What causes lactic acid build up in muscles?
How to Reduce Lactic Acid Build up in Muscles
Co-authored by Jurdy Dugdale, RN
In this Article:
Stretches and Foods to Reduce Lactic Acid Build Up
Recognizing Lactic Acid Build Up
Reducing Lactic Acid During a Workout
Reducing Lactic Acid Through Your Diet
Lactic acid is released into the muscles when they have used up their normal energy stores but still have intense energy needs. Small amounts of lactic acid operate as a temporary energy source, thus helping you avoid fatigue during a workout. However, a buildup of lactic acid during a workout can create burning sensations in the muscles that can slow down or halt your athletic activity. For this reason, it may be desirable to reduce lactic acid build up in the muscles.
This wikiHow will show you how to do this…