4. Simple sugars
While carbs are good to fuel up with pre-workout, “simple carbs” like candy or cereal could have a negative effect by causing your blood sugar to drop. “If it’s one or two hours before, I’d avoid high-glycemic carbs eaten alone. This can trigger rebound hypoglycemia in some [blood sugar spikes and crashes] which can lead to fatigue, light headedness/dizziness, energy crashes, and poor performance,” Miyaki says. We suggest opting for oatmeal or quinoa instead.
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