The things you do before your workout dictate the gains you will get, just the same as how what you do after matters.
If you’re wondering how that’s possible, just imagine a car. What do you need to make it start? Yes, fuel. Exactly. If you put other liquid in it, let’s say soda or alcohol, to make it start, will it start?
It’s the same with your pre-workout diet. If you eat the right foods, you’re going to have a kickass workout without ever feeling sluggish or tired in the middle of it. You’ll even feel like you’re Popeye after eating spinach.
So what’s in your pre-workout diet? Here’s an ultimate guide to a healthy meal by fitness trainer Anthony Bevilacqua on Muscle and Fitness:
8 TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR PRE-WORKOUT MEAL
You’re about to hit the gym and you have a big day ahead. Well, what do you eat? Most of us are super concerned with the post-workout window of opportunity that we forget about pre-workout. Your pre-workout meal is just as important as your post-workout meal. You need to make sure you fuel your body before your workouts. Training fasted is not optimal for muscle gains. Without adequate fuel your workouts will not be as productive or intense as they should be. Read more…
If protein is your go-to food after your workout, an article on All You suggests that you need carbs and healthy fats:
The Best Foods to Eat Before and After Working Out
We spoke with Peak Performance trainer Katie Mack about the best foods to eat before a workout to help you achieve your fitness goals. Read more…
And if you’re thinking of drinking supplements, here are the ingredients you have to look for, by fitness writer Cassie Shortsleeve on Men’s Fitness:
WHAT’S IN YOUR PRE-WORKOUT SUPPLEMENT?
When you turn to a supplement to boost your performance, you usually know the results you’re after: bigger muscles, quicker gains, more reps. So the easy thing to do would be to mindlessly take the popular pre-workout supplements. But if you’ve ever worked hard for anything, you know that easy isn’t always right. And knowing what you’re putting in your body—and whether or not it actually works—is important. Read more…
A good pre-workout meal may consist of fruits, oats, beans, nuts, eggs and more. Well, it’s a no-brainer that you need whole and raw fruits, not processed ones. Processed foods make you tired and bloated even before you work out, so you may want to cross them out of your meals.
What about you? What’s in your pre-workout meal?
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