The fuel your body burns depends on your diet, duration of workout, intensity and frequency of training sessions.
Anerobic exercises burns glucose while aerobic exercise uses all the three fuels. Intensive workouts such as muscle building exercises burns glucose and fat.
Some exercises such as walking or other low intensive exercises are the best kind of exercises to focus on if you want to burn fat.
When you begin highly intensive or moderate exercises, your body provides glucose for energy. After a while, it switches glucose for fat in order to preserve the glucose for other body functions.
Fitness is a way to maximize your energy supply. The fitter you are, the easier it is for your muscles to burn fat and not glucose which gives you longer workout periods. You will be able to train without feeling totally burnt out because you are burning calories.
Learn to understand and listen to your body. If you feel uncoordinated, dizzy or weak, it’s a sign that you are fatigued or dehydrated and you need glycogen.
Guidelines To Maximize Your Energy Supply During Workouts.
Now that you are aware of how your body burns fuel and what your body requires for effective work out periods, you need to know how to protect your body.
Here are a few guidelines:
Take water and stay hydrated always. It keeps you body functioning effectively and prevents fatigue.
You don’t have to feel fatigued before you refuel. Remember that your body must function efficiently so always have a good energy storage since the body can’t convert food to energy immediately.
If you are going for intensive exercises, eat more carbohydrate before you workout.
After an intensive workout, eat protein 45 minutes later. You can eat carbohydrates after about 2 hours.
Consult your doctor before getting involved in any strenuous exercise or before you take any nutritional supplements.