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3 Supplemments To Make the Most Of Your Workout

When we workout, like we do in HIIPfit classes, our body uses up an abundance of nutrients. It's our job to utilize the right supplements to make sure our bodies are fully fueled before, during, and after every workout. 

There are a lot of supplements out there and most of them are great add-ins to any supplement routine. But, where do you start... never fear here is a list of my top three sups you need to get the most out of your workout. 

Protein Powders

Protein is one of the three main macronutrients and is extremely important to  maintaining a fit physique. Protein powders can be an excellent and quick way to meet your daily nutrient goals without packing on too many calories. But, navigating the protein powder market can be a little overwhelming, so here are a couple of my suggestions.

If you are opting for a whey protein grab a whey isolate. These tend to have fewer carbohydrates and sugars.  

If you are searching for a vegan option, there aren’t many that are super delicious, but remember it’s a supplement so think health first, taste second. Look for one that has a daily serving of greens in it too. Make a smoothie or just shake with water, but get your protein in after every hard workout. 

 

Electrolytes

Staying hydrated is a very important part of staying healthy and fit. Electrolyte supplements containing both sodium and potassium can help you minimize fatigue and even flu like effects such as headaches, lack of focus, fatigue, and nausea.

There are many products on the market, Nuun is one of my favorites. And there are also edible supplements called Tailwinds that many runners swear by. You can find both products at Fast Break Athletics.

Place one tablet in your water bottle and consume intra-workout (during your workout) and post-workout. It’s also a great way to nurse a hangover if you partied a little too hard the night before.

 

Caffeine
If you are a coffee drinker then you already know how important that early morning cup of joe can be, but many don’t know how important it can be to getting a great workout. Caffeine can not only give you that extra pep in your step, it can also help you stay focused during your workout.

Drink a glass of green tea, coffee, or pre-workout about 30 minutes before your workout.  Start with a minimal amount until you figure out  your sensitivity, remember that people react differently to caffeine so test out your own individual sensitivity and gradually add additional milligrams if necessary.  

It is also important to note that too much caffeine can creat an opposite effect on the body, so, along with consuming in moderation, it is important to schedule your caffeine intake around your daily life. Be sure to avoid drinking caffeine late in the evening or before sleep.

What is HIIPfit & Why Does It Burn Fat?

If you want to lose fat (and not muscle) fast without doing hours of cardio every week, then you'll want to know more about HIIPfit. If you're already a fan of HIIPfit (High Intensity Interval Programing) or have heard the buzz surrounding high intensity interval training, then you know it's a super effective and quick way to work out.

Basically, HIIPfit is a Kyle House Fitness program designed to burn calories and build muscle by combining cardio, weights, and yoga... yeah all three, talk about balanced fitness.  

"I have always strived to hit all forms a fitness, but I know how hard that can be in the limited time most people have," said Kyle House. "So I put together a format that allows you to hit the weights, cardio and yoga centric movements in 60 minutes or less." 

It all starts in the HIIPfit classroom. The HIIPfit classroom is a high energy atmosphere with nine Star Trac Treadmills, nine Reebok Deck Benches, and nine - 18 mats. The classroom can hold up to 18 individuals "HIIP-sters" who are broken into teams of two. The two teams sweat it out for one hour* hitting cardiovascular work, strength training, and power yoga flowing movements. The teams train rotationally in high intensity programed intervals, rotating between cardio and weights/power yoga during eight minute intervals in a high energy, fun atmosphere.

"When your workout goes back and forth between high and low intensity movements, it provides varying changes in heart rate leading to improved anaerobic and aerobic fitness, this is what helps you burn more fat in less time," says Kyle House. "We want to put equal emphasis on feeling good and looking good. No one should have to choose between the two, because, let's face it, we all want to look our best and feel our best"  

Each week day is broken down into specific body groupings to ensure you hit all the right muscles to look good and feel good:

  • Monday: Upper Body
  • Tuesday: Lower Body
  • Wednesday: Arms + ROM (Range of Motion) 
  • Thursday: Core
  • Friday and Saturday: Full Body

Want to try a class out. Kyle House Fitness encourages anyone to come by a try a first time class for free. 

Still have questions? Feel free to email Kyle at info@kylehousefitness.com

*The noon HIIPfit classes are 45 minutes to help accommodate those who need a great workout on their lunch break. Kyle House Fitness has showers so you can freshen up before heading back.

KHF Pokemon Go-Workout

THE KHF POKEMON GO-WORKOUT 

Round 1: 
Catch one pokemon then run for at least 20 - 30 seconds, then start Circuit 1 

Circuit 1:
20 Push-ups
20 Squats
20 Mtn. Climbers
Rest and repeat this for a total of three circuits

Round 2: 
Catch one pokemon then run for at least 20 - 30 seconds then perform Circuit 2. 

Circuit 2:
20 Bear Crawls
20 Walking Lunges
20 Forearm Plank Spider crunches

Round 3: 
Catch one Pokemon then run at least 20 - 30 seconds then perform
Circuit 3 

Circuit 3:
20 Crab Walks
10 Burpees
20 Alternating Side Plank Crunches

Honor code that you complete all exercise reps and above all else have fun and catch them all!