Menís Health -Pre and Post Workout Nutrition

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Menís Health -Pre and Post Workout Nutrition
Thereís no doubt that proper nutrition is essential to menís health. Pre and post workout nutrition are probably the most important meals. This doesnít mean neglect the contents of other meals. But before and after workouts are the most crucial times to 1) fuel your body for grueling weight training sessions, and 2) start the repair and recovery process. These two meals are vital to building lean muscle tissue, which in turn is vital to menís health.

Pre-Workout
Your pre-workout meal is going to provide you with energy and sustainability during your workout. With that being said, you want to get quality sources of protein and carbohydrates in your system. The most efficient way to do this is through protein shakes. For starters, you need instant protein so whey protein is the best choice as it is quickly absorbed. You also need complex carbohydrates for fuel. Low glycemic carbohydrates will give you sustainable energy. If you only take in simple carbohydrates, which are high in sugar, you may tire more quickly. However, a mixture of both complex and simple carbohydrates will work just fine. An example of a solid pre-workout meal is given below.
Pre Workout Meal: 20 grams of whey protein, 1/2 cup of oatmeal, 1 banana, 10 ounces of water
Post-Workout
After your workout you need a lot of quality protein that can be quickly absorbed, so again, whey protein is the best choice here. You also need to take in a heavy dose of carbohydrates. This is the one time that you need to spike your insulin levels so that you're muscles can grow. Simple carbohydrates work here. Your post workout meal is probably the most important to menís health.
Post-workout Meal: 40 grams of whey protein, 1 banana, 1 teaspoon of honey, 12 ounces of milk
These meals are the oneís primarily responsible for how much muscle you gain. To reiterate, donít neglect your other meals, though; donít use this as an excuse to not consume healthy foods throughout your remaining meals each day. Nutrition and working out all go hand in hand with menís health.

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