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Carb loading: what is new?

Carb loading has been a popular practice for athletes in the days leading up to an event. There is a a lot of discussion about the best ways to do this. Starting with a full tank is generally believed to be a good idea. But early protocols to achieve high glycogen concentrations in the muscle were extreme and had a lot of side effects. So the methods of carb loading have evolved! Here we will discuss the current thinking and I will give my personal interpretation and practical recommendation.
Source: MySportsscience