Carbohydrate Log

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One of the main benefits of carbohydrate loading is the increase it causes in muscle glycogen levels. Research shows that if we can boost our glycogen levels above normal we can improve performance in athletic performance that last longer than sixty minutes. Muscle glycogen availability during high intensity exercise can influence work output, distance covered and sprinting frequency, especially in the later stages of exercise.
Glycogen provides a rapidly readily available substrate for energy production in bouts of high intensity exercise, but glycogen stores in the human body are very limited. Carbohydrate ingestion prior to exercise seems to stop the hepatic release of glucose which allows us to preserve the limited stores. It is very important

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