The rate of lactic acid removal in relation to different baselines of recovery exercise
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- Davies, C.T.M., Knibbs, A.V. & Musgrove, J. Int. Z. Angew. Physiol. Einschl. Arbeitsphysiol. (1970) 28: 155. doi:10.1007/BF00696023
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During strenuous exercise lactic acid (LA) appears in the blood as a result of anaerobic metabolism. The rate at which this LA was removed from the blood after exercise was seen to increase to a maximum with a certain level of post exercise activity. This maximum rate of removal of LA appears to be at approximately 40% of the individual's maximum oxygen uptake when the exercise is performed on a bicycle ergometer.