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Nutrition for Endurance Sports – Supplements

Nutrition for Endurance Sports – Supplements

After the introduction into metabolic processes and advice on carb and protein intake, as well as hydration, I continue the series of articles on diet and endurance sports by talking about supplements.

Nutrition For Endurance Sports – Protein

Nutrition For Endurance Sports – Protein

In the 19th century protein was thought to be the main energy source for physical activity. (1) Today we know this to be false and that the carbohydrates and fats are the main energy sources, while protein plays only a minor role in total energy consumption.

Nutrition For Endurance Sports – Carbohydrates

Nutrition For Endurance Sports – Carbohydrates

At the end of my last article I mentioned the basic fatigue causes related to diet during the competition (race). I planned to explain them in a singular article, but as is often the case, I failed, so only one of them (prevention of spending all glycogen reserves) will take up an entire article.