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Lactic Acid Not The Enemy?

jhnsdlk said:
Found this article and thought it was a good read, seeing as how we normally assume that lactate is the thing that makes our legs give out.

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/16/health/nutrition/16run.html
The old lactic acid myth.

This is a classic case of correlation* being confused with causation.

* i.e. increases in blood lactate correlating with an inability to sustain the intensity of effort.
 
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Before reading it, it's hydrogen ions right? They muscle in on all sorts of things a working muscle is trying to do like bonding to receptors that calcium ions are supposed to bond to. I might have pulled that out of my backside I certainly can't remember a source. K will read it now.
 

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