To Fast or To Feed?

Muscle & Performance - - Contents - By Bren­dan Bra­zier

There re­ally are only two op­tions be­fore jump­ing ǣ Ǥ Ǥ ǣ Ǥ ǡ ǡ Ȅ & Ǥ ǡ ϐ in the morn­ing. As an en­durance ath­lete, I choose to fuel up be­fore my rides, runs or cross-train­ing work­outs.

WHAT TO EAT PRE­WORK­OUT

I like to take in a small amount of sim­ple carbs 20 to 30 Ǥ ϐ / ǡ ǡ ϐ gains more quickly. Although I don’t rec­om­mend a high in­take of caf­feine, there are times when cer­tain sources of caf­feine can be use­ful, and be­fore en­durance ex­er­cise is one of those times. To pick up the speed of my work­outs, I do not shy away from nat­u­ral sources of caf­feine. I choose green tea and yerba maté to help push through the ex­tra mile.

Thirty min­utes be­fore you head out for your work­out, ϐ ǣ

1. PRE­WORK­OUT DRINK:

I for­mu­lated Vega Sport Pre ǡ !! mil­ligrams of caf­feine from green tea and yerba maté for pre­work­out.

2. FRESH FRUIT:

foods comes straight from the earth. Fresh fruit is light, can be eas­ily di­gested and a great on-the-go op­tion.

3. DATES:

Dates are a good source of car­bo­hy­drates. They Ǥ them with co­conut oil for a de­li­cious taste pre­work­out.

4. SPROUTED BUCKWHEAT EN­ERGY BARS:

Sprouted Ǧ Ǥ make home­made en­ergy bars with sprouted buckwheat, dates and hempseeds to eat pre­work­out or dur­ing long, sus­tained en­durance work­outs.

5. TRAIL MIX WITH SPROUTED NUTS AND SEEDS:

If you ϐ Ǧ store (or you can also sprout them your­self), mix them ǡ & ϐ pre­work­out snack. How do you fuel up be­fore you work out?  Bren­dan Bra­zier is the for­mu­la­tor and co-founder of Vega. He is also a for­mer pro­fes­sional Ironman triath­lete and a two-time Canadian 50K Ul­tra Marathon Cham­pion.

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