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Document Date Posted: 06/09/2021-11:02PM

5 Pre-Workout Nutrition Tips

Working out could be compared to regular travelling. To enjoy a trip, one needs to get organised and make sure all the needs are covered for the upcoming trip. This includes making sure you have enough fuel, stocking up on a few snacks and choosing the enjoyable destination. Similarly, to have a good workout one needs to have enough energy to get through the session, be motivated enough to not miss it, and be able to recover quickly to sustain regular workouts. Pre-workout nutrition is the preparation. It prepares the body for the session by giving it the right mix of what it requires to get through the session leaving you looking forward to the next one. This article will offer 5 key pre-workout nutrition tips that will help you to get the most out of your workouts.

Pre-workout nutrition is a great tool to achieve what you want from your workout. Hot tip: try XS™ Sport Magnesium Sticks to support normal muscle function, electrolyte balance, and bone health. The core ingredient of the XS Magnesium Sticks is Magnesium, a mineral that is essential for the normal function of a human body. You can choose to include XS™ Sport Magnesium Sticks in your pre-or post-workout shake, just once a day. The tips below will give you an insight into putting together a pre-workout nutrition routine that works for you.

1. Quantity and Combination.

To start, when what and how much are the most important questions. It is recommended to eat 1-4 hours before the workout session. Depending on body size and food choice the body will generally absorb about 300-400 calories per hour. That means a meal of approximately 30g of protein and 40g of carbohydrates an hour before your meal will be fully digested by the time you begin exercise. The aim here is to have enough energy to get through the workout without discomfort. Working out on a full stomach will lead to uneasiness thus the recommended quantity above.

2. Choose the right food.

The choice of food for pre-workout is especially important. The right choice offers you a platform to attain your goals. Experts advise to consume a balanced meal with the right amount of carbohydrates and proteins. Specifically, carbohydrates like quinoa and oats that rank low on the glycemic index (ranking of carbohydrates according to how quickly they raise the glucose level of the blood) and chicken breast or a shake containing 30g of quality protein. Another rule of the thumb is to avoid fats since they do not provide a quick source of energy due to their complex nature.

3. Simplicity and Consistency.

A famous quote states ‘consistent action creates consistent results.’ It is important to research suitable pre-workout nutrition but after making your choice, afterwards, be consistent in your intake. This teaches the body to take in a certain amount of nutrients in a certain manner before a certain event (workout). The goal here is to allow the pre-workout intake to have a positive effect on your workout. Furthermore, the nutritional composition should be simple enough for both you and the body to be willing to take it with minimum resistance.

4. Things to Avoid.

For a more productive workout session, certain foods more so those that may lead to discomfort should be avoided. They include spicy foods and dairy products. This is because running to the bathroom is not the best way to spend time in the gym.

It is also advisable to avoid foods rich in fibre. The logic being, fibre rich foods taken before a workout leads to nausea and bloating.

5. Hot tip:

Try to incorporate XS™ Sport Magnesium Sticks in your pre-workout routine to experience all the below benefits:

  • Helps in bone and muscle health.
  • Helps to reduce tiredness and fatigue.
  • Helps in electrolyte balance which is crucial for oxygen delivery in the workout.
  • Assists in protein synthesis.
  • It has no added sugar, dairy products and gluten.

All these while remaining simple and convenient.