Sunday, August 28, 2011

What Did You Eat Today?

This is a questions that every trainer should ask their client. It is important to incorporate a pre-workout and post-workout meal into your nutritional plan on days that you are training. Never workout on an empty stomach! It is important to eat enough energy that is required for whatever activity you perform. When you do not eat before you workout you are jeopardizing your lean mass and limiting the amount of energy that you will have for your workout. When you force your body to work hard on no energy it finds ways to store energy on it’s own. A fitness plan should be for the purpose of maintain your active tissue which is your muscle, skin, and bones. A car cannot start without gas or oil and it must have the right kind of fuel to run efficiently. As a vehicle is a mechanism, so is your body. It is recommended that you consume a pre-workout meal 30 minutes to 1 hour before you workout and a post-workout meal 30 minutes to 1 hour after to training. A post workout meal is for the purpose of replacing calories lost and restoring energy to restore muscle tissue. It is also important never to miss breakfast.
Not eating proper meals can lead to:
· A plateau
· Unwanted results
· Muscle loss
· Increased body fat
· Weakness & fatigue
· Injuries

The three most important meals of your day should be breakfast, pre-workout, and post-workout meals. With this outlook you will get better result and your nutritional plan and workout routine will compliment each other. You will have more energy, better recovery, and your body will store less fat due to you feeding into your lean mass. Remember, if you do not properly energize your body then your body will energize itself. That is why camels have humps!

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