What Should I Eat Before A Workout AFTER 50?
Do you have to change what you eat before your workout if you're over 50 years old?
My answer will surprise a lot of guys...
But yes— there are some tweaks to make after 50 with your pre-workout options.
I'm going to start with a list of foods to AVOID eating before a workout...
Then I'll share some of the BEST foods to eat to maximize your performance with your workouts...
And walk outta the gym feeling like a champion.
Foods To AVOID Eating Before A Workout
1. Fiber Packed Foods
This might be one of the only times I tell you not to get in some fiber from whole food vegetable sources...
But listen, you do not want to go into a workout feeling full.
And get this...
Fiber is very difficult for the body to break down.
So your body will direct blood to your gut to help breakdown the fiber you just ate...
So instead of all of that blood rushing to your muscles and getting an awesome pump...
Your body is splitting attention between your gut breaking down fiber...
And whatever muscles you're working for the day.
It's just going to make you feel heavy and sluggish and you don't want that.
2. Fatty Protein Sources
Look, protein is great to get in before a workout.
However you don't want fatty protein sources like beef, chicken thighs, whole eggs, or salmon.
As you get older, especially after 50, your digestive system doesn't break down protein as quickly or efficiently as it used to...
So you want to consume a protein source that's really easy on your digestive system.
So if fiber and fatty protein sources are out of the question...
What's The BEST Food To Eat Before A Workout?
1. Fast Digesting Carb Sources
Give your body a quick hit of carbs that it can utilize for your workout.
Some fast digesting carb sources include white rice (don't do brown rice, it's higher in fiber and is harder for your body to break down)...
White potatoes or sweet potatoes are a great source of fast digesting carbs too.
If you're looking for something super-convenient...
I enjoy Triscuits. Yes, I know they are processed. But I'm a busy guy and don't always have time to make some white rice or potatoes...
Triscuits are low in fat and give me some extra carbs before my workout when I'm in a pinch.
I won't have a lot, just 4 or 5.
Rice cakes are also a great option if you're looking for convenience.
2. Lean Protein Sources
So I already told you what protein sources to avoid.
The best protein sources you can consume before a workout would be 30 grams of protein coming from sources like egg whites, chicken tenderloins, or a protein shake.
I actually haven't found a protein bar that doesn't upset my stomach before the gym...
So I don't have one to recommend there.
Just whole food sources or a protein shake if you need the convenience.
3. Ancient Peat & Apple Polyphenols
Okay, so why do these have to be combined together?
This natural combination is clinically shown to increase levels of endogenous ATP.
ATP is your body's source of energy that is used to power the movement of contraction in working muscles...
So you can imaging the added strength, power, and performance benefits of having more ATP in your system.
4. L-Citrulline Malate
Citrulline malate is more concentrated than regular old citrulline found in most pre-workouts.
Studies show citrulline Malate helps your body use ATP more effectively so you can get more out of your workouts.
It's a serious performance "enhancer" and it has a lot of other benefits in the bedroom too.
5. Beta Alanine
So this is the ingredient that kicks in and gives you a small bit of tingles before a workout. But don't let that scare you...
A study from the University of Oklahoma found it's a game changer for men 55-92 years old.
This amino acid helps delay fatigue so you can go longer and harder...
Meaning you can push for that extra rep or two (or more)
And push for the extra mile if you're into cardio.
Putting It All Together
The easy-to-digest carbs and lean protein sources is pretty easy to do...
But what about the "extra" foods listed that gives you a whole-lot-of "extra" in the gym?
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