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Lactic acid and running: myths, legends and reality

Lactic acid and running

Lactic acid and running

This article; Lactic acid and running: myths, legends and reality by Doctor Andrew Bosch

Most runners still believe that lactic acid is released during hard or unaccustomed exercise and that this is what limits running performance, as well as being the cause of stiffness. Neither is correct. But not even is the terminology of “lactic acid”. [Read more…]

Post run stiffness

Post run stiffness by Doctor Andrew Bosch

Lactic acid build-up is the cause of post hard-run stiffness ……. Wrong! Most runners believe that the stiffness and muscle pain felt after a marathon or hard run is caused by lactic acid. While this was believed correct some decades ago, we now know that lactic acid, or more correctly, lactate, is not the cause of stiffness. [Read more…]