Getting rid of lactic acid

Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by Jek, May 17, 2005.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Jek

    Jek 1 OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2004
    Messages:
    19,263
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    South Jersey
    i just got back into lifting and i can feel the lactic acid in my muscles from lifting. Is there anyway to speed up the removal of it so i can lift that group again?
     
  2. blam

    blam New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2004
    Messages:
    365
    Likes Received:
    0
    epson salt baths and some active recovery can help
     
  3. antihero

    antihero OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2002
    Messages:
    14,236
    Likes Received:
    10
    Location:
    NYC

    stretch before and after you lift, and then do it the day after too. very light cardio on the parts you use will help too. The blood flow from the cardio helps flush out some of the waste.
     
  4. Ceaze

    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2000
    Messages:
    64,998
    Likes Received:
    697
    lactic acid is cleared from your muscles within 45 mins
     
  5. kronik85

    kronik85 New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2005
    Messages:
    34,837
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Deutschland
    i dont know if it actualy works but i just massage the muscle and stretch it out a bit, give it a few shakes and i'm usualy good to go.
     
  6. Ceaze

    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2000
    Messages:
    64,998
    Likes Received:
    697
    because soreness has nothing to do with lactic acid
     
  7. etech

    etech New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2002
    Messages:
    4,660
    Likes Received:
    0
    Try a search on Citrulline Malate.

    I've had some recomendations for it and am thinking of getting some on my next order to try it out.
     
  8. SpeedyGST

    SpeedyGST Guest

  9. SpeedyGST

    SpeedyGST Guest

  10. KetchupKing

    KetchupKing New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2003
    Messages:
    29,076
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Fobulous
    http://www.drmirkin.com/fitness/1346.html
     
  11. Ceaze

    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2000
    Messages:
    64,998
    Likes Received:
    697
    [Siff, Supertraining 2003 pp. 77-78]

    Contrary to popular belief, lactate is not a toxic by-product or waste-product of metabolism accelerated by exercise. Lactate is produced even under conditions of rest and actually can serve as a valuable extra substrate (or source) of energy. When sufficient oxygen again becomes available via rest or decrease in exercise intensity, lactate is reconverted to pyruvate for use as an energy source. In addition, the lactate and pyruvate formed in muscle during exercise can be used to manufacture glucose by gluconeogenesis in a process known as the Cori cycle. This supplements any existing blood glucose and muscle glycogen.

    Moreover, muscle fatigue is not due to 'lactic acid poisoning' of the muscles. The formation of lactate (or lactic acid) is accompanied by the presence of positively-charged hydrogen ions (H+) or protons. These electrical charges, which increase the acidity of the blood, can interfere with the muscle contraction process and the efficiency of the enzymes involved in energy production. Neither should lactic acid be regarded as the cause of muscle soreness, since blood lactate levels return to normal within an hour or so of strenuous interval training.
     
  12. kronik85

    kronik85 New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2005
    Messages:
    34,837
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Deutschland
    i know doms causes the soreness, not lactic acid. but does lactic acid cause the actual burn during the workout?
     
  13. KetchupKing

    KetchupKing New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2003
    Messages:
    29,076
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Fobulous
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page