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EPOC and lactic acid

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2005/08/03 01:16:01 (permalink)
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EPOC and lactic acid

I was doing some reading and apparantly the greatest EPOC effect comes from when there is a large build up of lactic acid? Would it not be best then to do say 2 sustained efforts which build a large amount of lactic acid? For example on a rowing machine 2x 3 minutes at 2k pace?
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    RE: EPOC and lactic acid 2005/08/03 03:09:59 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: sillynarbie
    Would it not be best then to do say 2 sustained efforts which build a large amount of lactic acid?


    Depends on what your trying to achieve.

    ORIGINAL: sillynarbie
    For example on a rowing machine 2x 3 minutes at 2k pace?


    There are a lot of better ways to raise your lactate levels to the max than that IMO.
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    RE: EPOC and lactic acid 2005/08/03 04:42:19 (permalink)
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    What then? I've never felt lactic acid like I have on a 2k..

    What am I trying to achieve? Large amount of calories burned after exercise..
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    RE: EPOC and lactic acid 2005/08/03 15:41:26 (permalink)
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    Well I should imagine that lactate levels would be a lot higher after 2k@2k pace than they would be after 2x3 minutes at 2k pace.

    I believe it has been shown in athletics that the highest lactate levels occur after 800m races (as opposed to 400m/1500m/5000m etc...). 2-3 X 2min distance trials (or time trials over an appropriate distance) done at best pace with a sprint finish would be pretty damn good at raising lactate. You could even try doing the last effort without pacing (sprint as hard as you can all the way) if you wanted to raise your lactate into the stratosphere. Don't blame me if you faint though
    post edited by APB - 2005/08/03 15:42:27
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