So, I have a question for you…have you ever started a workout and quickly realized that you didn’t have enough gas in the tank to finish it, or execute it like you thought you should be able to?
Or have you ever hit that wall and just looked at the clock wondering why it’s moving so slow?
Odds are, you have experienced that feeling before, myself included!
The truth is that nutrition plays a large role in fueling your body for performance. So I wanted to share 2 tips to help you power through those workouts and hit your PRs!
Tip #1: Keep it consistent
Many of us were told that we should carb load the day before a big workout or event but this is wrong!
The secret to success is to ensure you are focusing on consistency with eating whole foods, getting a balance of carbs, fat, and protein, and staying hydrated. This means all of the time! Not just the day before your workout or event. Consistency is key.
Tip #2: Fuel around your workout
Morning warriors should consume a carbohydrate and protein source before your workout. If you struggle to eat early in the morning, try a liquid source of fuel like a smoothie.
If you workout in the afternoon or evening you should stick with your normal balanced meals and snacks throughout the day. Then aim to get some carbs in about an hour before the workout.
After your workout, be sure to replenish your energy stores and assist with muscle building by consuming a post workout shake or snack that contains protein and carbs. My go-to is whey protein powder and oat or almond milk.
For optimal results and recovery after your workout
1. Eat a balanced meal
3. Get adequate rest
You may also consider adding an omega source to further help with the recovery process!
Start implementing these 2 tips if you are ready to take your performance to the next level!
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