What to eat before and after your workouts

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I still get plenty of questions about what to eat surrounding workouts so this week I wanted to point people back to our Fueling Workouts series. This detailed series answers all your questions about what to eat, when to eat it, and how each macro-nutrient powers your performance.

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Quickly increase strength

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If you happened to participate in our 10 Pound Challenge event last January, you probably already know that I’m a fan of plyometric exercises like jumps and hand clap push ups. I’ve been doing them for decades in my own workouts and with my clients because they’re a safe and effective way to significantly improve strength, balance, bone density, and athletic performance. They also feel a lot easier and less frightening for many people compared to loading up a squat bar with hundreds of pounds. New research confirmed why explosive movement improves strength plus it answers the age old question which is better, slower or faster reps?

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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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