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Short-Term Effect of Carbohydrate Periodisation ("Sleep-Low") on Endurance Performance

 

 

Implementing a "sleep-low" carbohydrate periodisation strategy for one week, improves cycling time trial performance in endurance athletes 🛌
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Another interesting study by Marquet and colleagues (2016) showing that sleeping with low carbohydrate availability whilst training can enhance endurance performance in trained male athletes 🚴
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Whilst these types of performance benefits have been established after longer interventions (~ 3 weeks, Marquet et al (2016) Med. Sci. Sports Exerc.) this is the first study to show that this can happen after much less exposure to a "sleep-low" strategy 📈
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More evidence supporting periodisation of carbohydrate being useful for athletes, therefore practitioners should contemplate implementing this "sleep-low" strategy with their athletes 🤔
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The full text can be read here: http://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/8/12/755 👈

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