Journal article

Effect of fluid ingestion on muscle metabolism during prolonged exercise

M Hargreaves, P Dillo, D Angus, M Febbraio

JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSIOLOGY | AMER PHYSIOLOGICAL SOC | Published : 1996

Abstract

Five trained men were studied during 2 h of cycling exercise at 67% peak oxygen uptake at 20-22 degrees C to examine the effect of fluid ingestion on muscle metabolism. On one occasion, the subjects completed this exercise without fluid ingestion (NF) while on the other they ingested a volume of distilled deionized water that prevented loss of body mass (FR). No differences in oxygen uptake during exercise were observed between the two trials. Heart rate was lower (P < 0.01) throughout exercise when fluid was ingested, and rectal temperature after 2 h of exercise was lower (38.0 +/- 0.2 and 38.6 +/- 0.2 degrees C for FR and NF, respectively; P < 0.01), as was muscle (vastus lateralis) temper..

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