Rapid carbohydrate loading after a short bout of near maximal-intensity exercise.

@article{Fairchild2002RapidCL,
  title={Rapid carbohydrate loading after a short bout of near maximal-intensity exercise.},
  author={Timothy J. Fairchild and Steve Fletcher and Peter Steele and Carm{\'e}l Goodman and B. Dawson and Paul A. Fournier},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  year={2002},
  volume={34 6},
  pages={
          980-6
        }
}
PURPOSE One limitation shared by all published carbohydrate-loading regimens is that 2-6 d are required for the attainment of supranormal muscle glycogen levels. Because high rates of glycogen resynthesis are reported during recovery from exercise of near-maximal intensity and that these rates could in theory allow muscle to attain supranormal glycogen levels in less than 24 h, the purpose of this study was to examine whether a combination of a short bout of high-intensity exercise with 1 d of… 

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