Our Top Pre Workout Nutrition Tips

We have discussed post workout nutrition previously. But today, we want to talk: pre workout nutrition. Knowing how to fuel your body for your workouts is so important to help you perform at your very best!

What you put into your body before a workout can make a significant difference to how you perform. This means you’ll get better results from your training if you fuel your body properly... And who doesn’t want better results?

Our bodies are great at converting the food we eat into energy but did you know that it's more efficient at converting some foods than others.

For example, carbohydrates are better for fueling high intensity exercise because they can be quickly broken down into glycogen. Therefore, if you want to train for a sustained period, you should eat carbs beforehand.

As mentioned in our post workout nutrition blog, you will also need carbs post workout to replenish your glycogen stores so ensure carbs are included post workout too.

When it comes to exercise, the most important thing is to listen to your body. We are all different and so the food that will help you to achieve optimum performance will likely be different too. 

We definitely recommend trying a variety of foods - see what works for you. 

Our pre workout food suggestions:

  • Bananas

  • Oats

  • Fruit Smoothies

  • Whole Grain Bread

These foods are high in carbs, easy to digest and are typically slow releasing to give you sustained energy throughout your intensive training sessions. We would also advise consuming your pre workout meal or snack 60 minutes prior to starting your training session. 

And if you need some support with your health and fitness journey and getting the right nutrition so that you can reach your goals - book a call with us here. 

Our Top Pre Workout Nutrition Tips


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