More than a store: regulatory roles for glycogen in skeletal muscle adaptation to exercise.

  title={More than a store: regulatory roles for glycogen in skeletal muscle adaptation to exercise.},
  author={Andrew Philp and Mark Hargreaves and Keith Baar},
  journal={American journal of physiology. Endocrinology and metabolism},
  volume={302 11},
The glycogen content of muscle determines not only our capacity for exercise but also the signaling events that occur in response to exercise. The result of the shift in signaling is that frequent training in a low-glycogen state results in improved fat oxidation during steady-state submaximal exercise. This review will discuss how the amount or localization of glycogen particles can directly or indirectly result in this differential response to training. The key direct effect discussed is… 

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