Pflügers Archiv

, Volume 377, Issue 3, pp 251–254 | Cite as

Effect of exercise on metabolism of glycogen and triglycerides in the respiratory muscles

  • Jan Górski
  • Zbigniew Namiot
  • Jan Giedrojć
Heart, Circulation, Respiration and Blood; Environmental and Exercise Physiology


It was shown that during muscular exertion the diaphragm muscle and the intercostal muscles utilize endogenous glycogen whereas only the diaphragm muscle utilizes endogenous triglycerides. The post-excercise glycogen repletion in the diaphragm muscle was much faster than in the intercostal muscles. In the diaphragm muscle, marked overshoot of the glycogen level occurred early after the exercise.

Key words

Respiratory muscles Exercise Glycogen Triglycerides 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Górski
    • 1
  • Zbigniew Namiot
    • 1
  • Jan Giedrojć
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysiologyInstitute of Physiology and Pathology Medical SchoolBialystokPoland

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