Carbohydrate Supplementation Improves Time-Trial Cycle Performance at 4300 m Altitude
ARMY RESEARCH INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE NATICK MA THERMAL AND MOUNTAIN MEDICINE DIVISION
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Carbohydrate supplementation CHOS during prolonged 1 hr heavy cycle exercise at sea level SL enhances glucose availability and oxidation, allowing performance at higher work rates compared to control. However, at altitude ALT, hypoxemia exacerbated by exercise may limit work rate increases and time-trial cycle performance improvements with CHOS. The purpose of this study was to determine if CHOS improves performance at ALT.
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