29 Jul '15, 3pm

After an evening workout, your muscles remain depleted the next morning:

After an evening workout, your muscles remain depleted the next morning:

That’s a fairly straightforward result. But it made me think of a minor detail from another recent study, in which cyclists did a hard interval workout in the evening, either before or after dinner, then went to bed, and did another easy ride before breakfast the next morning. This study, from Stephen Lane and his colleagues at RMIT University and a few other Australian institutions (led by John Hawley), was published in the Journal of Applied Physiology , and was looking at the effects of “training low,” i.e. with low carbohydrate stores. I’ll have more details on Lane’s study in a future post, but I wanted to emphasize one particular figure: Image by Journal of Applied Physiology This shows muscle glycogen content, determined from biopsies at various time points, for the “fed” (ate dinner after the workout) and “fasted” (went to bed after the workout without eating anyth...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/sweat-science/morning-after-c...

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