Pharmacology Book

Nutrition

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Carbohydrate Loading

Aka: Carbohydrate Loading
  1. See Also
    1. Nutrition for Athletes
  2. Efficacy
    1. No benefit for events shorter than 1 hour
  3. Classic Regimen
    1. Days 1 to 3
      1. Intense exhaustive Exercise
      2. Keep carbohydrates under 10% of total calories
      3. Depletes muscle glycogen stores
    2. Days 4 to 6
      1. Increase carbohydrates to over 80% of calories
    3. Day 7: Competitive Event
      1. Pre-event meal carbohydrates over 80% of calories
  4. Modified Regimen
    1. Days 1 to 3
      1. Moderate carbohydrate diet (50% of calories)
    2. Days 4 to 6
      1. High carbohydrate diet (80% of calories)
    3. Day 7: Competitive Event
      1. Pre-event meal carbohydrates over 80% of calories
  5. References
    1. Hawley (1997) Eur J Appl Physiol Occup Physiol 75:407 [PubMed]

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