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Recovery from short term intense exercise: its relation to capillary supply and blood lactate concentration.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6686137     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Muscle force recovery from short term intense exercise was examined in 16 physically active men. They performed 50 consecutive maximal voluntary knee extensions. Following a 40-s rest period five additional maximal contractions were executed. The decrease in torque during the 50 contractions and the peak torque during the five contractions relative to initial torque were used as indices for fatigue and recovery, respectively. Venous blood samples were collected repeatedly up to 8 min post exercise for subsequent lactate analyses. Muscle biopsies were obtained from m. vastus lateralis and analysed for fiber type composition, fiber area, and capillary density. Peak torque decreased 67 (range 47-82%) as a result of the repeated contractions. Following recovery, peak torque averaged 70 (47-86%) of the initial value. Lactate concentration after the 50 contractions was 2.9 +/- 1.3 mmol X 1(-1) and the peak post exercise value averaged 8.7 +/- 2.1 mmol X 1(-1). Fatigue and recovery respectively were correlated with capillary density (r = -0.71 and 0.69) but not with fiber type distribution. A relationship was demonstrated between capillary density and post exercise/peak post exercise blood lactate concentration (r = 0.64). Based on the present findings it is suggested that lactate elimination from the exercising muscle is partly dependent upon the capillary supply and subsequently influences the rate of muscle force recovery.
P A Tesch; J E Wright
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of applied physiology and occupational physiology     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0301-5548     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Appl Physiol Occup Physiol     Publication Date:  1983  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-02-14     Completed Date:  1984-02-14     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0410266     Medline TA:  Eur J Appl Physiol Occup Physiol     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  98-103     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
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MeSH Terms
Capillaries / anatomy & histology
Fatigue / physiopathology*
Lactates / blood*
Lactic Acid
Muscles / blood supply,  physiology*
Physical Exertion*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Lactates; 50-21-5/Lactic Acid

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