Periodization of Carbohydrate Intake


This fact sheet gives recommendations on how athletes can tailor their carbohydrate intake to maximize performance.

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Free for SCAN members, this is an Evidence-Based resource from the Sports Dietetics - USA subunit of SCAN.

Athlete scenario: I am a collegiate cross-country runner. I am beginning my regular season soon and want to ensure I fuel my body properly to maximize my training and enhance my performance during races. How should I structure my carbohydrate intake throughout my season?

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Published 2019

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