Fuelling Your Body: Pre-Workout Nutrition Tips - Reform Athletica
Fuelling Your Body: Pre-Workout Nutrition Tips

Fuelling Your Body: Pre-Workout Nutrition Tips

Jun 11, 2024

Whether you're diving into the dynamic movements of the Reform Method, honing your precision with Micro Form, finding balance and strength with TRX, or embracing the mindfulness of Yoga, proper nutrition is key for improving your overall health, optimising your performance and getting the most out of each session. In this article, we'll delve into the importance of pre-workout nutrition and equip you with practical tips to ensure you're energised and ready to conquer your practice.

Have you ever felt sluggish or lacking in energy during your workout sessions? Well, beyond reasons of stress and rest, chances are, your pre-workout nutrition may be to blame. Just like a car needs fuel to run smoothly, your body requires the right nutrients to perform at its best, especially during physical activities!

Here are some pre-workout nutrition tips to help you power up your practice with us:

1. Balance Your Diet: To prepare your body for an invigorating session at Reform Athletica, it's essential to maintain a balanced diet rich in lean protein and complex carbohydrates. Lean protein sources such as chicken, fish, tofu, lentils, or beans provide the necessary amino acids for muscle repair and growth. Pair your protein with complex carbohydrates such as whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and legumes to sustain energy levels and maintain stable blood sugar throughout your workout.
2. Time Your Meals Right: Timing your meals correctly is key to optimising your performance. Ensure that your last large meal is consumed at least 2.5-3 hours before your practice, allowing your body to digest and absorb nutrients efficiently, providing sustained energy without feeling weighed down. Avoid heavy or high-fat meals closer to your workout time, as they can lead to sluggishness and discomfort during exercise. If you're short on time, consider grabbing a nutritious smoothie or snack from RA Rafresh. Our selection of smoothies and snacks provides a convenient option for fueling your body before your session to support your workout.
3. Stay Hydrated:
Hydration plays a vital, yet underrated, role in supporting optimal performance during exercise. Make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day leading up to your session. Dehydration can lead to fatigue, cramping, and decreased performance, so it's crucial to maintain hydration levels. Avoid excessive consumption of caffeine or alcohol, as they can have dehydrating effects on the body. Keep a water bottle handy during your workout to replenish fluids lost through sweat and keep your body functioning at its best. In addition to water, consider replenishing electrolytes with coconut water, also available at RA Rafresh, if your forgot your own.

Now remember, the goal of pre-workout nutrition is to provide your body with the fuel it needs to perform optimally without causing discomfort or digestive issues during exercise. Experiment with different food combinations and timing to find what works best for you, and don't forget to listen to your body's hunger and fullness cues.

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