Pre-Exercise Nutrition

One of the most important meals for any athlete is the one before training or competition. What you eat and how long before the exercise are they key points to consider. Depending on the sport and level, you may have different food requirements before training than before competition.

The most suitable pre-exercise meal will differ for each sport and for each individual athlete. In general, the pre-exercise meal that is taken a couple of hours before the session should be based on carbohydrate-rich foods. Closer to the event, carbohydrate rich snacks can be consumed leading up to the session. What should be avoided are high-fat or high-protein foods. Good hydration practices are also essential. Below are a couple of articles on this topic that may answer your questions in this very important area.

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