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3 Nutrition Tips To Help Improve Gym Performance

When it comes to making progress in the gym, it's common to overlook nutrition and rely on more work.

But it's true when they say you can't out train a bad diet.

This probably isn't breaking news to you but what we hope to do is reemphasize the importance of nutrition, it's role in your performance, and give you some practical tips to help you elevate your fitness.

Here are 3 nutrition tips to help improve your performance in the gym.

Tip #1: Fuel Your Body For Your Workout

It's easy to hyper focus in on post-workout nutrition (protein shakes, a well balanced post workout meal) but eating to support your body for movement is equally if not more important.

Without proper fuel for a workout, you risk poor performance, low levels of energy, and no fuel for the training.

Along with well balanced meals throughout your day, aim to eat a pre-workout snack 30-45 minutes prior to training. We suggest simple and quick digesting healthy carbohydrates like fruit paired with some protein (ex. greek yogurt) to give you enough calories so that you can give it your all when you get to the gym.

Tip #2: Take Time To Plan and Prep

Missing meals or grabbing something quick and unhealthy are usually a result of lack of planning. These are common pitfalls we see in clients nutritional habits that can prevent progress and leave you spinning your wheels without going anywhere.

The strategy is less important as long as you're implementing something that works for you.

Whether it's meal prep on Sundays before the work week begins or taking the time to pack healthier snacks on training days, having a plan is the easiest way to start making some progress.

Bonus: If you train earlier in the mornings we love pre workout meals that you can prepare the night before such as overnight oats!

Tip #3: Decreased Alcohol Consumption

We know that no one wants to hear that they can't do something and by no means are we saying that you can't drink alcohol. However, we do want to remind you that increased alcohol consumption is in fact counter intuitive to gains made in the gym.

Increased alcohol consumption can cause poor sleep, slower recovery, and even play a role in dehydration.

With that being said, if you're looking to make progress in the gym then moderation is going to be your best friend. Limiting drinks, choosing lower alcohol content beverages, and increased hydration are all great strategies to start with.

When it comes to increasing performance in the gym, embracing nutrition can only supplement your progress. By fueling your body with proper pre workout nutrition, taking time to plan appropriately, and decreasing alcohol consumption are all great ways to start making an impact with results.

Small steps over time can lead to big results!



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