How to Eat for Strength & Gains
You may not realize it, but food is just as important to your strength training routine as the number of sets you’re hammering out each week. Today we’re going to look at simple tips for getting the most out of your muscle toning workouts by improving your diet.
There are a few reasons that food is so important to strength training. Without a surprise, energy is one of those reasons because this is really going to allow you to push it to the next level every time you train and will overcome those sluggish moments where you just want to stop (I know we’ve all been there!).
But beyond that, you need to make sure you’re giving your muscles what they need to recover, to gain strength, and to increase in size. Unfortunately, these physical needs all correspond to very specific nutritional requirements that often differ from your regular diet. That’s right, just because it says healthy when you eat out doesn’t really mean it is if you aren’t eating clean natural ingredients that you yourself put together right?
If you want to significantly improve your strength training results, follow these 4 simple food rules. A significant impact is around the corner and you’ll see progress and gains like never before.
4 Simple Food Rules for Better Workout Results
1. Fuel Up
Your pre-workout nutrition is really essential when it comes to maintaining energy throughout your workouts. Ideally, you want to think about this from the time you wake up, ensuring that your body has the nutrients it needs to stay strong and active.
First, this means not skipping breakfast. If you’re tight on time, even a morning protein shake will do. Second, you want to get a good balance of protein, healthy carbs (either whole grains or veggies), and vitamins and minerals to offer you the most complete support.
Check out my Morning Pre-Workout Meals here for some great ideas.