While manufactured pre-workout products are excellent in their own right, you can really build an effective pre-workout or post-workout drink using just a few essential ingredients at home.
Using honey and pink Himalayan salt pre-workouts will provide you with some great benefits, such as energy restoration, hydration, and enhanced blood flow for better pumps in the gym.
In this guide, we will go over how to make pink Himalayan salt and honey pre-workout and the science behind this great, simple combo.
How To Make Honey And Pink Himalayan Salt Pre Workout
Part of what makes this pre-workout great is the simplicity. All of these ingredients are usually already in your pantry and are very cheap.
- Fill a bottle of water
- Squeeze half a lemon into your bottle
- Add a pinch of Himalayan pink salt
- Add one or two tablespoons of honey
- Shake the bottle thoroughly and enjoy
Benefits Of Pink Himalayan Salt And Honey Pre Workout
There are several benefits of using pink Himalayan salt and honey in your pre workout:
Honey is full of natural sugars and carbs that will help top off your glycogen stores before going to the gym. This means that as you get deeper into your workout, your performance will not fade as much as your muscles will have plenty of energy to call upon.
Himalayan pink salt is full of various vitamins and minerals crucial for health and performance. Meanwhile, lemon has the most electrolytes out of any citrus fruit. As you can see, with this drink you can easily replicate many of the advertised benefits of regular pre workouts or sports drinks using just basic ingredients.
If you are a weightlifter, you will know that one of the crucial benefits of pre-workouts, when they kick in, is improved pumps. At the end of the day, the key to great pumps is having plenty of water and carbs in your system.
With our honey pink Himalayan salt pre-workout we already took care of the carbs and water parts. However, another important aspect is also water retention. By consuming lots of salt before our workout, your body will react to this intake of sodium by retaining more water.
Can I Use Coffee Instead?
In comparison to regular pre-workouts, one of the major differences with our drink is the lack of caffeine. Now caffeine is not essential to pre-workout performance but it can certainly help. If you enjoy the energy rush of caffeine, you can easily replicate this by swapping the water in this recipe for coffee.
Having personally tried this, I can tell you that the salt and honey in the coffee actually taste pretty good. However, I would still recommend that you drink plenty of water before your workout to ensure that you are hydrated.
Also, you may need less caffeine than you think. Start with just 1 cup of coffee and see how you feel.
While I am a fan of regular pre-workout drinks and certainly make use of them from time to time, it is hard to beat the simplicity of just honey, lemon, and salt. The other great thing about this drink is that you can also drink this during or after your workout as well to replenish your energy stores.
Be sure to give this drink a try and let us know how it compares to your regular pre workout.
Does pink Himalayan salt give you a pump?
The rapid intake of sodium in the form of pink Himalayan salt will cause your body to retain more water. In turn, this level of water retention will give you a great pump.