Thursday, May 2, 2013

Rinsing as a Pre Workout Snack Hack?

If you're looking for a quick pre workout snack you might benefit from rinsing your mouth with carbs. 30-15 mins prior to training you basically should ingest straight up simple carbs. Unless you're into having a full belly while training & farting your way through a session.

Your body isn't likely to digest fats & proteins in such a short amount of time. Carbs however, specifically glucose, provides fuel instantly. With the help of the enzym Alpha-amylase/ptyalin digestion starts in our mouths.

Here's a write up from Erog-Log about rinsing with carbs.

 The athletes divided the drink over the duration of the ride. Each time they had to either swill liquid around in their mouth for 5 seconds and then spit it out [rinse], or swallow it immediately.
The triathletes who just rinsed with the drink clocked up 3.7 percent shorter times than the others. The rinsing boosted the amount of exertion the athletes could manage per unit of time. 
 With This Rinse, Performance Improvesfrom from NY Times
“Your brain tells your body, ‘Carbohydrates are on the way.’ ” And with that message, muscles and nerves are prompted to work harder and longer." 
 Seems promising? Maybe, you would have to expeiremnt for yourself to see if there is any real benifit or just expensive spit. I personally prefer to eat baby bananas pre workout. Chewing till my eye brows are white while the banana liquifys in my mouth. 

There are some claims that mouth-rinsing with carbs is really dependant on each athlete's pre-exercise nutritional status. I beleieve pre-exercise nutitional status also matters when it comes to those of us who train fasted. After all, our body stores energy for later use.

About the author
Danny Millet, is a pro fighter, muay Thai kickboxing trainer at 5 Points Academy (NYC) and when fueled by copious amounts of coffee, a blogger who breaks down and analyses fights. 

Danny decided to aim his life in a different direction and took the plunge by quitting his job of 11 years and donating his belongings. He moved to Thailand where he lived in a Thai boxing gym for 2 years, training full time along side high level fighters like Pornsanae SitMonchai, KongFah Aood DonMuang, Kanongsuk ChuWatthana, JomThong ChuWatthana and fighting in prestigious shows such as Rajadamnern, Lumphini, Petch Buncha, M150, and MBK.

After getting sliced open from elbows in his 1st and 2nd pro fight, Danny took the healing time to do his homework of studying and analyzing the training, tactics & techniques of high profile fighters.  If you're looking to improve your fight game contact Danny Millet to schedule a training session or check out his free training & fighting information on Youtube, and  Facebook.

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