Carbohydrate Calculator For Athletes
Carbohydrates are an essential nutrient for athletes, providing them with the energy needed for hard workouts.
Use this calculator to assess how many carbs you need to be eating, so you can ensure your workouts are fueled and your body can adequately recover from training.
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How Many Carbs Should Athletes Eat?
Athletes need high levels of carbohydrates in their diet in order to fuel the high intensity workouts and competitions they perform.
In general, speed & power athletes need to consumer 5 to 7 grams of carbohydrates per kilogram of bodyweight.
How many carbs athletes need to eat will depend on their activity level and body composition goals, but athletes should aim to stay within this range of suggested intake.
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