Tagged: lactic acid

Body Science: Myths About Lactic Acid

What’s going on within your body when you are 47 reps deep into curls and have had zero rest time? Is it lactic acid? Ruptured biceps? Soul combustion? Or something else? Let’s take a look at the body science behind the burning sensation in your muscles.

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Is Muscle Soreness Good or Bad?

We’ve all been there when we go to the gym and have a fantastic workout. We’re feeling great, strong, and fit. Then a day or two later, we wake up and our muscles feel stiff, achy, and sore. Why is this? What causes muscle soreness? Let’s explore what muscle soreness is and if it is […]

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Using Rates of Perceived Exertion to Help You Determine Your Exercise Zones

Everyone is unique when they exercise and the use of standardized formulas to determine your target heart rate zones can often lead you to exercise at either higher or lower than your actual effective rate. By combining the “Rate of Perceived Exertion Scale” with “Target Heart Rate Zones” you can more effectively estimate how hard […]

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