How many times have you made a commitment to be more active, get in shape or lose weight? Even when you start off strong, it’s easy to get off track. In fact, it’s a story every one of us knows by heart. Which of these examples sounds most like your workout experience?
- You decided to start taking Pilates reformer classes and even bought those cute, expensive leggings but couldn’t find the motivation to actually go
- You started jogging every morning with a friend but then there was that one week where it was pouring rain and now you can’t get back on track
- You’ve been hitting the gym regularly after work, but muscle fatigue has you seriously thinking about skipping leg day (again)
- Your after-dinner walking routine aims to hit 10,000 steps a day on your pedometer, but the scale hasn’t budged, and your to-do list is a mile long
The truth is only an estimated 8% of people succeed in making lasting changes when to comes to living a healthier lifestyle.
Why is it so hard to stick to a workout routine, and so easy to justify skipping?
4 REASONS WHY FITNESS GOALS FAIL
You’ve heard the saying, “Consistency is key.” It’s also the biggest hurdle to getting fit. Maybe you’ve thought, “I guess I just don’t want it badly enough,” or even told yourself that you’re a failure for not sticking to your routine. But there are valid physical and psychological reasons why fitness goals fail:
- Lack of motivation
- Other priorities
- Muscle fatigue
- Not seeing results
These “Consistency Killers” present themselves to workout newbies and seasoned athletes alike. And they don’t always function independently of one another. Here’s what we mean:
- You’re not seeing results with your current routine, so you start losing motivation to workout
- You’re so busy that you don’t work out as much as you like so you don’t see results
- You’re sore from working out and you can’t motivate to push through the discomfort
- You’re not seeing results as quickly as you like because you’re too sore to stick to your routine
Add to this dilemma the fact that certain nutrition deficiencies also impact your motivation and muscle fatigue. For example, too many simple carbs, refined sugars and processed foods, including synthetic caffeine, result in energy spikes followed by crashes that leave you feeling too tired to hit the treadmill.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, high-protein/low-carb diets like Keto influence how your body processes electrolytes and can cause increased soreness after exercise due to electrolyte imbalances. And plant-based diets, including vegan and vegetarian diets, may not provide sufficient protein and amino acids essential to building lean muscle, speeding post-workout recovery and supporting sustained energy.
8 SCIENCE-BACKED NUTRIENTS TO HELP YOU GET FIT FASTER
Your workout routine and a healthy diet go hand in hand, but we all know how hard it is to stick to one of these goals, let alone both. The good news? Research shows when you set small goals, even micro-goals, you’re more likely to succeed. In other words, baby steps add up to big achievements.
If overhauling your diet seems daunting, getting enough of the following 8 nutrients is scientifically shown to positively impact your energy levels, promote lean muscle formation, boost hydration, and help you get fit faster.*
The building blocks of protein, amino acids help support muscles during exercise and promote lean muscle formation. By reducing protein breakdown during your workout, they also help reduce muscle soreness and speed next-day recovery.*
There are a variety of B vitamins, but certain ones like thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, B6 and B12 are key in converting food to energy, supporting sustained energy levels and enhancing blood flow to help you push harder during your workout. They also are vital in helping speed up post-workout recovery time. Most B12 comes from animal sources, so vegetarians and vegans may have a difficult time getting enough of this particular vitamin from diet alone.*
We’ve all heard that calcium is important for strong bones, but few people know it also helps support lean muscle formation and protects muscles from protein breakdown during exercise. Calcium may be more effectively utilized by the body when paired with vitamin D3 and electrolytes like magnesium.*
An organic compound that helps build lean muscle mass, creatine can help you get fit faster by supporting energy—helping you crush that spin class, power through yoga asanas, and beat your best time on your next trail run.*
Electrolytes are critical in helping your body hydrate. By boosting hydration, you can reduce next-day muscle soreness and speed recovery, as well as boost athletic performance and energy levels. If you’ve ever tried working out dehydrated, you know how important electrolytes are to helping you stay in the game. Unfortunately, many sports beverages that tout electrolyte benefits are also loaded with sugar.*
Scientifically shown to reduce next-day muscle soreness, glutamine helps you get fit faster by reducing recovery time. It’s also linked to improved hydration and electrolyte metabolism. It’s key in helping you stick to your workout routine so you can reach your goals.*
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only 1 in 10 people eat enough fruits and vegetables, rich in plant-based phytonutrients that support heart and joint health and improve nutrient synthesis. Adding key phytonutrients shown to benefit a healthy, more active lifestyle is critical to overall wellness.*
In addition to helping the body utilize calcium, vitamin D3 also supports enhanced blood flow during a workout, so you can get that extra set of reps in or run that extra mile and reach your fitness goals more quickly. It also helps speed post-workout recovery and can help reduce muscle soreness after exercise.*
Before adding a complicated pill regimen and bulky barrels of chalky supplements from the big-box nutrition store to your daily routine, you should know that there is a much simpler, scientifically supported way to add amino acids, B vitamins, calcium, creatine, electrolytes, glutamine, phytonutrients and vitamin D3 to your diet.
In fact, the best pre- and post-workout supplements only add 2 steps to your workout routine (and none of the sugar found in most sports drinks). Meet the Modere Fitness Combo: Modere Rush and Modere Recover.
THE BEST PRE-WORKOUT SUPPLEMENT: MODERE RUSH
Pre-workout products typically rely on a few standard ingredients and a hit of synthetic caffeine, but Modere Rush takes it to the next level with a more balanced, science-driven approach that helps optimize your mind and body.*
To achieve that, Rush provides clean energy so you feel not only invigorated, but in the zone and ready to work out. Use Rush to make exercise feel easier, so you can be more consistent, blast through plateaus and get fit faster.*
- Boosts athletic performance*
- Gets you in the zone and makes exercise feel easier*
- Enhances blood flow so you can push harder and get fit faster*
- Protects muscles from protein breakdown during exercise*
- Enhances natural energy production*
Modere Rush kick starts you into motivation mode with clean energy from natural caffeine found in green tea. It contains about as much caffeine as a single shot of espresso. It also features cutting-edge ingredients like calcium HMB—20 times more potent then leucine at protecting muscles from protein breakdown during exercise, phytonutrient beet root juice, the amino acid beta-alanine, L-glutamine and creatine citrate to bolster your athletic performance and help you gain strength more quickly.*†
Nutritionally, each serving of Modere Rush is 15 calories and contains 2 grams of carbs and 0 grams of sugar. It delivers significant amounts of vitamin D3, B vitamins including thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, B6 and B12, and 100 mg of magnesium, a key electrolyte that, when combined with Modere Recover, provides 48% of your recommended daily value.
With a delicious blackberry lemon flavor, each single-serve packet of Modere Rush is ideal for when you feel like you can’t find the time or energy to work out. Take it 15-30 minutes before exercise for next-level nutritional support and on-demand energy that’s ready when you are. Rush is vegan, non-GMO, gluten-free and dairy-free.
THE BEST POST-WORKOUT SUPPLEMENT: MODERE RECOVER
Staying active is vital for your health, but it can also put stress on your body, leaving you stiff and sore. Modere Recover gives you the support you need after exercise to reduce muscle soreness, recover faster and build more lean muscle.*
Use Recover to reduce muscle soreness and support lean muscle formation, making it easier to be consistent so you can start seeing results faster.*
- Bolsters rehydration to fight muscle cramping and fatigue*
- Speeds recovery and supports lean muscle gain*
- Reduces lactic acid buildup and muscle soreness after exercise*
- Helps you bounce back more quickly*
- Maximizes the results of your workouts*
Modere Recover features a scientifically formulated blend of minerals and phytonutrients, including antioxidant astaxanthin, l-glutamine, sour cherry, Indian frankincense, coconut water and essential electrolytes, so you can stay hydrated, fight muscle cramping and feel ready for the rest of your day.*
Nutritionally, each serving of Modere Recover is 10 calories and contains 2 grams of carbs and 0 grams of sugar. It delivers a significant amount of the critical electrolyte magnesium and when combined with Modere Rush, provides 200 mg or 48% of your recommended daily value.
With a refreshing cranberry citrus flavor, each single-serve packet of Recover is the perfect ending to every workout. Recover is vegan, non-GMO, gluten-free and dairy-free.
MORE WAYS TO MAKE YOUR FITNESS GOALS STICK
If you’re ready to take your active lifestyle to the next level or are looking for more clean label supplements scientifically shown to impact your body composition and energy levels, we suggest the following:
Modere Lean Body System
The Lean Body System is an exclusive collection of scientifically designed products—Trim, Burn and Activate—to help you burn fat, lose inches and promote lean body composition.*
Trim is a first-in-the-world combination of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) and Collagen/HA Matrix® Technology clinically proven to support fat-burning metabolism while improving muscle tone and supporting youthful skin for a sculpted, lean body. It’s paired with our powerful thermogenic† and a plant-based 3-day detox to help jump start your body transformation.*
Modere Pure Chocolate Whey Protein
Delicious (not chalky) Pure Chocolate Whey Protein is naturally packed with Branched-Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) to promote recovery and lean muscle growth when used in conjunction with resistance exercise. This is not a bulky “body-builder” protein, but an everyday supplement that delivers 20+ grams of ultra-filtered whey protein to help you live clean and live active.*
Liquid BioCell® Sport
Liquid BioCell® Sport is a supernutraceutical with multi-patented, award-winning Collagen/HA Matrix® Technology, clinically shown to improve joint flexibility and lubrication, reduce discomfort and promote healthy cartilage and connective tissue. To put it another way, if occasional knee discomfort is keeping you from doing squats and lunges, Liquid BioCell® Sport may help. Featuring BCAAs and L-carnitine, it fuels performance with advanced joint and muscle recovery in one formula.
Modere GO takes a holistic, bio-hacking approach to brain health with natural caffeine from green tea plus 24 powerful support ingredients, including 8 brain-boosting nootropics, all working together to help you maintain peak performance any time of day. So, if you need a little extra get-up and GO (see what we did there) to motivate for a workout, this supplement is a great addition to Modere Rush.*†
If you’ve made a commitment to live a more active and healthier lifestyle but haven’t found the help you need to achieve your goals, Modere Rush and Recover, along with our supporting lineup of clean label supplements, are designed specifically with you in mind. We’re committed to helping you accomplish your fitness goals, no matter how big or small, and deliver the science-backed formulas you need to achieve your best.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
†These products contain caffeine. When supplementing with these and/or other products that contain caffeine, please limit consumption to less than 200mg caffeine at a time and less than 400mg per day.