Carbs Burn Same Running & Biking

If you're trying to figure out how many carbohydrates you'll be burn off in each stage of a triathlon, a new study published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise can help with 2 out of 3. Scientists had 8 endurance athletes perform 4 races in random order, running or cycling at 60% of capacity for 120 minutes. Carbohydrate oxidation rates were similar for both types of long-distance endurance exercise.

True Strength Moment: For those who are busy cutting down into a leaner swimsuit physique, it's important to note that fat oxidation between these distance efforts was not the same. Fat oxidation was higher during running, even though carbs were burned at about the same rate. That could make all the difference on cardio day!
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