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n62carbohydrateslides - Overview Carbohydrates Muscle&liver...

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Overview: Carbohydrates Importance of carb storage How many carbs are right  for you? What to eat before, during  and after exercise to  enhance performance.
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Glycogen The way the body stores glucose Limited storage Important to have adequate stores  because glucose is used for: Fuel in the anaerobic and aerobic system Fat can only be used as fuel in aerobic  system if glucose is available. 
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Glucose stored in 3 locations Muscle glycogen Major source of glucose for the muscle Provides 1200-1600 calories Liver glycogen  Provides 300-400 calories Glucose in blood  Provides 100 calories
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Glycogen Depletion Occurs during prolonged  endurance exercise   Can be gradual, occurring  over repeated days of  training. Glycogen stores  decrease each day Workouts become difficult and  fatigue is common.  
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Decline in Glycogen Stores Progressive decline due to inadequate carbs (< 50%  of total calories) pg. 82 LAM book
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Strong connection between muscle  glycogen and length of time to exhaustion.   Study: 3 groups of runners eating different  diets for 3 days.  High fat diet – < 5% calories from carbs Mixed diet – 50% calories from carbs (typical  American diet) High carb diet – 82% calories from carbs
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This note was uploaded on 01/06/2012 for the course NUTR 26 taught by Professor Gigiacker during the Fall '11 term at DeAnza College.

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