Optimal nutrition plays a key role in how your body recovers — learn how to fuel it to reach your fitness goals faster!
Nutrition elevates your training, there are no ifs, ands, or buts around it — you need to fuel your body correctly to see the goals you are working so hard towards.
If you’ve ever gone deep into a workout without refueling, you know how horrible that feels — shaky, jittery, a bit nauseous, anxious, or even hangry.
Refueling after a grueling kickboxing workout is vital — not only are you helping your body recover, but eating will help you get the most out of your workout and help you in the next.
At Burn Kickboxing, it’s important to fuel your body both before and after a group kickboxing class to reach the fitness goals you’ve set! Learn more about what to eat after a kickboxing class in today’s post.
I’m trying to lose weight, eating after a workout doesn’t make sense.
If kickboxing is how you stay active and a way to burn additional calories for weight loss, it is still critical to refuel after a workout — even with calorie restriction.
Post kickboxing nutrition provides nutrients and fuel that prevents fatigue and helps you maintain stable blood sugar levels — your body craves nutrients for cellular repair and muscle recovery.
Without nutrients, the goals you have will easily fall to the wayside and you may actually start to plateau or toe the line of overtraining syndrome, in which underfueling is a key feature.
The heartbeat of training is not only activity but nutrition. They go hand in hand like chips and guac, bacon and eggs, and dessert and coffee!
Food gives you energy and will bring you to and through your next kickboxing class — do not fear the extra calories!
Interested in healthy foods post-kickboxing? Get them below.
With cardio or HIIT — kickboxing can be a little of both — it’s crucial to replenish your glycogen or carbohydrate stores and sprinkle in hydration and protein.
- Peanut butter and bananas
- Mashed sweet potatoes and a protein drink
- Apple slices and almond butter
- Tuna salad and crackers
- Hard boiled egg and grapes
Consuming the right foods — carbs and protein — after a kickboxing class is essential to your recovery. It will support and build muscles in addition to enhancing your performance in your next sweat sesh!
Eat to maximize the benefits of your workout!