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Source: Some runners still practice a modified version of carb loading that calls for eating a moderate amount of carbohydrates.

Is carb loading recommended anymore?

The practice of carb loading started with marathon runners in their attempt to store as much muscle glycogen as possible to use during competition. Originally, it was combined with periods of low-carb dieting and exhaustive exercise. Performance analysis studies found that this depletion/repletion pattern was unnecessary for runners

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