Basically, the above quote pretty much sums up the objectives of today’s blog. We know that you must be an admirer of healthy living as you are reading this blog. So, get ready to acquaint yourself with a totally superior living as Impulse Luxury has spread its wings into the Health and Fitness Industry. This fitness series will help you come away with all your confusions and misconceptions about Health and Fitness.
First rule to begin learning is to Forget what you have learnt earlier. We’ll treat you as complete beginners and will strive to refine your skills and capacities in every way possible. We’ll gradually proceed in our journey from basics to the advanced level, from pre-workout to post-workout and from Zumba, Gymnastics to Weight lifting. We believe that with an authentic and relevant information, anyone, and for that matter, ANYONE, can hit the bull’s eye.
This blog is dedicated to the Pre-workout preparation which is too indispensable to be ignored when you intend to break sweat on the field!
CALORIES TO BURN CALORIES.
Life and fitness are all about timing. Schedule your meals each day, bearing in mind, that you have to have some essential Carbohydrates and Proteins about 45-60 minutes prior to workout regime. Lets hear what science says to prove our point. When you eat the carbohydrates (carbs), it reaches your stomach, then to small intestine thereafter to large intestine. Further, blood transports it in our body as insulin. So, insulin increases the blood sugar level which in turn gives brain a fuel source. This insulin is transported to our muscles and is stored in the form of muscle glycogen (glucose). This glycogen gives us energy while lifting or dancing or working out.
Moreover, Proteins have Amino Acids which prevent muscle breakdown. You need to protect your muscles and make them really strong for an intense workout session.
Caution : Not eating anything before a physical activity, now that’s a recipe for disaster. It leads to low sugar level in your body, which further leads to headache and fatigue.
WHAT TO EAT ?
We have some really cool pre-workout meals that go smooth on your pocket, are home made and most importantly, are rich sources of Carbs and Proteins. You can choose any one of the plethora of meals mentioned here to eat before you start your everyday fitness regime.
MEAL #1 : CHICKPEAS CHAAT/ SALAD
Boil some chickpeas and add some chopped onions, tomatoes, cucumber to it. Pepper and salt for the essential chaat/salad like taste. And you’re done. Chickpeas are naturally high in carbs, moderate in proteins and low in fats.
MEAL #2 : ORANGE OATS WITH OR WITHOUT EGG
Mash or grind some oranges and make a pulp out of it. Take some oats and mix the two together. For enhancing its nutritious level and taste, add some flax seeds (alsi ke beej) to the mixture. Here’s your orange oats ready. People who eat eggs can take 4-5 egg whites with the orange oats.
Oats are a great source of carbs and are also rich in vitamin B which helps in converting carbs into energy. Orange keeps our body hydrated and prevents muscle soreness.
MEAL #3 : BANANA PEANUT BUTTER ROTI/BROWN BREAD.
Take a chappati/roti/brown bread and spread some peanut butter on it. Now add some banana by cutting it in small pieces. You can enjoy this meal as toast or roll or sandwich.
Banana is rich in potassium, whole wheat; Roti provides necessary carbs while, peanut butter contains proteins + healthy fats.
MEAL #4 : EGG BHURJI/SCRAMBLED EGG WITH ROTI/BROWN BREAD
Take a bowl and in it crack 2-3 eggs. Beat the eggs if you like and add some chopped onions, salt and a little bit of pepper. Heat oil in a pan just like you would do for an omelette. Pour the eggs and scramble lightly. Before you start scrambling let the egg sit untouched for about 30-40 seconds. Stir the scrambled egg constantly to prevent burning. Garnish the dish with coriander or mint leaves.
MEAL #5 : CUSTOMIZED OATMEAL
Take a bowl of oats. Add low fat yogurt to it. In addition add a banana plus flax seeds and some raisins. That’s it, you’re done. Devour.
MEAL #6 : GREEN BANANA SMOOTHIE
For all those who prefer drinking instead of eating before workout, we’ve got you a smoothie which is easy to make and tasty as hell.
Take some spinach leaves in a grinder. Add some banana and low-fat yogurt to it. For their easy smoothing and grinding, add a small amount of water. Estupendo!! Have an appetizing smoothie before your workout.
MEAL #7 : ROASTED CHANA/GRAM
There are people who have no time to make above mentioned meals before a workout. They can get a hold on a very nutritious and healthy snack which is none other than roasted chana/gram. They are extremely rich in carbs and proteins and that’s what you need before hitting the gym.
Egg whites can be taken beside every meal we mentioned, if you desire.
By healthy drinking we mean you should drink at least 1 to 1.5 liters of water about an hour before your workout. This will help you get a brilliantly hydrated body which helps you in spontaneous pump and recovery during your workout session.
AN ACE UP YOUR SLEEVE
Drink black tea or green tea 20 to 25 minutes before going out. The caffeine contained in them helps you in increasing muscle strength and intensity when taken pre-workout.
KEEP CALM AND THEN WORKOUT
A person has to have his/her body completely relaxed before workout. We suggest everyone to rest for at least 30 minutes while enjoying your cuppa tea or biting into your healthy meals. This will enhance your concentration and mental peace levels. Keep aside all your PCs, Headphones, Mobile phones, etc. during this serene half an hour. Do it once and you’ll find it legit.
All the tips we shared in this blog are tried and tested personally by us and will surely work for everyone out there if followed religiously.
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