05-28-2012, 06:54 PM
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| | Carbohydrate Intake During Exercise and Performance
The form in which the CHO is provided during exercise (solid or liquid) does not seem to affect the ergogenic potential. Hargreaves et al.18 studied the effects of ingestion of a candy bar (43 g of CHO, 9 g of fat, and 3 g of protein) and observed a 46% improvement in sprint capacity after 4 h of exercise compared with placebo ingestion. Others confirmed these findings and reported that liquid and solid CHO feedings improved exercise performance to a similar degree.43,44 More recently, Murdoch et al.45 investigated the effects of an artificially sweetened placebo with slurried bananas or solid bananas and observed improved performance after 3 h of exercise at 70% of VO2max with both types of bananas compared with placebo.
In addition, the type of CHO seemed to have little or no effect on
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