just wondering if carb loading works for badminton in terms of training and endurance.
last night before i played for the first time this week, i had vietnamese noodles with spring rolls for lunch. then dinner i had a small size (not personal size) combination round table pizza. after dinner i waited for about 1.5hrs before i started playing.
after 3.5hrs of playing, i feel that i still have energy to spend, but the problem was my body was completely sore and can't move anymore. how did i feel, i felt that i am not out of breath, meaning i can still run...if my body wasn't sore
anyone else had experience with carb loading before a badminton workout or even a badminton tournament??? please feel free to share because i'm curious to know whether carb loading is good/bad for the sport?
i always make a load of yummi noodles on training days
i used to do it back when i was boxing, badminton training is a goodnightsleep compared to boxing but if you play a lot of singles or really train hard footwork etc. over a couple of hours badminton also is very very tiring for the body
so to not lose energy in the 3rd hour of training i like to eat a looot of carbs some hours before training
i think nutrition is very important..im a bad eater...i can get a long with very low foodincome without getting hungry but when i do sports i must prepare to be full of energy
For sure! I always load up on pasta, sweet yams, Vietnamese rice noodles, etc at least the day before. Then 1 hour before, I take a power bar. Now I don't run out of steam until perhaps the 3rd hour. But by then my muscles ache too much.
ever since i trained for a half marathon but gave up since i couldn't handle brown rice, i've noticed that on the days that i eat pizza during lunch or dinner, i tend to hit be able to play for a much longer period of time. i also eat pastas and noodles but they just don't give me as much increase in energy as pizza specifically! maybe it's just mental and placebo effect.
any other foods that you guys use to load with prior to training in sports?
Pizza is not a bad one but it does break down quicker and doesn't sit in your stomach as heavy, whereas dense carbs like potato pasta and rice tend to send your body into food recovery mode, making your muscles not as efficient. Carb loading should be done well in advance of playing, or your body doesn't have time to digest it properly.
The general rule with carb loading is that it is done the night before the day you play. But you need several hours of digestion
Pizza, sweet yam, muffin, bagel, white bread, etc. These are all medium high GI foods that easily digested and absorbed and good taken several hours before activity. For examples check out the Glycemic Index of some other foods. http://www.mendosa.com/gilists.htm
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Thank you guys for the precious info! Hopefully I don't overdose and turn into a fatass!!!I guess carb load at lunch time then play around 7pm is ok?
if playing at 7pm, at lunch on that day:
- no greasy/meaty foods, like fried chicken, burger
- no low GI foods, like pasta, legumes,
- both of above will take too long to digest and will still be digesting and not be absorbed by the time you play
- take lots of medium high GI foods, like potato, yam, low fat muffin, bagel, pancake, white rice, white bread, etc
it's gotta be mental then, since a long time ago whenever i eat pizza for lunch, when i hit the gym at night that same day, i feel more energized. i would run 4 miles before lifting weights as warm up. and i haven't eaten any pizza for a long time, but this past monday i felt the same way after eating the pizza. so weird.
by the way, when you carb load, what is the quantity to load with? i try not to overeat in case i don't burn off all the energy