Oxygen

Ask the Nutritionist

Source: Some runners still practice a modified version of carb loading that calls for eating a moderate amount of carbohydrates.

Is carb loading recommended anymore?

The practice of carb loading started with marathon runners in their attempt to store as much muscle glycogen as possible to use during competition. Originally, it was combined with periods of low-carb dieting and exhaustive exercise. Performance analysis studies found that this depletion/repletion pattern was unnecessary for runners

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from Oxygen

Oxygen2 min readNutrition
Ask the Nutritionist
When it comes to building muscle, is protein the only macro that matters? It’s true that the amino acids in protein-rich foods are needed to rebuild after vigorous exercise, but protein is not all that matters in the muscle-building game. You also ne
Oxygen4 min read
The Latest
Handing someone a fitness tracker and hoping they will improve their health is not enough to see meaningful or significant results, and according to a study published in PLOS ONE, you also need friends to keep you fit: Study participants wore Fitbits
Oxygen8 min read
Warrior Woman
If you were watching NBC on the evening of July 1, 2019, you may have seen Angela Gargano on American Ninja Warrior. She strode stiffly onto the starting platform with her right leg in a brace and waved to the crowd. Suddenly, she ripped off the bulk