One of the most important aspects of your nutrition is your pre-workout meal, this can make the difference between a very intense and beneficial workout or an average session with minimal effects. Your pre workout meal will effect things such as your energy in the short and long run during the workout, how you’re able to digest the nutrients, mental focus and recovery afterwards. Mentally it is also very important because when you go in the gym you need to know that you’re prepared for a frigging intense workout, anything less will show in your work rate and results.
This meal feeds your body with the right nutrients before the workout to help manage the catabolic effects of training and speed up recovery post workout. This is why having a very high quality source of protein rich in leucine to spike muscle protein synthesis levels is essential. The carbohydrates will also help serve as an anti-catabolic agent to an extent. Ultimately there are many things you need to consider with your pre-workout meal. When you get to the gym you need to feel as though you’re energised, ready to smash your workout and you’re not being suppressed by any of the potential negative variables I’ve outlined today.
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