Fueling Workouts Part 4

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In the previous parts of the series, I described how adding fuel before a workout significantly reduces the catabolic effects of exercise. Losing weight, however, is all about creating a catabolic environment. The goal is to breakdown fat tissue, but doing it the wrong way can cause your body to consume muscle tissue and body fat at the same rate. Learn how to save your muscle and lose the fat.

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Fueling Workouts Part 3

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We talked about the importance of managing glycogen during a muscle building routine, and it’s even more critical when training for an event. Long distance running really tests your body’s energy systems, and properly adding fuel into the equation can not only make your runs feel easier, but improve your times.

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Fueling Workouts Part 2

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Building muscle requires calories. You don’t need to down a ton of additional calories, but you definitely won’t see decent results if you’re trying to build muscle while dieting to lose fat. Learn what you need to eat and the best time to eat it to maximize the effect of your workouts.

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Fueling Workouts Part 1

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Proper nutrition can be as important or an even more important component of your fitness plan than the workout itself, which is why I’m starting this four part series to go over what you should eat and when depending on your goals. In the coming weeks, I’ll cover the different pre and post workout eating strategies you should use for:

  • Muscle Building
  • Race Training
  • Weight Loss
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