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Heart rate and other training type question(5 posts)

Heart rate and other training type questionTroyboy
Feb 19, 2002 10:55 AM
I was asked a question by some class attendees last night. What is the lactic flushing process? I understand creation, threshold, etc., but is lactic acid filtered by an organ? What gets rid of it? Thanks!!!
Repost on the Racing Forum. There are a couple of physiologistallervite
Feb 19, 2002 12:58 PM
posters there.
lactic acidC-mond
Feb 19, 2002 1:22 PM
It is not filtered by an organ. The blood has buffers to combat this change in pH. It is not "filtered" by an organ. Although the liver can take in lactate released from muscles and go through the cori cycle to synthesize glucose.
There is also lactate shuttling- allows the muscle to produce the lactate as well as removal of lactate via oxidation.

lactate is not a waste product, it is useful.

This is coming from a college kid interested in the topic at hand, so if your a pro and have some more to contribute- write away-
lactic acidjswhern
Feb 19, 2002 1:30 PM
Right on, lactic acid is a by-product of muscle metabolism and can very effectivley be re-cycled so to speak to be used again.
Feb 19, 2002 1:43 PM
Exactly the help I was looking for. Thanks again!