Post Workout Nutrition! Take Care of Yourself Thursday!

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Post workout nutrition

What you eat is always important; however, when you eat can be just as critical. I am talking about post workout nutrient timing. WHEN TO EAT? WHAT TO EAT?

When you work your muscles, you are breaking down small fibers in your muscles and you are using many energy stores. Energy stores are made up of carbohydrates and protein.

POSTWORKOUT NUTRITION HAS 3 PURPOSES

  1. REPLENISH GLYCOGEN….replace energy stores
  2. DECREASE PROTEIN BREAKDOWN…increase muscle quality or size
  3. INCREASE PROTEIN SYNTHESIS…repair and build damaged muscle

BENEFITS OF POSTWORKOUT NUTRITION

  1. IMPROVED RECOVERY
  2. LESS MUSCLE SORENESS, MAKING YOU READY FOR YOUR NEXT WORKOUT
  3. INCREASED ABILITY TO BUILD MUSCLE TISSUE
  4. IMPROVED IMMUNE FUNCTION
  5. IMPROVED BONE MASS
  6. IMPROVED ABILITY TO UTILIZE BODY FAT

As you can see if you are not giving your body the nutrients it needs  after your workouts then you are only hurting your progress in the long run. This is…

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Published by k3fit

I am a certified personal trainer and certified health coach. I hold a personal training and health coaching certificates from the American Council On Exercise and I hold a kettle bell certificate through the IKFF. I also hold a certificate in nutrition from the health sciences academy. I am very passionate about helping clients reach a healthy lifestyle. I do not offer a "cookie cutter" program. I believe that everyone has unique needs and situations. When you work with me you will get a personalized program to meet your own needs. I offer personal training at my home gym set up. I also work closely with you on your nutrition program to set you up for maximum success that will last a lifetime.

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