Edilson Serpeloni Cyrinot e Sérgio Miguel Zucas2
Abstract: Besides the maintenance of the giycemic homeostasis, carbohydrates rich diets provide a larger storage of the muscle and the hepatic giycogen stores. Higher muscle glycogen propitiate a larger level of energy to the organism and a lot of times aid in the delay of the beginning of the muscle fatigue. Jn the moderate efforts accontplished in proionged intervals of time, or in the physical exercises of high intensity and short-term, the depletion ofthe muscle giycogen stores they are accentuated, leading fall in the performance and even hypoglycemia and/or dehydration. Thus, the purpose of this study was to analyse the influence of carbohydrates ingestion before, during and after the physical exercise for the improvement of the performance.
Keywords: Muscle glycogen, carbohydrates and performance.