The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    Dieting with a race coming up - Need advice

    Hey guys, so for about the past 2+ months I've slowly been dieting down and right now my carbs on any given day are between 95g-130g. My energy has been pretty good lately but I have the Tough Mudder race (13 miles, 25 obstacles) this Saturday. My question is should I up my carbs the Friday before to help keep me fueled during the race on Saturday??

    Thanks for any advice!

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    Absolutely yes- no need to go overboard though. The most important thing in my book is a combination of both carbs (lower GI in the morning, higher GI in the afternoon) and a good amount of sodium. The sodium/water load can and will be just as important. Up your overall daily carbs to 150-200 on Thursday, 250-325 on Friday, and try to get over 3000mg sodium friday, with loads of water.
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    Perfect! Thanks for the advice Alex! Very much Appreciated.

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    Sure thing.

    And yes, actually, pizza is pretty much a perfect pre-race food. Anything from 5k's to ultras, it's never let me down.
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    Listen to Alex on this one. He knows his stuff.


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