Running On Empty?
Fueling up before you put your body through vigorous exercise is very important. Many times trainers and instructors see their clients struggle through workouts because they don’t feel good. “I feel sick” or “I just don’t have the energy today” is what they hear. A good trainer/instructor will ask, “What did you eat today” or “When did you last have something to eat”. Inevitably, the client says they have had very little or they haven’t had ANYTHING to eat! Can you imagine trying to drive your car with no gasoline in it?!? It doesn’t make sense!
Particularly for those A.M. workouts, it is important to get something on your stomach. You only need 100 – 200 carbohydrate rich calories an hour before your workout to give you that needed energy. Examples of this would be yogurt, fruit, or an energy bar. Even a little peanut butter & jelly on light bread would be a good energy boost!
By doing this you will see a dramatic change in the energy you have for your workouts. You will be able to increase your exercise intensity which will burn more of those unwanted calories!
Mr. Bo Taylor, M.Ed.
Bo Knows Fitness