carbo-load


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carbo-load

To consume large amounts of carbohydrate-rich food(s), such as pasta, rice, potatoes, etc., as a means of increasing stored energy in preparation for a major athletic event (e.g., a marathon). While some have questioned whether it really helps one's performance, I still carbo-load before every big race.
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[1,4-6] Research indicates that many athletes who attempt to carbo-load fail to achieve their goal.
Most of the cyclists who carbo-loaded (35%) used the formula given on their product packaging (not taking body weight into account).
Half of the respondents carbo-loaded, but a mere 5% used professional advice to scientifically calculate their requirements.
I thought runners were supposed to carbo-load with potatoes and pasta and that sugar is bad for you.
She had athletes eat a high fat diet for five days, then carbo-load and rest the day before the exercise test.
But you don't want to carbo-load so much that you feel guilty until the first spring daffodils appear.
* When working out two days in a row, be sure to carbo-load at both dinners.
You can carbo-load on either jelly beans or raisins and your muscles will detect no difference in energy value.
But before heading to the slopes, be sure to carbo-load at Winona's, purveyor of the best waffles and breakfast burritos in town.
No doubt team members carbo-load on gourmet wood-fired pizza at Pizza Nova (5120 N.
Carbo-load at Benita's Frites (1433 Third; 458-2889) for French fries topped with Thai peanut sauce or garlic mayonnaise.
Hungry Fresnans carbo-load at Lauck's Bakery, at 935 E.