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Core stabilization exercises enhance lactate clearance following high-intensity exercise.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18076266     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Dynamic activities such as running, cycling, and swimming have been shown to effectively reduce lactate in the postexercise period. It is unknown whether core stabilization exercises performed following an intense bout would exhibit a similar effect. Therefore, this study was designed to assess the extent of the lactate response with core stabilization exercises following high-intensity anaerobic exercise. Subjects (N = 12) reported twice for testing, and on both occasions baseline lactate was obtained after 5 minutes of seated rest. Subjects then performed a 30-second Wingate anaerobic cycle test, immediately followed by a blood lactate sample. In the 5-minute postexercise period, subjects either rested quietly or performed core stabilization exercises. A final blood lactate sample was obtained following the 5-minute intervention period. Analysis revealed a significant interaction (p = 0.05). Lactate values were similar at rest (core = 1.4 +/- 0.1, rest = 1.7 +/- 0.2 mmol x L(-1)) and immediately after exercise (core = 4.9 +/- 0.6, rest = 5.4 +/- 0.4 mmol x L(-1)). However, core stabilization exercises performed during the 5-minute postexercise period reduced lactate values when compared to rest (5.9 +/- 0.6 vs. 7.6 +/- 0.8 mmol x L(-1)). The results of this study show that performing core stabilization exercises during a recovery period significantly reduces lactate values. The reduction in lactate may be due to removal via increased blood flow or enhanced uptake into the core musculature. Incorporation of core stability exercises into a cool-down period following muscular work may result in benefits to both lactate clearance as well as enhanced postural control.
James W Navalta; Stephen P Hrncir
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of strength and conditioning research / National Strength & Conditioning Association     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1533-4287     ISO Abbreviation:  J Strength Cond Res     Publication Date:  2007 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-12-13     Completed Date:  2008-11-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9415084     Medline TA:  J Strength Cond Res     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1305-9     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
Department of Physical Education and Recreation, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Muscles / physiology*
Biological Markers / metabolism
Exercise / physiology*
Lactic Acid / metabolism*
Metabolic Clearance Rate / physiology
Muscle Fatigue / physiology*
Muscle Strength / physiology
Physical Education and Training / methods*
Recovery of Function
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Biological Markers; 50-21-5/Lactic Acid

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