Question: Are pre- and post-workout snacks important? If so, what should I eat?
Answer: The need of a pre- and/or post-workout snacks depends on a lot of different variables. If your workout is 60- 75 minutes, you may not need anything. If your work out is longer than 90 minutes, then a small snack is advisable. It also depends on the time of the day, when you’ve last eaten and what you ate last. Most people like something small, like a banana, yogurt or dried fruit. If you are preparing for a strength training workout where hypertrophy is the goal, then some amino acids are a good idea as well.