Do you know why your car needs summer tires in the summer and winter tires in the winter? Because the other way around would make no sense, right? Well, yes, but not only that – if you switched your tires and used the wrong kind, you would endanger your car and life. The same goes for pre- and post-workout routines: all gym enthusiast have their own and they are not to be mixed under any circumstances. Once you determine what helps you prepare for a workout and what assists you to recover from it, that is not to be messed with.
4Motivation vs. Relaxation
Whether you are a novice or a pro gym member, you want to make the best out of your time spent there and prepare for a workout properly. That means being mentally ready and highly motivated for hard work. Some people watch motivational videos, while others make a great playlist that pumps you up and gets you going.
On the other hand, you do not need this after you leave the gym. A post-workout routine is all about relaxing and healing broken muscle tissues. You need to feel the effects of your training and turn all that work into muscles. That is why most people apply relaxation techniques, go to a sauna or even choose to relax by smoking cannabis. These things loosen you up, so there is no point in doing them before the workout.