Before you go for a muscle building strength workout, your body requires energy producing carbohydrates and muscle building proteins. If your goal is to increase size and strength, a meal containing carbohydrates and protein is a must.
However, should you just eat any type of protein or carbohydrates during your pre-workout meal? And what about dietary fats? Should they be included?
The simple answer is this…yes it matters what types of foods you use in your pre-workout meal.
The foods should contain a mixture of faster releasing proteins such as protein powder or egg whites as well as a slower (low fat) releasing protein source. This gives you a great muscle building mixture of amino acids. You will want to stay away from fattier sources of protein such as whole eggs and red meat. These fattier sources of protein will digest slower in your body (due to the fats). And trust me, the last thing you want is a stomach full of food that hasn’t properly digested yet when working out.
Try to focus on consuming complex carbohydrates in your pre-workout meal as well. Complex carbs enter the bloodstream slower thus allowing you a more sustained release of energy throughout your workout.
I recommend best pressure cookerso you eat the pre-workout meal, in the video below, at least 60-120 minutes before your workout. As mentioned earlier, you want to be sure your food is fully digested prior to working out. If not, the food will essentially be a lump in your stomach as all the blood is rushing to your muscles during a workout rather than helping with digestion.
– 1 cup of water
– 1/2 of protein powder
– 1/2 cup of Cottage Cheese
– 1/2 pasteurized liquid egg whites
– 5g serving of glutamine
– 1/2 tsp of Cinnamon
– Packet of Stevia
– 1/2 cup of oats (I use gluten/wheat free oats)
– sprinkle of cinnamon
– 1/2 serving of protein powder (I like chocolate flavor)
1. Add shake ingredients to blender. Enjoy!
2. Cook oats according to package directions.
3. Add cinnamon and protein powder to cooked oats. Stir. Enjoy!
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