Regulation of increased blood flow (hyperemia) to muscles during exercise: a hierarchy of competing physiological needs.

@article{Joyner2015RegulationOI,
  title={Regulation of increased blood flow (hyperemia) to muscles during exercise: a hierarchy of competing physiological needs.},
  author={Michael J. Joyner and Darren P Casey},
  journal={Physiological reviews},
  year={2015},
  volume={95 2},
  pages={549-601}
}
This review focuses on how blood flow to contracting skeletal muscles is regulated during exercise in humans. The idea is that blood flow to the contracting muscles links oxygen in the atmosphere with the contracting muscles where it is consumed. In this context, we take a top down approach and review the basics of oxygen consumption at rest and during exercise in humans, how these values change with training, and the systemic hemodynamic adaptations that support them. We highlight the very… CONTINUE READING