Early and long-term changes of equine skeletal muscle in response to endurance training and detraining

@article{Serrano2000EarlyAL,
  title={Early and long-term changes of equine skeletal muscle in response to endurance training and detraining},
  author={Antonio L Ruiz Serrano and Eugenio Quiroz-Rothe and J. A. Rivero},
  journal={Pfl{\"u}gers Archiv},
  year={2000},
  volume={441},
  pages={263-274}
}
Twenty-four 4-year-old Andalusian (Spanish breed) stallions were used to examine the plasticity of myosin heavy chain (MHC) phenotype and the metabolic profile in horse skeletal muscle with long-term endurance-exercise training and detraining. Sixteen horses underwent a training programme based on aerobic exercises for 8 months. Afterwards, they were kept in paddocks for 3 months. The remaining eight horses were used as controls. Three gluteus medius muscle biopsy samples were removed at depths… CONTINUE READING