One of the questions I'm asked a ton is "What do I eat before and after my workout?" The short answer to this question is you want carbs and protein both pre and post workout. My personal pre and post workout nutrition is always changing depending on my mood, timing, and frankly what I have available to me. A few days a week B and I wake up pretty early to hit the gym and usually on these mornings (like today) I'll just make us a quick shake so that we are able to get out the door a little quicker. If I have more time, I'll make a full breakfast- something like toast and eggs and I especially like to do this on my heavier days like legs and back. I find if I just do a shake before leg day I'm hungry about halfway through my workout. Same goes for post workout, when I'm pressed for time usually a quick protein shake mixed with almond milk and a piece of fruit will do the trick. If I have more time I like to do protein pancakes or even chicken and rice. Lately on leg day I'll do a serving of Protein Cheerios mixed with my protein powder.
So, I guess my point is there is no right or wrong foods to have around your workout as long as you're getting a good amount of protein and carbs. Fats tend to make blood pool in your stomach so for this reason it's best to avoid and big serving of fats before your workout-- it can cause that nauseous feeling that I know we've all felt before!
And in case you're sick of your same old shoulder routine, here's what I did today!