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Chemical process while exercising

Monday, February 11, 2013

Exhaustion of energy while exercising leads to anaerobic metabolism. During anaerobic metabolism glycolysis is less effective, requiring more than five times glycogen to produce ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate). Therefore, with increased anaerobic glycogen metabolism, lactic acid is increased, as a metabolic byproduct. Accumulation of lactic acid in muscles is the cause of pain and increases the risk of cramp. Again, after exercising, small amounts of calcium leak inside the muscle which prevents ATP from transporting oxygen and causing pain. If you want to start with running on a regular basis make sure to read some reviews before spending any money:
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What are the reactions that take place in body after the exercise?

When the exercise is over, particularly if the body is hydrated, fluids leach the salts, uric acid, and leaked calcium from the muscles. In addition to leaching these salts, the muscle fibers are rehydrated and can then take up more oxygen, therefore, along with more blood flow, healing. Each bit of damage to the particular type of muscle, over time, allows the body to create more muscle, potentially leaner (depending on the type of exercise) which increases either muscle mass or strength.

Possible treatments: Applying cold to the sore muscle will reduce the electro-chemical activity and spasm effect, reduce initial blood flow until the impurities have been cleansed, and cause numbness to pain; heat applied will speed up the leaching process, allowing the blood flow to cleanse calcium out of the muscle, and contribute to the ATP taking up more oxygen. Hydration (drinking water) and stretching will also help with the cramps. Additionally, soaking in Epsom Salts (Me245-H2O) will help leach the impurities from the muscle as they interact with opposing electrical charges to move impurities out of the system.

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