1992 Volume 11 Issue 3 Pages 369-376
In this paper, previous studies regarding the effect of physical training on the disappearance rate of blood La during recovery after strenuous exercise have been briefly summarized. The results of our own recent study of this problem have also been added. It may be concluded that there is some evidence for an improved lactate metabolic clearance rate resulting from physical training in human subjects, when the degradation rate is estimated from serial blood samples taken during a standard ramp ergometer test to exhaustion during each week of a training/detraining sequence. This beneficial effect of training, however, may also be influen-ced by the initial physical status of the subject and the nature of the training program.