Heterogeneity in subcellular muscle glycogen utilisation during exercise impacts endurance capacity in men

  title={Heterogeneity in subcellular muscle glycogen utilisation during exercise impacts endurance capacity in men},
  author={Rasmus Jensen and Niels {\O}rtenblad and Marie-Louise Holleufer Stausholm and Mette Carina Skjaerbaek and Daniel Nyberg Larsen and Mette Hansen and Hans-Christer Holmberg and Peter Plomgaard and Joachim Nielsen},
  journal={The Journal of Physiology},
When muscle biopsies first began to be used routinely in research on exercise physiology five decades ago, it soon become clear that the muscle content of glycogen is an important determinant of exercise performance. Glycogen particles are stored in distinct pools within the muscles, but the role of each pool during exercise and how this is affected by diet is unknown. Here, the effects of diet and exercise on these pools, as well as their relation to endurance during prolonged cycling were… Expand
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  • J. Fisher
  • Medicine
  • The Journal of physiology
  • 2020
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