I have strategically chosen the ingredients in the pre and post workout smoothies for this program. For example, pineapples provide bromelain which helps you after a tough weight lifting workout. Bromelain helps with muscle aches, pains, and inflammation. The smoothies you see below will help you recover much faster from your workouts.
Pre-Workout Smoothie Options
Post-Workout Smoothie Options
You will find the complete smoothie recipes on the Weight Lifting Complete website at the links above.
Please remember to add as many herbs and spices as possible to your meals. This includes your smoothies. You won’t even be able to taste many of the ingredients so get added benefits from powerful herbs, spices, and other foods.
Remember to scale up or down the amount of food in each meal so you reach your target calorie levels. Placing larger meals or a higher number of calories around your weight lifting workouts will help you get even better results!
You should make your pre-workout smoothie about 30 minutes before your scheduled workout time and drink it all the way up until you start your workout. Drink plenty of water during your workout. Have your post workout smoothie directly after your workout. Relax and enjoy your post workout smoothie.
Remember to thank God for everything He has given you, and that includes your health, your ability to lift weights, and for the food He provides to all of us. Thank Him before and after every meal. And make that a habit. He will improve your health through all of your efforts.
Remember to help someone else when you have the opportunity.
NOTE: This is another reason I recommend morning workouts! If you must workout later in the day, please have the carbohydrates in your smoothies. They will not be stored as fat since you are bracketing your weight lifting workouts. This note was just in case you were wondering about the starchy carbohydrates and fruit cutoff time earlier in the day.