Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: San Francisco
Bikes: 2005 Bianchi Eros, Celeste
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Anyone carb load before a big event?
So I'm doing the San Dimas stage race this weekend, and I am currently attempting to "carb load" for it. The idea is that you restrict yourself carbohydrates for 2-3 days completely, and the day before the event you stuff your face with as much as possible to completely restore your glycogen stores and teach your body how to properly use carbohydrates again( there have been studies that show you can almost double the amount of stored glycogen in your body, if done correctly) . I am in my second or so day of the low carb diet, and I feel like I've lost weight already. This works perfectly because my taper for the race starts today with only 1 hour of L1 training both today and tomorrow, so the restricted carbohydrates will not affect my preperation for the race. Anyone else ever try this?