Hello all, I hope everyone has had a good start to their week. Today is a bit about taking care of yourself or your trainees before you even set foot into the gym. Fairly short, sweet, simple and hopefully informative to make it easy on everyone today, enjoy.
Optimizing your training session starts before you even before you make your trek to the gym. The last few weeks, I’ve lost count of the number of trainees and athletes that have come in to train, with no food in their systems. I understand a full on meal is usually not a good idea before you train, especially if the time between waking up and training is short.
There are still many options to consume before training so that when you near the end of the. Generally you want to get some carbs, fats and protein, BUT if you can only hit 2 out of 3, that's more than good enough.
The problem with going into a training session is, the possibility of hurting yourself during an intense workout goes up and up as the session goes on. The basic way to describe it is, your body runs out of fuel and starts to find other sources within the body to make energy, and it’s not always from sources you want, like your muscles.
So, in the simplest way, this is me telling everyone to fuel themselves and/or their young athletes before they come to their sessions. Keeps the body going at the highest possible functionality of the day and will keep bad from things happening like getting sick or getting hurt. Like always, please reply with any questions, comments and general feedback. Thanks so much for reading and have a good rest of the week.
Jarrod Dyke, CSCS