Carbohydrate Nutrition and Team Sport Performance

  title={Carbohydrate Nutrition and Team Sport Performance},
  author={Clyde Williams and Ian Rollo},
  booktitle={Sports medicine},
The common pattern of play in 'team sports' is 'stop and go', i.e. where players perform repeated bouts of brief high-intensity exercise punctuated by lower intensity activity. Sprints are generally 2-4 s long and recovery between sprints is of variable length. Energy production during brief sprints is derived from the degradation of intra-muscular phosphocreatine and glycogen (anaerobic metabolism). Prolonged periods of multiple sprints drain muscle glycogen stores, leading to a decrease in… CONTINUE READING
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