Sports Med Insights: Does Lactic Acid Cause Muscle Soreness?

  • August 2007
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There is belief among athletes and active people that lactic acid is responsible for delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), or the general muscle soreness experienced 1 to 2 days following intense exercise.    However, this is not the case. Lactic acid is produced in our body as we break down glucose or glycogen (what our muscles

Sports Med Insights: An Asprin Before Training May Keep The Strength Gains Away

  • August 2007
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Athletes and weight lifters alike occasionally turn to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) as a way to decrease delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). What they don’t realize is this may be keeping them from increasing their size and strength.   NSAIDs are most commonly purchased over-the-counter in the form of Aspirin, Acetaminophen (Tylenol), and Ibuprofen (Advil)