Re: HEALTH: lactic acid and muscle development?

From: Robert Coyote (
Date: Thu Jan 11 2001 - 12:58:01 MST

It is my understanding that muscle soreness from anaerobic excersize is not
from lactic acid, but from micro tears in the muscle.

aerobic is opposite

Many sources of fitness advise advocate stretching or cooling down after a
workout to flush lactic acid from fatigued muscles. This has clear
benefits of reducing soreness and reducing lost flexibility.

I am curious, however, about the relationship between lactic acid and
promotion of new muscular growth. By flushing the lactic acid from one's
muscles, is one reducing the muscle growth that will result from the

Any input is appreciated.


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