Lactic acid

  • wesv

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    Feb 25, 2015 7:18 AM GMT
    Is lactic acid after a workout a bad thing? I usually get sore after a workout esoecially with pecs. The soreness doesn't bother me as I'm used to it. But are there health problems that can develop from episodes of lactic acid?
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    Feb 25, 2015 4:55 PM GMT
    Some useful information here, in addition to lots of chemistry gibberish.
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    Feb 26, 2015 3:30 PM GMT
    U get lactic acid build up in your muscles because your body doesn't have enough oxygen and you go through fermentation which reduces pyruvate into by products like lactic acid in humans and alcohols in yeasts, etc. which oxidizes the excess NADH back into NAD+ to keep glycolysis running. You feel less burn the more you workout because your mitochondria become more numerous in your cells and thus become more efficient and allow you to acquire more power and endurance.
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    Feb 27, 2015 9:08 AM GMT
    ^^^ In other words OP, drink lots of fluids and breathe!
  • Destinharbor

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    Mar 01, 2015 7:58 PM GMT
    And do light cool-down activities after workout. Lactic acid tells your body to start reconstruction of the muscle. So no, no harm.
  • Zigs_01

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    Apr 02, 2015 5:17 PM GMT
    My lactic acid was so horrible, I actually had trouble lifting my arms up and down. My arms felt on fire and burning. Picking up a pencil was a lot of stress on me.
  • MikemikeMike

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    Apr 02, 2015 5:30 PM GMT
    Calcium magnesium and malic acid eliminate soreness completely. If it is a problem for anyone try it, unless your Dr. wants you off any calcium. It happened to me more when I first started lifting in earnest. Still does once in awhile. The combination of all 3 of these supplimets work. It is worked on everyone I told this to as well.