our Ignite pre-workout is specially formulated to promote maximum energy and focus. It’s rich in antioxidants and amino acids, and features matcha tea sourced from Japan. Pick it up online or at your local Burn retail center, and simply mix one scoop with 6 ounces of water in a shaker bottle. Drink about 20 minutes before your workout and you’ll be amazed at how much it helps to improve your mental clarity and focus during camp!
The Shaklee Performance line can also help optimize your nutrition to give you the consistent energy you need for your workouts. It contains antioxidants, green coffee beans, and Guayusa—an Amazonian energizing superfood. Mix one stick pack with 8 ounces of water and enjoy before working out! Check with your local Burn Boot Camp to purchase.
3. Always Stay Hydrated
Drinking enough water every day is something many of us fail to do, but it’s so important for staying energized and feeling good. When you are properly hydrated, your body runs more efficiently. Our founder and CEO, Devan Kline, even recommends starting every day by drinking 24 ounces of spring water to flush out your system.
Water is essential for your flexibility and strength, and staying hydrated can even prevent muscle stiffness. Make sure to drink your body weight in ounces every day to stay hydrated and energized during camp!
4. Get Inspired and Motivated
Mental preparedness for your workout is just as important as being physically prepared. Feeling inspired and motivated can help you power through even the most intense leg day!
Surround yourself with the motivation you need to keep you focused on your goals. Absorb inspirational media. Listen to a podcast that teaches you concentration tips. Watch a motivational video. Find the messages that work for you, and repeat them to yourself when you’re struggling to get through a workout.
Bonus tip: Check out all those amazing transformation pictures on the walls of your local Burn Boot Camp! We keep them in our gyms for a reason—to keep you motivated and inspired, and to show you that your goals are absolutely attainable. Reading the powerful stories of the women who have powered through and transformed themselves on that floating floor is guaranteed to keep you energized as you do the same!
We hope these tricks are simple solutions for you to hold onto that energy through your workouts. Put them into practice and watch your energy soar!