In mid to late afternoon, it’s time to put away some fuel before you hit the weights. Half a turkey breast sandwich and a banana will do the trick. The turkey’s protein gives your muscles some material to work with in the never-ending process of repair and rebuilding, and the fast-burning carbohydrates provide easy energy for the coming workout. This combination also raises your insulin levels, which opens up blood vessels and allows for a better pump in your working muscles. Not only is a pump a nice reward for your hard work, but it also squeezes nutrients into your muscles to speed recovery.
Jun 27, 2012