The Truth About Lactic Acid

LEG LUBE: Lactic acid, or lactate, is a chemical that your body produces 24/7, even while you’re doing nothing, says L. Bruce Gladden, PhD, professor of kinesiology at Auburn University. Its purpose? To feed your muscles so you can move. Here are some facts and fiction:

FACT It’s a source of energy.
FACT It’s made in different ways.
FICTION You can blame it for the burn.
FICTION It causes post-ride soreness.

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