Basic Pre-workout Sports Nutrition
To get the most out of your workout proper nutrition is key. If you often feel exhausted, dizzy or extremely fatigued during your workouts then you may not be eating enough.
Here is a simple guide to basic pre-workout sports nutrition. Bear in mind that this is general nutrition advice and may not meet your specific individual needs.
Pre-Exercise Snacks & Meals
What: Simple carbohydrates
Make sure these are also low in fibre & fat. These two macronutrients take a while to digest and so could make you feel sick.
When: Eat .5-2 hours before training. Larger meal 2-4 hours before intense or endurance sports
Piece of fruit (ie a small banana)
Cereal and fruit
Piece of toast/crackers/rice cake
Vegetable sticks (ie carrot, cucumber etc)
Greek yoghurt or smoothie (1-2 hours before)
What is your favourite pre-exercise snack?