Yes Eric but don't forget that
And I am quoting here the following researcher:
David C. LaPorte
Department of Biochemistry
University of Minnesota
"Another theory (which is getting a lot of support) focuses on the rate of lactate consumption rather then production. Lactic acid which is generated in a working muscle is being consumed in other tissues, such as the liver and other muscles. The level of lactic acid in the blood is effected by both the rates of production and consumption. As the working muscle works harder, it produces more lactic acid. This is balanced by the abilities of the other tissues to consume more lactic acid. However, when the rate of production of lactic acid is greater then the fastest rate at which other tissues can consume it, blood lactic acid goes up dramatically"
And I add here: eliminating vast amounts of lactic acid by a mere post cool-down period (light aerobic session) is not always effective, especially if the athlete (myself) has a significant muscular development.
Another solution (something I am considering) would be cutting down any extra anaerobic training (heavy resistance training) which significantly helps to achieve that state (muscle hypertrophy or its maintenance), and improving aerobic capacity since we know that high levels of lactate/hydrogen ions will be detrimental to performance, and one of the key reasons for endurance training is to enable the body to perform at a greater pace with a minimal amount of lactate. This can be done by long steady runs, which will develop the aerobic capacity by means of capillarisation (formation of more small blood vessels, therefore enhancing 02 transport to the muscles) and by creating greater efficiency in the heart and lungs. If the aerobic capacity is greater, it means there will be more oxygen available to the working muscles and this should delay the onset of lactic acid at a given work intensity.
Nothing new here, but I just wanted to clarify my point of view.
So I guess I must catch up with the old times.
BTW I started taking yesterday sodium phosphate right before training (1 gr) and it did wonders. No more bloody trigger points in my neck. I was afraid of taking sodium bicarbonate because I heard bad stuff about its use (nausea and vomits) apart from the comment you made yesterday, Eric.