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Pre workout ideas

Pre workout ideas

When we do high intensity or endurance training sessions, there is doubt as to how to make the last meal intake before, in order to feel with energy, improving performance but without feeling gastrointestinal discomfort.

There is a belief that you must eat in volume and nutritionally complete in order to meet pre-training needs, but with some carbohydrates it's ok. The main function of this nutrient is energy. They are our body fuel. We Will see different types of carbohydrates that are useful as pre-training.


CARBS BEFORE EXERCISE
The type of carbohydrate intake will depend on the time we have to make that pre-training. If the estimated time before exercise is about 2 hours of digestion, it can be a complex carbohydrate such as oatmeal, whole grains, whole bread, etc.

In case the time between eating and training is less than 2 hours, it's better to think in carbohydrates of easy digestion and absorption such as complex without fiber: polenta, bread, rice, rice cakes, between others.


At the same time, they can be combined with sugar such as jam, bay biscuits or some fruit.


CONSIDERATIONS:
If you are not used to eating before training, you should start with a small volume and increase it gradually, to train the gastrointestinal system and prevent gastrointestinal discomfort.

Finally, strategies should be individualized, because we do not tolerate the same carbohydrate sources.
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