What should I eat before my workout?

October 3rd, 2018

Whole Body Vibration Training can cause the blood sugar level to drop quickly. This can occur because this type of training activates almost 99% of your muscle fibers. As you are activating more muscle fibers you are also activating more insulin receptors which are the sponges for glucose or sugar. This means that it is easier to pull sugar from the blood into the muscle more quickly causing the blood sugar to drop more rapidly.

If you’re your diet is too low in protein or too high in refined carbohydrates, or you are skipping meals, you could possibly be coming into class with an already unstable blood sugar. This may lead to an increase risk of low blood sugar that can be aggravated by the training session itself.

If the blood sugar drops too quickly it can lead to shakiness, weakness, light headiness, irregular heart rate, excessive perspiration and a decrease in the benefit from the training session.

To minimize the possibility of a low blood sugar event proper pre-workout eating is vital. Please eat a small meal with high quality protein (roughly the size of a closed fist) and a low glycemic fruit such as granny smith apples, unsweetened berries or plums 60 to 90 minutes prior to your training session.

You can also use a pre-workout shake 30 to 45 minutes before training. Use a high-quality protein powder containing (30-40 grams) of protein blended with eight to (8) ounces of unsweetened almond, coconut, cashew milk or water and any of the previously mentioned fruits.

Remember though … what you ate the day before and the day of still affects the quality of your workout.