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SoulOfKoRea
07-01-2003, 06:39 PM
? what role do starches play in bodybuilding?

bradley
07-02-2003, 02:22 AM
Originally posted by SoulOfKoRea
? what role do starches play in bodybuilding?

Well starch is just a polysaccharide or complex carb, and it's main function is to provide energy. Starch (carbs) can provide an immediate source of energy or be stored as glycogen which is a stored form of energy.

Carbs also provide valuable substances such as fiber, and carbs are also protein sparing. I am sure one could write a complex paper on the role of starches in bodybuilding but that should give you an idea:)