Why Endurance Athletes Are Super-Fuelling On Carbs / Rugby World Cup Final Wrap

In a recent story on Outsideonline.com top cyclists are reported to be ingesting huge quantities of carbohydrates in recent years which could explain some of their amazing performances. We ask whether this trend is new, how super 'carbing' is done and how it may work for anyone undertaking an endurance event PLUS we wrap up the 2023 Rugby World Cup and explain why the Springbok victory meant so much for South Africa.

SCROLL TO 34:32 FOR THE DISCUSSION ON CARBS


SHOW NOTES

A discussion on Reddit about the Outsideonline.com article


A short explanation article from Asker Jeukendrup’s blog on carb mixes and increasing carb oxidation


The 2004 study that found an increase in carb oxidation when carbs were combined


The 2008 study that found superior performance when carb oxidation was increased thanks to carb mixtures


The study on marathon runners ingesting 120g of carbs per hour, with less muscle damage one outcome


A blog on that study


 A final post from Asker’s blog with advice on carb intake, including a useful graphic explainer

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