Originally Posted By: FecalFace
Originally Posted By: ifallalot
Originally Posted By: hal9000
Originally Posted By: ifallalot
Originally Posted By: hal9000
I'll believe what ifall and Duffy are saying when it becomes the norm for elite athletes to train this way. For now, I'm writing this low carb thing off as a fitness trend.

All of the pro athletes I know limit their carbs to a number that would be considered severely limiting them by SAD standards. This is year-round

The days of carb-loading before competition are over, but then again, I don't hang out with cyclists. However, when I was swimming a lot the people I trained with who did triathlons ever didn't eat a lot of carbs on a daily basis.



Anecdotes are not the same as science. Beware sample size.

Aren't elite athletes by definition a small enough sample size for all evidence involving them to be anecdotal?






You don't have to be an elite athlete to run/swim/ride long distances.

All of which you're fvcked if you don't consume carbs.

Feeding and hydrating strategy is the most important thing in these activities.

If I go on a ride that's longer than 2 hours, I know I need to bring a gel or two or risk being stranded in the middle of nowhere in a hypoglycemic state.

If you ever experienced it, you never do that mistake again.




That's because your body is used to eating carbs.

I've done multiple distance swim competitions (2-3 miles) and I don't consume anything besides water competing.


My entire existence is a failed gotcha