Friday Fitness With Absolutely Fit Studio – Let’s Talk Acid

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Happy Friday!

Hey, I’ve been told it’s supposed to be warming up over the weekend again, brilliant news! But before you put your shades on and go out looking fabulous in the gorgeous weather, let me tell you why most people come to see Jazmin and I at our private studio… with the reasons that they are in their own words “out of shape”.

A massive reason and contribution for this is that a lot of people don’t want to invest in themselves. We are happy to buy fancy clothes and cars but investing in looking after our health is the most import thing of all, after all, if we’re not fit and healthy fit and healthily how can we look after our children and loves ones?!

Body shaping goals are great, the guys at Daily Ent. Xpress know that, but personally I think we should all take time in investing time, money and our efforts into our health and well-being.

Thank you for the questions sent in to Jazmin and I. A lot of people often ask us about the “pain or burning” when exercising a muscle group, so on this fantastic Friday I will give you a little bit of science! That burn we get, that’s the lactic acid build up. Everyone seems to know that, but what is lactic acid?

Ok, by now you may know I’m a geek, but as requested by some of my clients and some of the readers here, here is a “quick Manjit style 😉 ” explanation of the burning sensation during certain resistance exercises or high repetition training.

It is caused by a build up of acid in the fatiguing muscle. Anaerobic glycolysis utilises carbohydrates and produces water and acid, or free hydrogen ions. Lactate then helps prevent muscle acidosis by transporting positive hydrogen ions out of the muscles. This acid does not clear sufficiently if blood flow is impeded. The vasculature within the muscle is temporarily occupied by the surrounding muscle when it is contracted intensely for a relatively prolonged time.

The excessive acid acts on nerve receptors producing the localised burning sensation. Excessive acid accumulation also effects muscular contraction, the acid interacts with calcium, rendering it unavailable for muscular contraction! That’s why we get the ache! Now, if repeated regularly, the muscle will begin to adapt to this stress to become more efficient. Depending on your food intake and the type of exercise you do, we can then use this process to add muscle mass or burn fat, so it’s important for our fitness goals to keep us moving forwards!

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