Workout, Workout, Workout!
Eat, Eat, Eat!
Why workout if you don’t eat right?
Why eat right if you don’t workout?
The importance of both components are vital and honestly doing one right will lead to doing the other right. The key to being successful in your quest for buffness is learning how to eat pre-workout and post workout and to time your supplements for optimal effectiveness.
You need to feed your body correctly so that you are not wasting the hour you spend at the gym. If you don’t eat correctly before your workout you will not be able to workout hard enough to get the results you deserve. I consider this meal very vital to anyone who truly wants to rebuild a struggling metabolism.
However, if you decided to work out on an empty tank you will most likely feel some if not all of these symptoms during your workout:
- working out is painful
- you have no energy
- you are not be able to focus mentally
- you have no physical or mental stamina
- you feel sick
- you are weak
- you are unable to push yourself hard enough to build muscle
The term for all of these symptoms is to “bonk”, which basically means you do not have enough glycogen in your body for it to perform. It is an exercise in futility!
Post workout eating:
If you don’t eat correctly after your workout there can be all kinds of consequences:
- You will not feel good.
- You will not have the energy and nutrients you need to repair your body.
- Your immune system will become depressed, ultimately causing illness.
- You will be lifeless for the rest of your daily activities.
- You will blame your workout for your lack of energy & possibly cause you to miss future workouts.
Timing your Eating is so vital to your success!
Here are some examples of what I eat pre and post workout along with the supplements I take…
EXAMPLE #1 for PRE and POST workout FUELING
Workout time 8:00 am
Up at 6:30 am: drink water and take 2 NO2 Summplements
7:00am Pre-workout meal ( 1 hour before workout)
6oz. OJ mixed with Vanilla Whey protein and 2-3 cups of coffee with half and half
It is important to note that I am not a big breakfast eater. Liquid meals work great for me in the morning, they also digest faster. I make sure to have a carbohydrate in my pre-workout meal so that I have glucose in my bloodstream.
9:00am Immediately take NO2 supplement
9:30am Arrive home and take Creatine punch (carb) 4 whole egg omelet with cheese, bacon, spinach, tomatoes and onions
EXAMPLE #2 for PRE and POST workout FUELING
Workout time 5:30 pm
4:00pm Pre-workout meal (1.5 to hour before workout)
Beef Jerky, pecans and 1/2 apple
Or Salmon salad on Romain lettuce leaves and rasins (C)
*note if I am running late I make sure to at least have a quick carb, like a banana or just a box of rasins
The key here is to eat early enough so your food has digested and you have glucose in your bloodstream so you can lift effectively.
6:30pm Immediately take NO2 supplement
7:00pm arrive home and take Creatine punch (carb)
then Get in a quick snack: 1 scoop of protein mixed in water is GREAT!
Take time to prep a good meal for the family and myself.
8:00 pm supper
Large spinach and romaine salad with olives, a little cheese, almonds, a few croutons, carrots, real ranch dressing and a grilled chicken breast or steak.
2 cups frozen asparagus stir-fry cooked in the microwave topped with cashews and sweet and sour flavored tuna package
The key to this is pattern what you are eating every day so that you are fueled for your workout. Your results will be more dramatic and come much faster if you make sure to give your body the fuel it needs to workout hard and recover quickly. It is also important to note that my supplement use varies depending on my goals. This represents my current supplement routine for muscle “maintenance”.
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God Bless, Michelle