Recovery after an Ironman triathlon: sustained inflammatory responses and muscular stress

Abstract

Ultra-endurance exercise, such as an Ironman triathlon, induces muscle damage and a systemic inflammatory response. As the resolution of recovery in these parameters is poorly documented, we investigated indices of muscle damage and systemic inflammation in response to an Ironman triathlon and monitored these parameters 19 days into recovery. Blood was… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00421-008-0787-6

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