“I feel really tired after my workouts. Is that normal until I fully adjust to working out regularly? Perhaps you have tips on how to help with this feeling of post workout tiredness.”
You’re not alone, feeling tired after your workouts does happen to others. When you exercise, you expend energy and burn calories. Depending on the length and intensity of your workout, you may be physically taxing your body, requiring water, nutrients and rest to recover.
When you’re tired, your body is demanding rest and nutrients to rebuild your muscles and energize you. Although your workout might have been what pushed you over the edge, chances are you’re neglecting your body before you even hit the gym.
It’s imperative to eat nutritious foods both before and after you exercise to fuel your body and replace lost calories, vitamins and minerals. Eat a small snack about an hour before you exercise.
Approximately half an hour after you work out, refuel your body with a snack that contains both protein and carbohydrates, like yogurt with fruit. This snack will replace the glycogen stores that have been depleted during exercise, providing an energy boost.
Have Questions? ASK The Trainer!
Welcome to our NEW blog, “Ask The Trainer.” Each Month we will be tackling your questions regarding fitness, health and TMR. Ask The Trainer will be written by The Motion Room’s Joseph Martino. Open to Members and Non-Members, we encourage you to ask your questions by sending us an email here or by sending us a message on Facebook!
With a decade in the health & fitness industry Joseph Martino is an Internationally recognized Fitness Professional, Advisor to the Humber College Health & Fitness Promotion Program, Canfitpro Pro Trainer, Master Trainer in several disciplines and previous trainer of the Kingdom of Bahrain Shakia.