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Lactic acid and massage

Ever feel the “burn” during or after a BIG training session? There is an age old misconception that lactic acid  has been the culprit and that massage therapy can help relieve sore muscles and aid exercise recovery by removing lactic acid from the muscles after exercise. Although a good massage can aid in recovery by either biological, psychological, or social means, the removal of lactic acid is probably best left to an active recovery session.

Have a read of this article that discusses some myths and truths.

http://velonews.competitor.com/2014/02/training-center/on-the-bike/lactic-acid-myths-debunked_316899

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