anaerobic threshold

Home » Classic Medicine » Physiology » anaerobic threshold
anaerobic threshold2016-11-15T15:36:09+00:00

anaerobic threshold

PHYSIOLOGY, SPORT MEDICINE 

The level above which pyruvate–an intermediate product of anaerobic metabolism–is produced faster than it can be used aerobically. Unused pyruvate splits into lactate (lactic acid) and hydrogen ions. Continued exercise above the anaerobic threshold results in accumulation of these ions–acidosis–causing exhaustion and intramuscular pain. 

Synonym Lactate threshold 

Reference www.active.com/story.cfm?story_id=11186&page=1

Leave A Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.