glycogen loading


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glycogen loading

 Carbohydrate loading, see there.
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car·bo·hy·drate load·ing

(kahr-bō-hī'drāt lōd'ing)
Manipulation of diet and exercise to significantly increase muscle and liver glycogen content. Frequently used by enduranceathletes to enhance performance.
Synonym(s): glycogen loading, glycogen supercompensation.
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glycogen loading

A dietary regimen used to fill the body's glycogen storage areas, i.e., the liver and muscles.
See also: loading
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