Pre-Exercise Fueling for Enhanced Performance
🍌💪 Did you know that a lack of proper nutrients pre-exercise can lead to catabolism, breaking down muscles and energy sources?
Strategic fueling is an ally to our training.
Eating before training supplies immediate energy, enhancing strength, focus, and preventing early fatigue. Consume a pre-workout meal or snack within 3 hours of exercise. The best window for performance is a carbohydrate-rich snack plus protein 30-60 minutes before exercise.
Carbohydrates are the main fuel for all energy systems and can be absorbed in as little as 15 minutes. Protein doesn’t directly provide energy but delays soreness, aids recovery, and prevents excessive muscle breakdown. My favorite pre-workout snack is low-fat high-protein yogurt with a dab of honey and sprinkle of nuts.
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