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  1. carbohydrate loading, carbo loadingnoun

    a diet of foods high in starch that increases carbohydrate reserves in muscles

    "carbo loading is used by endurance athletes just before competing"


  1. carbo loading

    Carbohydrate loading, commonly referred to as carb-loading, or carbo-loading, is a strategy used by endurance athletes, such as marathoners and triathletes, to maximize the storage of glycogen (or energy) in the muscles and liver.Carbohydrate loading is generally recommended for endurance events lasting longer than 90 minutes. Foods with low glycemic indices are generally preferred for carbo-loading due to their minimal effect on serum glucose levels. Low glycemic foods commonly include vegetables, whole wheat pasta, and grains. Many endurance athletes have large pasta dinners the night before an event. Since muscles also use amino acids extensively when functioning within aerobic limits, meals should also include adequate protein. Large portions before a race can, however, decrease race-day performance if the digestive system has not had the time to process the food regimen.


  1. carbo loading

    Carbo loading, short for carbohydrate loading, is a strategy used by athletes to maximize the storage of glycogen (a form of energy used by the body) in the muscles and liver. It typically involves consuming a high-carbohydrate diet for several days prior to a physically demanding event, such as a marathon or long-distance cycling, to improve stamina and endurance.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of carbo loading in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of carbo loading in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2


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