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Discussion: sugar

in: murraystraining; murraystraining > 2018-03-11

Mar 14, 2018 10:09 AM # 
will always boost you, even if you are well adapted to fat./
Burning sugar requires less oxygen, per unit of energy generated, than fat.
There's the brain element too, brains run on sugar
Mar 14, 2018 11:24 AM # 
It sort of makes sense that if fat adapted/been on a low sugar diet for an extended period of time, putting a bit of sugar is like nitrous and will probably have a greater effect - effectively train low sugar, race high(er) sugar
Mar 14, 2018 5:43 PM # 
Big Jon:
Same as the caffeine effect - or the pre-marathon carbohydrate bleed out.
Mar 15, 2018 10:05 AM # 
@Nick, not really,
It has a more noticeable effect, but not a greater absolute effect.
Think about it, that's not how the body works, its not why we train.
We train the body to become more efficient and have greater capacity to perform a task. Not using sugar isn't going to make us better at using sugar.

@Jon, also not really.
Caffeine, we become adapted to its regular presence, so if we don't have caffeine and then take some it will have a greater absolute effect on the body.
Mar 16, 2018 11:43 AM # 
Murray, is the low sugar diet off the back of Tim Noakes on the radio ?
Mar 16, 2018 7:41 PM # 
All very interesting. Nope, nothing to do with Tim Noakes, just around trying to eat a bit cleaner - avoiding sugar, sweetners and processed foods where possible.

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