In recent years, many different dietary approaches have been developed. They range from the traditional high-carbohydrate regime for endurance athletes, to the ketogenic diet, up to the vegan diet. In this article, we provide an overview of the different dietary philosophies.
What matters with Carbohydrates
For longer and more intense training sessions, extra portions of vcarbohydrates are required. Otherwise, there will be a drop in performance.
Training on an empty stomach is often presented as a miracle cure for losing weight and increasing performance. But exercise on an empty stomach can only be effective if you do it the right way. Above all, you need to know your optimal intensity range. Many people exercise at too high an intensity. This training method is only moderately effective for losing fat deposits.
I caught myself considering buying a set of titanium bolts for my racing machine. You save 5 grammes – has to be worth it! At the very latest when the climb gradient reaches double figures, we curse every gramme which helps our physical enemy, gravity to make life hard for us. It is almost a meditative therapy to imagine ordering the pretty package, opening it and replacing the steel bolts in the evening in the workshop.
Dr. med. Bernhard Rinderknecht *
It really is nice and cozy to just hang around in front of the fireplace all day and have a loaded plate with Mom’s cookies and a big cup of Grandma’s hot chocolate in front of you. Just looking at all of those chocolates… No longer the plates but rather the stomachs are gonna be fully loaded. All of a sudden it doesn’t seem too cozy but rather scary. Ever wondered if you can explode of too much gingerbread?
Periodisation of carbohydrate intake in endurance sports – a possibility to efficiently enhance performance and to burn fat.
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Before a big event there is often a traditional pasta party. We show why this is not good and suggest a better strategy for feeding before and during a competition.