The role of dietary carbohydrates in muscle glycogen resynthesis after strenuous running.

  title={The role of dietary carbohydrates in muscle glycogen resynthesis after strenuous running.},
  author={David L. Costill and William Michael Sherman and William J. Fink and Carl M. Maresh and Michael Witten and J. M. Miller},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  volume={34 9},
This study examined the effect of the type, amount, and the frequency of feeding of carbohydrates on muscle glycogen resynthesis after running. Trained male runners performed a 16.1 km run at 80% VO2 max to decrease gastrocnemius glycogen levels. A complex or simple carbohydrate diet (approximately 3000 kcal) resulted in similar muscle glycogen levels 24 h after exercise. Forty-eight hours after exercise the complex carbohydrate diet resulted in significantly higher (p less than 0.05) muscle… 

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