During Workout Fuel.
Our ‘during workout nutrition’ is just as important as your pre – workout nutrition. Having the right amount of nutrients and energy is crucial for our body to function at an optimum state while exercising. Especially if we are exercising for more than 60 minutes like participating in a football match, cycling, marathon or even hiking.
The objective of food consumption during workout is to maintain our blood sugar level for our working muscles. More than 90 minutes exercise consider as endurance exercise and this rely on your glycogen storage to maintain your performance. With consistent supply of food and water, our body will feel well energized and hydrated even during long hours of exercising. The right nutrition support can go a long way for our performance!
Having the right amount of nutrients and energy is crucial for our body to function at an optimum state while exercising.
30 to 60g of carbohydrates is required during exercise per hour. This is parallel with the digestion rate of carbohydrates in the gut. Therefore, ingesting more than this will only cause discomfort in the stomach as it needs to ‘work’ more than it needs to when exercising. Consuming high carbohydrate bites during exercising are the best when exercising. You may prepare exactly the same food that you consume for your pre – workout. (E.g: banana, sugary cream cracker, sports drinks, energy bar / gel). Please don’t forget water! Our food need water to transport the nutrients to the working muscles!