Ask a coach: ‘Will I see much benefit from using branded sports nutrition products – or will any carbs do?’

Coach James Spragg take us through what the body really needs and where’s best to get it

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By now, we are all aware of the benefits of fuelling properly when on the bike. 

When we exercise we use the fat and carbohydrate (glycogen) stored in our body. While even the leanest pro athlete has more than enough fat stores for a training session, we all only have limited glycogen stores. 

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James Spragg

Sports scientist and coach James Spragg is one of the experts who will be answering your questions in Cycling Weekly's ASK A CYCLING COACH series which comes out every Wednesday. Working both in research and applied settings, he currently runs Intercept Performance Consultancy

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