> "It is proposed that CHO ingestion imporved endurance capacity by
> contributing oxidative ATP production specifically in Type I fibers and by
> doing so delayed the development of glycogen depletion in this fiber type."
> "In summary, preexercise glucose ingestion results in increased muscle
> glucose uptake and reduced liver glucose output during exercise."
I think this is point cannot be argued. Carbs during and prior to
exhaustive exercise absolutely extend performance.
> I am a fan of carbohydrates in all types of exercise and am encountering more
> and more evidence against higher than normal fat diets--at least long
> term--and this includes human endurance and tri-athletes.
What I see with human athletes is that they eat carbs to the point of
neglecting proteins and fats. End up with a daily diet of: bagels,
bagels, pasta, frozen yogurt and pretzels. Throw in gatorade too.
Obviously a very unbalanced approach to nutrition. They could use a
greater variety of foods even if those foods provide some fat.
Beth Glace, M.S.