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Why you need more oxygen to burn fat than carbohydrates.

Why You Need More Oxygen to Burn Fat than Carbohydrates (and How This Affects Your Climbing)

I’ve written before about how carbohydrates are more oxygen-efficient than fat, which is a boon for climbing of all types; what I haven’t really addressed is why. Far from being a dry, biochemical fact of interest only to physiology enthusiasts, knowing exactly how carbohydrates derive their advantage can inform everyone about their diets, as well as […]

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