Are Carbs a Must Pre-Workout?
by Christian Duque
We all remember our high school years & just how seriously parents & athletic programs got about sports. One of the most time honored traditions would have to be spaghetti dinners. Not only did they raise money, they raised energy in players. Carbs have always been a huge factor in sports performance, whether on the field, in the gym, or on various courts. In the physique-based sports we’re all too familiar with macro nutrients. We understand the inherent differences & limitations behind simple & complex carbs; however, we also have a camp that believes they can totally be set aside. Ketogenic dieters, of varying degrees, have a world of different approaches when it comes to sugar, how the body metabolizes it, & glycogen levels. What’s interesting, however, is that if energy is all we’re after, then Tokkyo Nutrition has a number of products that can help the athlete without him/her ever having to rely on carbs.
Let’s not forget that although insulin happens to be the most anabolic hormone, it’s also the one that whose mismangement can lead to adult onset diabetes. As we age, our bodies are no longer as resilient as when we were in our youth. This logic is often cited in the gym. As people age they tend to refrain from sloppy training, poor form, and/or denying their bodies sufficient rest. Sadly, watching diet tardies. For some folks, updating diets doesn’t become an issue until the athlete suffers a heart attack, stroke, or other delibating health issue.
A great alternative to simple sugars & negative or unmanageable insulin responses is a combination natural supplements, alongside safe caffeine products. What makes a product safe is effective stimulant utilization. Whereas some companies will load you up with caffeine and synthetic sources, Tokkyo Nutrition gives you just what you need to get the most of out of your workouts. Be sure to check our extensive catalog for the product that’s right for you.