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Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 09, 2012 at 6:40 PM

I eat paleo and have been doing so for about three years. Recently I read the Four Hour Body Diet. there are things in this book that I have read about elsewhere and have respect for. So now I am eating paleo but have added two cheat meals plus some other changes. Anyway what I need to know is how can I get glycogen stores full prior to a kettlebell competition? I can not do cheat meals prior to competition as they make me sluggish and sap my strength. Someone recommended having coffee with sugar prior to the competition and my usual breakfast of eggs, spinach black beans and suerkraut. But will my glycogen stores be full? I just wonder if I drink this coffee and sugar if it will be readily available for the competition or should I have something the night before. Fruit fill mostly liver glycogen. thanks for help. the competition is a pentathalon that lasts one hour about with five different moves for six minutes each with a five minute break in between.

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on January 09, 2012
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Cinnamon for deliciousness also! :D

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on January 09, 2012
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And maybe add cinnamon to help shuttle the starch to the muscles, light physical activity may not hurt to turn on the glut4 receptors, either? And heck, you may want to try this strategy for a few nights before competition. Be prepared to gain at several pounds in water weight.

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24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

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on January 09, 2012
at 08:22 PM

I would do starch the night before in the form of sweet potato, butternut squash or white rice. I'm not much of an athlete, but my understanding is that it's better to have the carbs the night before so you'll be tanked up the morning of your event.

24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

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on January 09, 2012
at 10:42 PM

Cinnamon for deliciousness also! :D

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on January 09, 2012
at 10:15 PM

And maybe add cinnamon to help shuttle the starch to the muscles, light physical activity may not hurt to turn on the glut4 receptors, either? And heck, you may want to try this strategy for a few nights before competition. Be prepared to gain at several pounds in water weight.

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