PODCAST: High Carb Diet Outperforms Low Carb Alternative for Endurance Athletes

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Today’s Theme

A replicated study confirms that a diet high in carbohydrates will help athletes outperform others on a more low carb diet.

The initial study showed that while Low Carb athletes did burn twice as much fat for fuel as the High Carb athletes – many losing weight – only the High Carb athletes saw an increase in their relative economy (oxygen use for a given speed).

Just as interestingly, both groups saw an increase in VO2…but only the High Carb athletes saw an improvement in efficiency.


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