by Mike Scialabba
By now we've all heard of pre-workout nutrition and post-workout nutrition, and hopefully, if you've got all your dumbbells in a row, you're doing both of those things in your efforts to get thick. However, I'm still not seeing enough athletes spending any time on 'peri-nutrition'.
The term 'peri' means during or around. In this instance, peri-nutrition would be the calories you'd be consuming during your workout. Why would you do that? Because you want to be thick!! We know the body breaks down sugars and proteins during intense weight training.
Our goal for pre-workout nutrition is to try to maintain adequate levels of blood sugar and proteins in order to prevent our body from breaking itself down once our sugars have run dry. Along side that, our goal with post-workout nutrition is to attempt to replenish muscular glycogen levels, while stimulating insulin to transport proteins into the muscle cells along the way.
With peri-nutrition, you're adding aid to the cause of both of those two actions. You'll be further preventing muscle catabolism, and making it easier for glycogen to be replenished, while taking good care of your anabolic thresh holds.
How to do it
Mix up 2 scoops of AtLarge Nutritions Opticen with about 1 liter of water. Begin slowly sipping on it 10 minutes prior to your training, and continue sipping throughout the duration of your training. That's it!
Follow that up with another dose of Opticen or a dose of Maximus and reap the rewards of stronger workouts and better mass gains!
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