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05/19/2017
Even if you're not an Olympic contender, you can still augment your workouts by fueling your body the right way. Not only will this give you more energy during workouts and improve your performance, but also help you feel better throughout the day. The staff at Athletic Republic Pittsburgh in Wexford, PA, would like to share a few tips to help supercharge your body for your next training session.

Keep Hydrated

Everyone sweats during exercise, how much depends on how hard you workout, the environment, and even your genes. To figure out if you are hydrated enough, weigh yourself before and after your workouts. If you have lost weight, make sure to drink an extra 16 ounces for each pound lost before your next workout.

Eat Enough Carbohydrates

Carbs are the main fuel that runs your body during exercise. To help maintain body weight, health, and performance, it is recommended that you consume enough carbs to keep you going during high-paced, longer training sessions for stamina. 

Protein Intake

How much protein your body needs depends not only on your size, but also on the type of exercises you do. Athletes should obtain 15 to 20 percent of their daily calories from protein. If you are aiming for endurance, such as running or walking, you may not have to eat as much protein as you would if you were trying to build muscle mass.

Maintaining a Healthy Diet

Diet is one of the things that can make an impact on both the health and performance of an athlete. Kind of like putting the best, high-grade fuel into a car will help lead to good performance. The overall pattern of eating the right balance of carbs and protein will ensure you not only get the macronutrients you need for fuel and to support muscle mass, but also micronutrients (vitamins and minerals.)

Personal sports training in Wexford

Our programs at Athletic Republic Pittsburgh are scientifically made to target specific skills and traits you need to develop your athletic abilities. Whether you need to improve your agility or build your strength, call 724-933-4317 to organize personal sports training in Wexford today.