How to Fuel Your Workout – Strength Training
What should I sip during spin class? Do I need protein before a long run?
Strength Training – Eat a balanced meal with carbs and protein an hour or two before you hit the weights – and have plenty of liquids on hand for the workout. Carbs help prevent muscle breakdown and fatigue, while protein helps regulate growth and repair.
Fuel Up – Stick to water for sessions under an hour; choose a sports drink fi you are lifting for longer. The carbs in the sports drink will give you extra energy.
Recover From It – Protein holds the healing power your body needs now. Our muscles undergo tears and stress that can be repaired only by amino acids in protein. Sip a water or almond-milk based whey protein shake containing 20 to 25 grams of protein within an hour. If you prefer a solid source of fuel, have a bar.