Over the last few months, I’ve changed my mind about a few things. One of those things [article coming soon] was how little I used to focus on strength and conditioning. I’m not going to sit here and lie: this new-found motivation might be coming from seeing the Instagram stories of some folks in my division putting up some impressive squats and deadlifts. I’ve realized that I’ve always been ultra-focused on improving my technique and conditioning in jiu-jitsu, however, I never paid much attention to getting stronger.
A post-workout Carbohydrate/Electrolyte solution was recommended for a few reasons. The first was that after lifting weights, the muscles are craving glycogen. Electrolyte solutions will often have provide plenty of post-training carbohydrates in order to fuel glycogen-depleted muscles. Another reason is that after adjusting my macronutrient intake, I was having a hard time getting extra calories because I was ravenous and wanting to eat all the time but I didn’t necessarily have the time. Adding a post-workout supplement helped in that regard but also helped with my post-training hydration. Lastly, we move on to post-training hydration.