Best Pre-Workout Training tips
Many people often eat before a fitness workout because food
gives muscles the energy needed to operate with ease; however, scientists are
now saying if you want to burn fat you should skip that small snack before
completing any type of training. Studies have shown that high adrenaline and low
insulin are a good fat burning combination. Other studies have suggested that
exercising when the body has not just digested food can be a good way to get rid
of excess fat.
Muscles usually derive energy from carbohydrates which is
why many athletes eat before races and games. By not eating before taking part
in fitness activity, your body will not be able to reserve carbohydrates because
they simply aren’t there. Since carbs turn to sugar, you won’t be storing
unwanted materials that will later turn to fat. You will, however, be burning
off calories and thereby, getting rid of fat you don’t actually need.
This has also been shown to possibly help those suffering
from Diabetes. This is because exercising without eating first will produce
muscles that are better able to absorb glucose, which is an important part of
the treatment and prevention of Diabetes. This may be especially relevant in
those who have been diagnosed with the disease, but are not on medication. These
patients are encouraged to try and treat the condition with diet and exercise
and not eating before a workout could actually aid in this type of treatment.
This strategy could also help those who are Diabetic control their insulin
There is however an argument that the fat burned will be
located mostly in the muscles, so using this method to burn fat really won’t be
effective for those who are on a strenuous fitness program and trying to lose
weight. While it may be possible to enhance how the fat in the muscles is burned
by not eating before a workout, the overall body fat won’t be affected.
You might try not eating before working out to see what
type of difference it will make for you. If you do decide to eat prior to
working out, be careful not to eat large amounts. Keep it down to a simple,
healthy snack. This will feed your muscles the energy they need while enabling
you to move smoothly through your exercises.