Athletes seeking to increase strength or muscle tone need to prime their bodies with cellular energy and increase nutrient delivery prior to training. They need to trigger muscle protein synthesis after training, and, an hour or two before training they should consume a moderate meal of carbohydrate, protein, and fat depending on digestion and comfort.
If you’re going to work out, why not make the most of it with optimized nutrition! The nutrients you provide your body and when you take them, known as “nutrient timing,” can significantly affect how your body responds to exercise (1). The nutrient timing of food and supplements can be broken down into three distinct phases: pre-workout, mid-workout, and post-workout.