|Delicious Protein Shake is Post-Workout Gold!|
|Proper Nutrition Enhances Recovery |
After a Tough Workout
|Nice quick &frugal tasty protein on the go!|
Ideally I try to time my nutrition not only to optimize daily performance, but also to optimize my daily workout performance and recovery. I like to utilize plenty of soy products to help me accomplish this. Several hours before my workout, I try to make sure I am consuming plenty of complex carbohydrates for long-lasting energy that won't cause a crash. That means whole grains and healthy fats! I usually try to get in some whole grain toast with soy butter or whole grain toasted buns with a tofu burger several hours before a workout. Often times if I am feeling lazy or on the go I will just have Kashi Cereal (lots of soy protein among a plethora of whole grains) with soy milk, or a Kashi Chewie / Crunch Bar. All of that fiber content and healthy fat also helps to keep the Glycemic Index (GI) level low, which minimizes that big spike in insulin and blood sugar levels (in turn minimizing a subsequent crash).
|Soy Butter + Whole Grain Bread = |
Great Hours Before Workout!
Post-workout is extremely crucial in my experience, especially after a very difficult workout or when yo are trying to elicit a significant response such as an increase in muscle mass or overall recovery. Your body utilizes a lot of its bodyfat stores during a workout, as well as it's muscle glycogen levels. It depends on the workout you do, but often times your body is in a state of glycogen and blood glucose depletion after a tough workout. Also, the muscle tissue that has been stressed during the workout has microtears that need to be repaired for positive adaptations in muscle mass or strength.
|You don't want low blood sugar when you're doing |
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