Carbohydrates Carbohydrate window
What is the "carbohydrate window"?
The carbohydrate window is a conditional period after physical training, during which the body is most sensitive to the absorption of nutrients (primarily proteins and carbohydrates). It is believed that the energy obtained from the food consumed at this time is spent on muscle recovery and growth, and not at all on a set of fat mass. The reason why the carbohydrate window is only a “conditional” period is the lack of unambiguous recommendations about its duration. Modern scientific research suggests that the carbohydrate window lasts not at all 30-45 minutes after a workout, but at least 2-4 hours. At the same time, the period of active assimilation of nutrients by the body can last more than a day.
Special metabolic window I assume