For an athlete, eating is just another aspect of training. Proper fuel intake prior, during, as well as after training will improve recovery time, boost mental and physical stamina, assist in muscle repair and building, improve muscle and cardiovascular function as well as promote joint health, reduce inflammation and boost overall energy. Try and say all that 10x fast.
Every athlete is different and no one training diet will fit all. This is a review on when and what to eat to acquire the most energy from your food. So, before we dive into the actual eats, take a second and read How Sh*t Works: Fuelling Your Body to understand your energy systems and why I break down pre-fuelling based on when you’re training and for how long.
… have you read it? Good. Now that you know your energy systems a bit better, we’re going to talk about how to fuel properly prior to working out. Continue reading