Fueling and Hydrating for Your Event or Exercise

Editor(s): Sports Nutrition Focus 2007


Athletes benefit from being well-hydrated and fully fueled going into a competition or workout. A high-carbohydrate meal two to four hours before an event or workout, followed by a high-carb snack one to two hours before, will top off muscle fuel stores in preparation for the challenge ahead. If you have an early-morning start time, eat the highcarb meal the evening before and consume a carb-rich snack one to two hours before the competition...