Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Learn How to Fuel Your Body !

Some days you hit the gym with passion, drive, and motivation that could fuel an army. Other days you are dragging to get your butt there. You work as hard as you can, but you’re exhausted. You try to shake the fatigue but it feels like you’re just going through the motions and there’s nothing you can do to change how your body is responding. You desperately need some kind of edge to fight this struggle.
Why does this happen? Is it just mental or can you fight this fatigue. It might have to do with your meals and how you are stacking up your supplements. Stage one is eating for your pre-workout which should include a solid meal, eaten two to three hours before you train. Stage two follows up with a liquid source of nutrients and performance-enhancing ingredients, consumed 60 minutes or less before exercise. Take these two steps and you’ll go into your workout with the energy, motivation and intensity you need.
The proper pre-workout nutrition puts your body in an optimal state to build and protect muscle, ensures you are optimally hydrated and your blood sugar remains steady, keeps the hormones cortisol and insulin in proper balance to reduce your body’s fat-storing, assists in mental recovery, and maintains your immune system.
Stage 1: Pre workout meal
-Eat your pre-workout meal two to three hours before you’re going to train, along with drinking 14 to 22 ounces of water.
-Your pre-workout meal should be light and comprised of protein and carbohydrates. How much protein and how many carbohydrates you should take in will vary, based on how long you train, what type of training you do, your fitness level and your current diet, so keep in mind that these numbers are not set in stone and you should experiment to find what works best for you.
-Staying optimally hydrated is a simple step, but it’s an essential piece of the performance puzzle that’s all too often overlooked. Drink the recommended amount of fluid such as of 14 to 22 ounces of water with your meal.
Stage 2 : 30-60 mins post training
-Take 7 to 10 grams of essential amino acids high in the branch chain amino acids (BCAAs), with the ergogenic ingredient supplement concoction outlined further down in this article, mixed into 8 to 16 ounces of water 60 minutes or less before your workouts.
-Include a fast-digesting carbohydrate in addition to your peptide/amino acid/ergogenic drink. Take an additional 10 to 15 grams of a fast-digesting carbohydrate 30 minutes prior to your workout, mixed in with your pre-workout.
If you follow both the timing and the nutrient composition of these research-backed suggestions, you’ll greatly reduce—and often eliminate—the daily battle you fight against low energy and mental fatigue.

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