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Paleo and Working Out

Commented on February 06, 2014
Created February 06, 2014 at 4:21 PM

I play alot of tennis at a high level and also do a workout in the gym - just compound exercises.

Id like to lose abit of fat but still keep my muscles haha so my question is:

Should I use energy drinks such as lucozade during tennis that lasts more than a hour or so, if no, what should I drink/eat?

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should I eat carbs after a long tennis session or gym session

Thanks

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on February 06, 2014
at 08:54 PM

One good experiment is worth a 1000 expert opinions. :)

OP checkout Dr Peter Attia blog, specifically ketosis & fat loss in athletes (like himself). Also search his blog for SuperStarch. His blog is more than a bit geeky & science driven but if that's your thing his info is awesome.

Also take a look at www.leangains.com , Martin is a bit of an ego but I have found his stuff to be "spot on" (at least the few things I have self-verified)

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on February 06, 2014
at 07:21 PM

Try it both ways, see what works best for YOU. Science be damned.

F291857fa12a0291688ea994343156dc

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on February 06, 2014
at 08:54 PM

One good experiment is worth a 1000 expert opinions. :)

OP checkout Dr Peter Attia blog, specifically ketosis & fat loss in athletes (like himself). Also search his blog for SuperStarch. His blog is more than a bit geeky & science driven but if that's your thing his info is awesome.

Also take a look at www.leangains.com , Martin is a bit of an ego but I have found his stuff to be "spot on" (at least the few things I have self-verified)

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on February 06, 2014
at 06:27 PM

If you're going to eat carbs, eat them before (granted you provide enough time for them to be digested) working out, not after. If you eat them before, you will be able to perform the necessary anaerobic tasks better since you will have greater disposable glucose in circulation, than if you ate the carbs afterwards, where they would end up getting redirected to your liver for storage as glycogen or triglycerides. While you exercise AMPK is activated in your cells due to the increasing ratio of AMP to ATP caused by increased cellular energy demand. AMPK activation would then cause the glucose transporters (GLUT) to move to the cell membrane and enable the migration of glucose into the cell, which allows the cells to take up the glucose when they need it most.

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