I try to put my questions very short and simple (I’m afraid I will oversimplify a complex topic…so thanks for enlightening me).
Q1: I try to fill my glycogen stores starting the day before hard sessions or rides (for example pasta the day/evening before and oat meal 3-4 hours before the session…combined with individual electrolyte/carb drink on bike).
But is there some way to tell how filled the glycogen stores are at the moment?
Maybe I would have just needed half the extra carbs because the stores are already 50% filled for example…which leads me to question 2…
Q2: How long does it take before redundant carbs get transfered and stored as fat? And what does that process look like?
Q3: If my glycogen stroes are filled but I do not workout for x days (or need that energy because I have normal nutrition)…what happens with that energy stored in the glycogen stores…does it stay there happily as long as the muscles do not decrease? Or will it get used/transfered to sth (what?) and when does that process start?
Could be an interesting topic for the podcast @chad. 5 by the way!