Glycogen depletion patterns during ice hockey performance.

  title={Glycogen depletion patterns during ice hockey performance.},
  author={Henry James Green and B D Daub and Dorothy Painter and James A. Thomson},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports},
  volume={10 4},
Eight male varsity ice hockey players were studied during 4 hockey games to investigate the alteration in blood substrates and the depletion pattern of glycogen in the fibers of the vastus lateralis muscle. Venous blood was sampled before and after each period and biopsies were taken prior to and immediately following each game. Significant elevations (p less than 0.05) in blood glucose, lactate and plasma FFA occurred following each period with little difference shown between the periods… CONTINUE READING