Free Flashcard From Ex Phys Test 3
What are the disadvantages for using muscle glycogen?
o Each gram of glycogen is stored with 2.7 g of water, thus reducing the caloric value of the storage form (1.1 kcal/g glycogen)
o Limited storage capacity
o Anaerobic use of glycogen results in metabolic byproducts which may interfere with a number of cellular processes
o Muscle cells are dependent upon their internal glycogen stores which alters numerous psychological and physiological factors