Training & Nutrition - carbo loading
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07-05-00, 12:46 AM
This may be a dumb question
Whats good food for carbo loading? And what exactly is carbo loading? anyone know?
07-06-00, 03:28 AM
I'm not an expert on carbo loading, but this is what I've heard and experienced.
From what I've understood it should mainly be done before long races (like at least 3-4 hours). The effect should be that you have a lot of energy stored in your body. You shouldn't do it before short races since carbo loading might make you feel a bit slow at first.
The carbo loading process should start 3 days before the race, and preferably after a hard training where you drain body on stored energy.
Carbo loading can be done with anything that has much carbohydrates, like pasta and such stuff. But I usually maxims "original" to really fill my body with carbos.
Well, this is what I've heard. I don't guarante that everything is correct. Anyhow, hope it was of some help.
07-11-00, 01:33 AM
You were of some help :) I had the basic idea... What other foods are "carbo" foods besides pasta?
"Carbo" foods are foods that are rich in carbohydrates. You can get these from any food at the bottom of the food pyramid. These include rice, pasta, cereal, bread, and many others.
09-12-00, 10:41 PM
besides carbo loading, make sure you drink plenty of fluids during the three day period prior to your race or long ride.
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