Top 10 Most Amazing To Prevent Lactic Acid Build Up : Body Building
Lactic Acid Formation-what is it? While performing an intense exercise workout, the circulatory system cannot keep up with your muscles’ demand for oxygen. To maintain a steady supply of energy, muscles shift from aerobic metabolism, which requires oxygen, to anaerobic metabolism, which does not. Muscles can break down carbohydrates anaerobically to provide energy, resulting in a compound called pyruvate. When oxygen is available, pyruvate can be further broken down aerobically to provide more energy. But in absence of sufficient oxygen, pyruvate is converted into lactic acid.
Lactic acid is rapidly broken down into a compound called lactate. Further when lactate production exceeds the clearance rate, it accumulates in the muscles and bloodstream causing increased acidity in the tissues, due to the buildup of hydrogen ions, that contribute to the sensation of fatigue.
In order to prevent lactic acid formation, check out the following tips,
1. Take A Hot Bath:
Soak yourself for about 15-30 minutes in a hot bath after a workout session. Heat works to improve blood circulation, reduce stiffness and temporarily reduce the ache of overworked muscles. Even, you can try alternating cold and hot baths because the cooler temperature may help you relieve inflammation and work as a painkiller. Keep in mind that baths are a better home remedy for muscle soreness than showers as the heat can penetrate the muscles once you are submerged.