Maybe not according to Kate Hodgins writing in BikeRadar.com.Â Kate goes on to say
Lactic acid causes muscle fatigue and the burning sensation when the going gets tough. Right? Wrong. Although itâ€™s seen as the athleteâ€™s enemy, lactic acid â€“ or lactate â€“ isnâ€™t quite the villain itâ€™s been made out to beâ€¦.
Recent research has shown that rather than causing muscle fatigue, lactic acid is actually a key muscle fuel. â€œAlthough people are keen to point the ï¬nger and blame something for fatigue, in reality the main cause of fatigue is the lack of energy and fuel, or speciï¬cally the inability to provide those things at the rate thatâ€™s needed to keep up with the muscle contraction,â€ says Pringle.
The full article written by Kate Hodgins can be found at BikeRadar.com