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date: 17 September 2021

glycogen sparing 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine
Author(s):

Michael Kent

The use of non-carbohydrates as a source of energy during exercise so that the depletion of muscle glycogen stores is delayed. If fat, for example, makes a greater contribution to an athlete's efforts during the initial stages of a race, more glycogen will be available for the later stages and muscle fatigue will be delayed.... ...

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