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Lactic Acid: Is This Why We Get Muscle Soreness?

We’ve heard different things about lactic acid. Many of them are not true. Some people say that lactic acid makes its appearance in your body when you work out, and that’s why you feel tenderness in your muscles a few days after an intense workout. Other think it’s some sort of pain and offer pieces of advice on how to get rid of muscle soreness. In this article, we want to make things clear: which one of these myths is actually the truth ? What is lactic acid? Before starting, it’s worth mentioning that the body, in theory, produces lactic acid, and while that happens, it detaches in lactate or a free hydrogen ion. The lactate and the lactic acid are used interchangeably, but it’s good to keep...