The rate of lactic acid removal in relation to different baselines of recovery exercise

  • C. T. M. Davies
  • A. V. Knibbs
  • J. Musgrove


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.


Exercise Lactic Acid Removal Rate Recovery Exercise Lactic Acid Metabolism 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. T. M. Davies
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. V. Knibbs
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. Musgrove
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.M.R.C. Environmental Physiology Research UnitLondon
  2. 2.School of Hygiene and Tropical MedicineLondon, W.C. 1

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