Well hunting season is coming to a close around the country and people are preparing for next season. One of the things you may want to look into is improving your fitness level to become a better hunter.
Fueling before a workout is key your body is a machine and it needs energy to run. You don’t necessarily need to eat full meal just a light snack. Not only does the body need to be fueled it needs to be hydrated. Making sure you are taking in enough fluids. To make sure you avoid dehydration and cramping.
Individuals involved in strength training will need to increase their protein supplementation. The latest study from the International Journal of Sports Nutrition says that people involved in strength training should get 1.6 – 1.7 grams protein per kilogram (2.2 pounds) of bodyweight per day. That is .7 grams per pound. Therefore, a 200 lb man (200 * .7) would need 140 grams of protein. Slightly less than the first formula.
160 pounds = 112 – 144 grams of protein a day
170 pounds = 119 – 153 grams of protein a day
180 pounds = 126 – 162 grams of protein a day
190 pounds = 133 – 171 grams of protein a day
200 pounds = 140 – 180 grams of protein a day
220 pounds = 154 – 198 grams of protein a day
240 pounds = 168 – 216 grams of protein a day
260 pounds = 182 – 234 grams of protein a day
Post workout is just as important as pre workout when it comes to fueling the body. If you have just destroyed your body you will need to help the body with the recovery process. The product that I recommend most to my patients and athletes is chocolate milk.