Ready to Get Strong? Eat for Strength
This week, we have been talking about how to improve your strength!
There are many things that you can do in the weight room to get some of the results that you are looking for!
However, today we are talking about what you can do in the kitchen. Remember, you only work out for an hour (maybe two if you are lucky!) a day, so what you do the other 22-23 hours of the day really counts for a ton!
To get strong, it takes a lot of energy! Much more than you would expect! In fact, you generally burn more energy in a strength workout than you do a cardio workout (fun fact: you just burn all of that energy AFTER your workout!). So, to make sure that you are recovering the best way possible, you have to make sure that you are getting enough food in!
You should focus on eating a lot of green veggies, fresh fruit that is in season, lean protein and wholesome fats (saturated and unsaturated). Focus on making these foods the biggest portion of the food that you eat. If you find that you are running low on energy or that your workouts are suffering, consider adding a little bit of fruit or rice to a meal before your workout. This may contain just the right amount of energy to help you push through a tough strength workout!
If you are not fueling your body for success in the gym and outside, you may get less than 50% of the outcomes that you are wanting. Additionally, you are going to want to make sure that you recover as completely as you can as well! This means that you need to get adequate sleep as well as keep your stress levels down! You can read all about it in this series here.
This is the part of strength building that is so often overlooked! If you take this into consideration, you are going to see the results that you are wanting most!
Need more help? Still have more questions? Reach out to us here and find out what we can do for your strength training program with our nutrition and strength coaching!