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How to Offset/Delay Muscle Fatigue and Improve your Sports Performance in 1 simple step

Christopherholeby ChristopherholeDec 3rd 2009
How to Offset/Delay Muscle Fatigue and Improve your Sports Performance in 1 simple step
What do you know about our biochemistry and how it impacts us as we compete? Over the last few years I have begun to research how are body is working whilst we exercise and I found found a few interesting facts.

It is becoming widely known that by definition our body has been said to be Alkaline by design and Acidic by function, which simply means our body pH is maintained slightly alkaline and when we exercise or function it produces acid. This is the first key I came across to understand how to increase your strength, power and endurance.

As you well know we come up against one major symptom that inhibits our performance whether we¬'re the worlds best or the worlds worst and everywhere in between.

Muscle fatigue to me is the most common symptom of a decrease in performance, yet it is the most easily understood. Acidosis is an increased acidity in the blood which can be said to be a metabolic waste product produced in muscles during exercise but it does not effect us until it gets to the bloodstream.

We only feel fatigue because our blood pH is dropping 7.35 pH through the increase of metabolic and dietary waste such as lactic acid, from what research I have found, our normal/optimum blood pH is 7.36 and when this drops we feel ¬"the burn¬" which is literally the acid build up burning our tissues like acids burns through metal. This is the point where our body can¬'t cope with the demand of acid production under physical activity; so our body stops or slows and allows us remove the build up of lactic acid.

This is the interesting bit, what removes the lactic acid? Researchers and Scientists say the most significant buffer within the bloodstream is carbonate, there are others but in smaller quantities.

As we exercise our body is injecting sodium carbonate, which is an alkaline and negatively charged agent to neutralize these acids (opposites attract) and remove it from the bloodstream. Our performance is therefore partly dependant on sodium carbonate and how well it can neutralize and remove these acids.

I have managed to track down some Sodium Carbonate supplements and now use them on regular basis, click on the link and order some pHour Salts this what I use and have found it to be incredibly beneficial when I am competing.

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