carbohydrate loading


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carbohydrate loading

n.
A dietary practice often adopted by endurance athletes, such as marathon runners, prior to competition that increases carbohydrate reserves in muscle tissue through the consumption of extra quantities of high-starch foods.
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Noun1.carbohydrate loading - a diet of foods high in starch that increases carbohydrate reserves in muscles; "carbo loading is used by endurance athletes just before competing"
diet - a prescribed selection of foods
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Recommendations for preoperative carbohydrate loading have therefore been based around this amount and include 100 g carbohydrate on the evening prior to surgery and a further 50 g 2 hours prior to induction of anaesthesia.
Asked how he gets himself so fit and has all those big muscles, he started telling them all about 'training loading phases, hypertrophy, carbohydrate loading etc, etc, etc'.
9,10] The key principles of the ERAS protocol include pre-operative counselling, preoperative nutrition, avoidance of perioperative fasting and carbohydrate loading up to 2 hours preoperatively, standardized anesthetic and analgesic regimens (epidural and non-opiod analgesia) and early mobilization (Fig.
If you have never tried carbohydrate loading before, don''t try it the day before your first race," he said.
The second edition updates guidelines from professional organizations regarding physical activity and weight management and includes expanded sections on food labeling bioenergetics and proteins role in recovery, as well as updated information on current hot topics such as the glycemic index, carbohydrate loading, metabolic water and supplements.

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