glucose in training


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23/06/2003 at 15:58
i take glucose mixed with water when i am training cos i heard they were trying to legalise it in boxing between rounds at one time thought it may have a beneficial efect on me not dehydrating etc during and before and after????? or can it have a negative effect ??? i mix it with natural water and drink it before during and after
23/06/2003 at 16:26
Glycerine is a good one for hot weather races just don't mix it with any of that Nitro energy drink lol.
07/07/2003 at 19:42
Obviously, the author is not a devotee of Atkins who advocates a high fat low carb regime, dismisses carbo loading and cites evidence for a high fat diet improving edurance. Has Atkins any relevance for distance runners?
07/07/2003 at 20:09
Glucose is a great fix for short periods of time, Jjsa. it is quickly absorbed and used by the body (hence would be good for the short bouts of energy needed for boxing.) Runners need something that will last a bit longer, but glucose is good for a quick lift, say if you are towards the end of a long run and beginning to go wobbly - crunch up a glucose tablet and wash it down with water and it will give you just a bit more energy.

Ref, the atkins diet - it's just too faddy to be any good for an endurance runner - we need lots of food without the fuss of what is in it!!
13/07/2003 at 09:39
Colin, I would not imagine that there is any research done as yet on Adkin's Diet and distance running, or indeed any running at all. There has, however, been research done on High and Low Glycaemic Foods and their relation to high performance exercise. This was done in Australia, quite a few years ago. However, it was/is regarded in the UK as being faddy.
21/12/2003 at 23:20
I munch jelly babies on a long run. Not sure if they help the running, but they do taste nice.

31/05/2004 at 08:03
I did Atkins for 2 months, mostly the induction faze with very little carbs, and trained throughout at 6-10k. Since moving to a more balanced diet I can't say I've noticed any significant difference.

I'm not clear on how different running early in the morning on an empty stomach is that different to running on a low carb diet. Unless you have enough carbs to tide you over from the prvious evening, you'll be running on fat reserves anyway won't you?

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