Recovery from endurance exercise

Miles Browning


Endurance Exercise

A recent article by Neubauer published in the Journal of Applied Physiology found that muscular recovery, from a transcriptional perspective, is incomplete 96 h after endurance exercise involving muscle damage.

Physiologically speaking recovery from an energy system’s perspective is complete in 6-12 hrs, depending on the intensity levels.

This study highlights the importance of recovery and providing adequate time between training sessions, especially high intensity ones.

It would be interesting to investigate what the recovery time would be when a series of sessions are performed within a normal training program.

Further, if full recovery from a transcriptional perspective was achieved before the next hard training session would there be an improvement in performance?

The abstract of Neubauer’s article follows;

J Appl Physiol (1985). 2014 Feb 1;116(3):274-87. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00909.2013. Epub 2013 Dec 5.

Time course-dependent changes in the transcriptome of human skeletal muscle during recovery from 

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