Starting strong starts with energy. Muscles need a steady supply to continuously fire at peak potential, especially during performances lasting longer than an hour.
Carbs are the premium fuel for exercise, converting efficiently into energy within your muscles.
The body does generate some energy from fats and proteins, but struggles when forced to rely heavily on these sources for fuel. When competing for an hour or longer, feeding muscles with carbohydrates is the best way to help keep your game running efficiently.
The need for energy begins hours before a game starts, and continues until the final whistle.
You constantly churn through calories and carbohydrates during sports. Because muscles can only store a small amount of energy, it’s important to take in carbs when training for longer than 60 minutes.
When it comes to energy, it’s about quality, not just quantity.
Be cautious of foods with fat, fiber and lots of sugar before exercising. Candy and fast foods may contain high amounts of carbs, but their excess sugars, fats and other ingredients can lead to stomach issues that can slow you down.
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