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Unread 07-04-2009, 02:38 PM
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Only the anaerobic processes within the muscle can still function so only ATP/CP and glycogen get dpleted.
If cells 'stay alive' after death and it takes, technically, ~18 hrs to deplete glycogen in living humans, what happens with the energy obtained from glycogen?
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Just lost I imagine. Only 25% of fuel use in skeletal muscle goes to things like contraction anyway, most of it is lost as heat under the best circumstances.
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Also keep in mind that anerobic glycolysis (carb usage) is pretty inefficient in the first place, the amount of ATP being made isn't that high.
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Edit: since someone will invariably ask: if you're wondering why animals don't deplete the fat stores in their muscle it's because there's no aerobic metabolism going on after death (no blood pumping = no oxygen to support aerobic pathways). Only the anaerobic processes within the muscle can still function so only ATP/CP and glycogen get dpleted.
So if I were trying to deplete muscle glycogen before a carb up, would death be a good way to accomplish this?
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