carbo-loading


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carbo-loading

A dietary strategy involving consuming 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). An abbreviated form of the term "carbohydrate loading." While some have questioned whether it really helps one's performance, I still swear that carbo-loading gives me an extra edge in big races.
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If women depend less on carbohydrates stored in their muscles, that would remove the rationale for carbo-loading.
It's a short flight which is just as well, since any longer and we would probably have looked like Michelin Men by the time we got to Athens from all that carbo-loading chocolate.
No new sneakers, carbo-loading, support vehicles or official sponsors.
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The distribution of race singlets will be on January 8 to 10 at the Terraces and Active Zone of Ayala Center Cebu while the carbo-loading party will be at the Terraces on the 10th.