Tagged: workout fuel

Myth vs. Fact: Workout Snacks

In this month’s mini-series, we will bust some common nutritional myths with regards to exercise. Read on to learn more about when and what an appropriate workout snack may be, pre- and post-workout supplements, and how much to eat to fuel your workouts.

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Endurance Athlete Nutrition: Pre-Exercise Fueling

Your nutrition plays a pivotal role in your race day success. Knowing what to eat and when to eat it before you start will help you feel energized and ready to go! Here are some nutrition tips for fueling up beforehand.

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What to Eat Before, During, and After an Endurance Event

Summer months in Wisconsin are a great time to get outdoors and get workouts in while it is sunny and warm. Not only do people’s outdoor workouts pick up, but so do people taking part or competing in endurance events. No matter what endurance workout you are involved in, proper nutrition and fueling are essential […]

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What Do You Know About Glycemic Index?

The body uses glucose, and blood glucose levels reflect the readily available energy supply for exercise. If glucose levels drop due to fast depletion (i.e. one’s glycogen stores), the athlete is said to “hit the wall.” The rate at which this occurs depends in part on the type of carbohydrate consumed before, during, or after […]

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How Does Your Body Use Carbohydrates?

The role of carbohydrates in the body includes providing energy for working muscles, providing fuel for the central nervous system, enabling fat metabolism, and preventing protein from being used as energy. That said, carbohydrates are the “preferred” source of energy or fuel for muscle contraction and biologic work.

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