This is probably a really stupid question but I thought I might as well ask. Lately I’ve taken to downing a teaspoon of pink salt before swimming training and sometimes before weight training sessions too. The main reasoning is that higher sodium=better pump.
Is this just a stupid thing to do or is there some benefit to it? Is there a better way to go about doing this? And is doing this 2-3 times a week harmful?
Not at all. In fact, it is an excellent pre-workout (as you’ve experienced).
It is essential and many folks do not get enough, thanks largely to the salt phobia that persists. Oh, and you can easily do 2-3 tsp a day. I would recommend you start at the top end of the RDA (5 tsp).