Lactic Acid

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  • Created on: 30-03-13 21:20

Effects Of Lactic Acid

  • Lactic acid effects exercise, training and the ability to maintain physical activity
  • Lactic acid is formed in working muscles in the absence of oxygen
  • The build up of lactic acid causes muscle pain, 
  • This often causes muscle fatigue and pain
  • So we are more likely to stop the activity
  • Therefore we can't use the anerobic system for long
  • To recover, we take in oxygen which helps to convert lactic acid into waste products that we can get rid of.
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Advantages of a HAL

An active healthy lifestyle will:

  • improve the muscles' capability of using oxygen more efficiently
  • help muscles deal with larger amounts of lactic acid
  • ensures that we can keep going for longer in activities and physical work
  • helps avoid illness and disease
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