Do you need carbohydrate for optimal endurance performance? YES. Do endurance athletes need carbohydrate all of the time? NO.
There are numerous nuances and caveats that need to be considered when talking about "Low Carb and Endurance Performance". Dr Will O'Connor spent 5 years researching the biochemical and physiological response of men AND women to chronic low and high carbohydrate diets. To say either a high or low carbohydrate "diet" is the correct diet for endurance athletes ignores past and present scientific findings as well as context. In this episode, Dr Will breakdowns down the underlying science of carbohydrate restriction, it's effects on fat and carbohydrate metabolism, and the consequences for endurance athletes.
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