eating greater amount of carbohydrate before endurance events. Increases amount of glycogen available to work muscles.
A strategy that entails increasing dietary carbohydrate intake in the few days immediately preceding a competition in order to increase muscle glycogen reserves and thereby improve athletic performance.
changing the composition of the diet to maximize internal carbohydrate (glycogen) stores.
a diet of foods high in starch that increases carbohydrate reserves in muscles; "carbo loading is used by endurance athletes just before competing"
"Carbohydrate loading" or glycogen loadings, popular among endurance athletes, refers to a regimen of increasing carbohydrate in the diet while decreasing training intensity several days prior to performance. This enhances the storage of muscle glycogen, which increases endurance.
Increased consumption of carbohydrates in liquid or food form normally three days prior to an endurance type event (approximately 60-70% of total calories).
a dietary method used by endurance-type athletes to help increase the carbohydrate (glycogen) levels in their muscles and liver.
In sports, carbohydrate loading, also known as carbo-loading, is a strategy employed by endurance athletes such as marathon runners to maximize the storage of glycogen in the muscles.