Loss of muscle oxidative capacity after an extreme endurance run: the Paris-Dakar foot-race.

We measured changes in maximal oxygen uptake capacity (VO2max), ventilation, heart rate, plasma lactate and speed at the end of an incremental exercise test as a consequence of a relay foot race from Paris to Dakar in 6 subjects. Additionally, anthropometric measurements were taken and muscle biopsies from M. vastus lateralis were obtained before and after… CONTINUE READING