Carbohydrate-Loading and Exercise Performance

@article{Hawley1997CarbohydrateLoadingAE,
  title={Carbohydrate-Loading and Exercise Performance},
  author={John A. Hawley and Elske Jeanne Schabort and Timothy David Noakes and Steven C. Dennis},
  journal={Sports Medicine},
  year={1997},
  volume={24},
  pages={73-81}
}
SummaryThis review suggests that there is little or no effect of elevating pre-exercise muscle glycogen contents above normal resting values on a single exhaustive bout of high-intensity exercise lasting less than 5 minutes. Nor is there any benefit of increasing starting muscle glycogen content on moderate-intensity running or cycling lasting 60 to 90 minutes. In such exercise substantial quantities of glycogen remain in the working muscles at the end of exercise. However, elevated starting… 

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