How to get carb loading right: common mistakes and how to avoid them

Here's how to get your nutrition dialled with the right food in the right quantities in the lead-up to your big event

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Amongst the various dietary strategies, carb loading has gained attention for its potential to enhance endurance and stamina. However, in order to reap the benefits, it’s imperative to follow all the right steps - and not be led astray by the many misconceptions and presumptions out there.

I’ll also be delving into the importance of proper tapering, the integration of nutrition and training and clarifying any misconception around carb loading. But first, it’s crucial to understand what carb loading is.

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