These rival energy sources may not be mutually exclusive...
There are many schools of thought when it comes to fueling athletic activity. Some athletes prefer a mix of simple and complex carbohydrates – carbs are converted into glucose which can be used almost immediately as energy through the production of ATP and cell respiration. In recent years, as CrossFit and extreme fitness challenges have grown in popularity, athletes in search of a cleaner energy source have shifted toward ketones, and away from carbohydrate reliance– offering among many benefits sustained energy and anti-inflammatory support. However, a select few athletes have chosen to strategically utilize both. While at initial thought this may be perceived as redundant or ineffective, a closer look demonstrates why dual-fueling may be worth greater consideration.
Of all the energy options, carbs often seem the most convenient. The body can only store li