The energy phase of nutrient timing targets your energy needs during your workout. By implementing the energy phase of nutrient timing you’ll be feeding your body what it needs at the time that it’s needed. During a workout you need the energizing benefits of carbohydrates and the amino acids of a quality protein source.
During your workout your body is in constant overdrive to keep up with the energy requirement to perform everything that you demand, obviously the harder you work the more energy you’ll need. By making a drink that consist of a 2 to 1 part carbohydrate/protein solution equaling .8 grams of carbohydrates and .4 grams of protein, you’ll be giving your body the fuel it needs. It's also advisable that you dilute your solution more so than usual as this will help with digestion while also providing water to your working muscles. In the chance that you don’t to make up your own concoction or you just want something quick and easy so that you can get to the gym faster then I would recommend Surge Workout Fuel. It’s a quick mix and go formula that actually provides the exact nutrient ratio that you need.
During the energy phase of nutrient timing you can either drink down your workout meal right before your workout or take it with you. I prefer to bring mine to the gym with me simply so that I’m not trying to chugging something down in 5 minutes, you’ll have to decide which preference works best for you. Make sure you check back next week as we cover the basics behind the anabolic phase of nutrient timing.