What to Eat Before Exercise


For maximum energy for your workouts, eat a light meal or snack of mostly carbohydrates consisting of around 200-400 calories. This will top off your muscle glycogen stores giving you a boost of energy and allow you to recover faster between sets.

Avoid fatty foods and overeating as this may slow you down and possibly make you sick during your workout. Having some protein prior may help prevent excessive protein breakdown during your workout, but Test a few different meals or snacks to see what works best for you.

A few good choices include:

  • fruit
  • oatmeal
  • whole grain toast
  • beans and rice

This applies to training prior to resistance and cardio training.

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