Emerge Trainers 5 Must Have's for Fitness Success
Ever wonder what makes the Personal Trainer's of Emerge Fitness successful in their own fitness endeavors? Below Megan, Jeremiah & Jason list their top 5 Must have's for their daily lives!
Megan’s 5 Must Have’s
Our bodies are made up of 70% water. Proper hydration is key to ultimate health. I drink between 1-2 gallons of water a day and carry around a 32oz Nalgene bottle with me wherever I go. You will never see me with out it!
I am easily distracted in the gym and quick to lose motivation. I always have a couple pairs of headphones in my car and an extra ipod to make sure I always have music for when I hit the gym!
- Food Scale
It is very easy to over or under eat on my nutrition plan so I always weigh and measure out my portions in my meals to make sure I am getting enough Proteins, carbohydrates and fats to fuel my workouts and keep my muscles fed.
- Cooler Bag
I carry my cooler bag with me in my car and pack all my food for the day in it in order to make sure I get all my meals in for the day. It’s easy to stray from my diet when I am un-prepared. Preparation is key to any successful nutrition plan!
I take my supplements first thing when I wake up and they are on my kitchen counter so I never forget to take them! Included in my supplements are glutamine, BCAA’s, Vitamin C, B-complex, Vitamin D & Vitamin E.
Jason’s 5 Must Have’s
- Pre and Post workout Shake
Your prime time to re-feed your muscles is within 30 minutes of your workout. I always carry a protein shake with me to have immediately after working out to prevent any muscle damage or loss & to aid in recovery.
I eat every 2 hours in order to keep my metabolism running at maximum speed & provide enough nutrients to help me in my goal of getting bigger.
I wasn’t always an avid water drinker, but have found so many benefits of drinking plenty of water throughout the day. I drink water to prevent muscle cramping, flush my system out and hydrate my muscles.
In order to increase my mind-muscle connection and prevent my forearms from doing the heavy lifting, these are key to my heavy workouts. By improving my grip I am able to better focus on the body part I am working and less on the amount of energy needed to pull the weight.
5. Weight Belt
In order to prevent strain to my lower back on leg & back exercises I wear a weight belt. I feel better supported and am able to lift longer and heavier.