Insufficient dietary carbohydrate during training: does it impair athletic performance?

@article{Sherman1991InsufficientDC,
  title={Insufficient dietary carbohydrate during training: does it impair athletic performance?},
  author={William Michael Sherman and G S Wimer},
  journal={International journal of sport nutrition},
  year={1991},
  volume={1 1},
  pages={
          28-44
        }
}
It is well established that adequate bodily carbohydrate reserves are required for optimal endurance. Based on this fact, it has been hypothesized that consumption of a diet with a high percentage of carbohydrate energy will optimize training adaptations and athletic performance. Scrutiny of the literature, however, does not strongly support the hypothesis that short-term or long-term reductions in dietary carbohydrate energy impairs training or athletic performance. Additional studies with… CONTINUE READING

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