Carbs before a match

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  1. Dunlopkid

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    What kinds of carbs should one eat before an important match and how long before?
     
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  2. tenniskid3119

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    pasta the night before. thats what I do. i go to Olive Garden or somthing like that
     
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  3. Dunlopkid

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    Thanks, do you mean 12 or 24 hours before? Just curious.
     
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  4. tenniskid3119

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    say you have a moring match, eat it for dinner. well, 12 hrs.
     
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  5. Dunlopkid

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    Ok, so pasta's the key then basically?
     
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  6. tenniskid3119

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    sure, its just carbs
     
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  7. Dunlopkid

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    ;) I know.
     
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  8. LuckyR

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    Carbs are carbs, rice, potatoes, pure cane sugar, whatever...
     
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  9. Blade0324

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    Actually it will provide you the best results in general if you eat a high protein meal the night before, like a steak, then eat some complex carbs about 2-3 hours before your match. You will have the energy you need and will be able to sustain it better as complex carbs break down much more slowly than simple carbs.
     
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