You are psyching yourself up for your next workout or training session in a few hours. Its going to be tough. You are going to need to dig deep to push yourself. You body needs the fuel and energy to perform at its best.
I typically recommend meals that are about 3/4 to 2/3 carbohydrate and 1/4 to 1/3 protein. This means that you are eating something that is mostly simple carbs with a little bit of protein. These simple carbohydrates will give you the immediate energy that you need to crush your workout.
We choose simple carbohydrates over complex because they will generally digest faster, giving your body access to that energy faster. The idea is to consume a mostly carb meal about an hour or two before your workout. This is something that you can experiment with. Some of my clients can eat a handful of fruit right before they lift and feel great, and others prefer to let food digest a little longer before they're doing multiple sets of burpees.
1. White toast and jam
2. Granola bar and apple
3. Fruit and veggie smoothie
4. Crackers and hummus
5. Rice and mixed vegetables
What is your favorite pre workout fuel?