I recently intensified my leg training and I've been getting some serious and painful lactic acid in my quads. I live in NYC, which is a walking city so I'm obviously aggravating the problem on a daily basis in just moving around. What can I do to get rid of this damned acid quicker?
Thread: flushing out lactic acid
01-05-2008, 12:48 AM #1
flushing out lactic acid
01-05-2008, 05:18 PM #2
Increse the weight, increase rest time, decrease the reps, go heavy with long rest periods this will prevent lactic acid buildup.
stretch and cool down right to get rid of the lactic acid from you muscles, very important.
Increase water intake
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01-08-2008, 05:12 PM #5
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NEVER take a hot bath IMMEDIATELY after a workout.
Hey PUmp Freak 86, whatever you do DO NOT take a hot bath right after you workout like this kid says. Taking a hot bath will increase the inflammatory response, what i recommend is taking a bath with ice, at 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Or try the hot/cold shower method where you blast hot and cold water for 2 minutes cycling the two 5-6 times. This will cause vasodilation and will flush out lactic acid. Also, the NEXT day you can take a really hot bath to sooth the delayed onset muscle soreness that you may have. I have had that problem from doing squats and leg press really heavy on the same day, and taking ice baths worked really well for me, as well as post exercise stretching.
01-08-2008, 05:31 PM #6
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what ive been doing is swimming or a half hour after a hard workout, dont need to push yourself just swim, pool at he gym is normally in the upper 60s - low 70s for temp and just getting the blood flowing really helps alot, i haven had any lactic acid issues since i started swimming after a hard set.