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Tips ‘n’ Tricks

Tips and tricks picked up on other websites

pigging-out

  “I’m looking forward to pigging-out at the pre-race pasta dinner mmm… gotta do my carbo loading!”   First, let’s understand what proper “carbo loading” is.  Carbo loading is the process of maximizing your muscle’s stored glycogen.  Over the course of weeks and months, you can train your muscles to increase the amount of glycogen … Continue reading »

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I don’t like gels

"I don’t like gels, so I eat solid foods during exercise or racing!" Solid foods cause your stomach to engage the digestive process required to break down the food before the nutrients can be absorbed.  This takes time and the stomach has to divert blood from working muscles.  Simply said, eating solids takes energy and … Continue reading »

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