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Carbohydrate loading is an eating and training technique used to build up ultra high reserves of glycogen in muscle fibers for maximum endurance in long-distance athletic events. This process only benefits during events longer than 1 hour in duration. The basic premise involves a depletion of the glycogen stores followed by a rapid filling of glycogen, which results in a much higher content of muscle glycogen than when just following a normal mixed nutrient diet. [1]

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  1. Donche, Dan (2008). FF Trainer Certification Guide. USA: Fatal Fitness. 

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