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Carbohydrates adds calories (energy), they provide valuable vitamins, minerals and fibre, and they ensure that muscle recovery is swift and effective following training.

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Carbohydrates Carbohydrates adds calories (energy), they provide valuable vitamins, minerals and fibre, and they ensure that muscle recovery is swift and effective following training. The basis of an exercising person's diet should be low to moderate GI carbohydrates, to keep blood glucose and hence insulin levels stable. The pre-workout meal should contain sufficient amounts of low GI carbohydrates to ensure the training is adequately fuelled. For serious athletes such as Usain, high GI carbohydrate, immediately post training is important to promote re-fuelling (Meal plan, 2008). ...read more.

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This type of carbohydrate can be found in foods like bread, pasta, beans, potato, rice and cereals. Monosaccharides are perfect for giving a steady release of energy (McArdle, 2005). Disaccharides can be found in foods like table sugar, milk and a few sports drinks, and broken down in minutes, meaning that the energy gained is used straight away ( Monosaccharide's are essential to sports as they can be taken into the body during the event, the structure is perfect for consuming during sport as it can ...read more.

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Bolt holds the Olympic world records for the 100 metres at 9.69 seconds, the 200 metres at 19.30 seconds and along with his team mates, the 4x100 metres relay at 37.10 seconds, all set at the 2008 Olympics. Bolt became the first man to win all three events at a single Olympics since Carl Lewis in 1984, he is also the first man in history to set world records in all three at a single Olympics, Usain Bolt has earned the name as Lighting Bolt (IAAF, 2008). Bolt uses a combination of plyometric training and weight training to build functional strength. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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