Before exercising it’s important to fuel your body. Only then can you adequately handle the physical stress of lifting weights, playing individual or team sports, or running.
Carbohydrates are the primary fuel source of choice for our bodies to supply us with energy. Fats are second. Proteins are the least effective fuel source of macronutrients. But they’re the most important in muscle recovery and repair AFTER exercise.
Since carbohydrates are the most efficient forms of fuel, they should be your first choice to consume before exercising.
I have two approaches when it comes to pre-workout nutrition: