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Is lactic acid bad for you?

Maybe not according to Kate Hodgins writing in BikeRadar.com.  Kate goes on to say

Lactic acid causes muscle fatigue and the burning sensation when the going gets tough. Right? Wrong. Although it’s seen as the athlete’s enemy, lactic acid – or lactate – isn’t quite the villain it’s been made out to be….

Recent research has shown that rather than causing muscle fatigue, lactic acid is actually a key muscle fuel. “Although people are keen to point the finger and blame something for fatigue, in reality the main cause of fatigue is the lack of energy and fuel, or specifically the inability to provide those things at the rate that’s needed to keep up with the muscle contraction,” says Pringle.

The full article written by Kate Hodgins can be found at BikeRadar.com

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