Having spent far too long not consuming enough carbs to fuel intense workouts, I’ve recently got better with the amounts (lots and lots). I now want to be more precise with the timing.
How long do different types of fast carbs take to reach your muscles? Thinking particularly of gels and (home-made) Beta Fuel (i.e. maltodextrin & fructose). I’m asking for two reasons; the first is that when I take, say, a gel, I want the fuel to be ready for burning when I start the interval or hit the bottom of the climb. The second is that I don’t want ‘unburnt’ sugary fuel sitting in my system after the end of the last interval, when it will be doing more harm than good, so when should I stop taking in sugar?
Doe anyone have any knowledge / links / (non-bro) science?
Thanks in advance.