Sports Nutrition #2: CONSERVE CARBOHYDRATES that are stored in your muscles and liver.

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CONSERVE CARBOHYDRATES that are stored in your muscles and liver. Excess glucose that is not burned is stored as a starch called glycogen. The body only stores 300 grams or 1200 Calories which is burned along with fat as you do aerobic and resistance exercise. 75% of glycogen is in muscle where it provides energy for the muscles. At higher levels of exercise above 70% of your maximum heart rate you burn glycogen more rapidly. So it is important to have carbohydrates in your diet before exercise to be sure your glycogen stores are full. Then you should have a sports drink with glucose to spare your glycogen stores during exercise. Before marathon runners took glucose they would have muscle pain at about 20 miles when their muscle glycogen was depleted. Keep your muscles stocked with glycogen and they will keep humming along. #drdavidheber #drdavidhebertraining #carbohydrate #glycogen #performance to learn more go to www.drdavidheber.com and www.herbalifenutritioninstitute.com

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