Friday, July 30, 2010

My energy level was low today when I trained - Why? - TIP

You noticed that, right?

Sometimes, when you train, your energy level feels quite low.

Why is that?

Here are some elements that can trigger a drop in energy:

  • Too much weight.
  • Eating less than 2 hours before training
  • Having a heavy meal in the hours before training
  • Not enough sleep! Did you party last night?
  • Not eating enough.
  • Not enough carbs.
  • Intense training session less than 48 hours before that one.
  • Heat!
  • Intense sex session the night before.
  • Not enough fluids! Even light dehydration makes you tired! 80% of the population suffers from chronic dehydration - Drink more!
I am pretty sure that if you check it out, this simple list will already account for 80% of your energy drops when training.

The strategies to deal with an energy gap depends on the cause of that gap..

It's essential to learn from that experience so that you can avoid it next time.

For instance if you tend to train with your stomach is still half full, make sure you eat your last meal at least 2-3 hours before training.

If you already had a high intensity training session give yourself at least 48 hours to recover.

If you had no food in the last 6 hours, make sure you have at least a couple of light snacks instead.

If you had late night with only 2 o3 hours sleep, take it easy while you train.

Etc!

Simple, right?

Enjoy!