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    Discussion in 'Training' started by Newstarter, May 6, 2023.

    1. Newstarter

      Newstarter Well-Known Member

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      I know there is a reason but I cant remember what it is.

      Can anyone help?
       
    2. admin

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      This shoud help explain that feeling:-

      The burning sensation you experience during exercise is typically caused by a buildup of lactic acid in your muscles. When you exercise, especially intense or prolonged exercise, your muscles require energy to contract and perform the work. They primarily rely on the breakdown of glucose for this energy production.

      During intense exercise, when the demand for energy is high, your muscles may not receive enough oxygen to break down glucose completely. As a result, they start to produce energy through an alternative process called anaerobic glycolysis. This process generates lactic acid as a byproduct.

      The accumulation of lactic acid in your muscles can lead to that burning sensation you feel during exercise. It is often associated with muscle fatigue and is commonly referred to as "muscle burn."

      Additionally, the burning sensation can also be related to the activation of certain nerve endings in the muscles or the release of other substances, such as prostaglandins, during exercise.

      While the burning sensation during exercise can be uncomfortable, it is generally considered a normal physiological response. As you continue to train and improve your fitness levels, your muscles become more efficient at utilizing oxygen and clearing lactate, reducing the intensity and duration of the burning sensation.
       
    3. Newstarter

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      I know that you need to ruin your muscles to rebuild them so this explains everything.
       
    4. FT Mike

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      A burning sensation during exercise can be caused by a few different factors. One common cause is lactic acid buildup in the muscles. This happens when the body is not able to provide enough oxygen to the muscles during intense exercise, and the muscles switch to anaerobic metabolism, producing lactic acid as a byproduct. This can cause a burning sensation in the muscles and fatigue.

      Another possible cause is muscle fatigue, where the muscles are not able to keep up with the demands of the exercise. This can cause a burning sensation as the muscles struggle to contract and maintain their position.

      In some cases, a burning sensation during exercise can also be caused by an injury or underlying medical condition. For example, if you have a nerve or joint issue, it can cause pain or discomfort during exercise.

      If you experience a burning sensation during exercise, it's important to listen to your body and take a break if necessary. Make sure you are properly hydrated and fueled before and during exercise, and try to gradually increase the intensity of your workouts over time. If the burning sensation persists or is accompanied by other symptoms, it's a good idea to consult with a healthcare professional to rule out any underlying medical conditions.
       
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      Feeling a burning sensation during exercise can have several potential causes. Here are a few common reasons:

      1. Muscle fatigue: As you engage in physical activity, your muscles can become fatigued due to the buildup of lactic acid and other metabolic byproducts. This can lead to a burning sensation in the muscles.

      2. Acid reflux: In some cases, the burning sensation may be related to acid reflux, particularly if you experience it during activities that involve bending or intense movement. Acid from the stomach can flow back into the esophagus, causing a burning sensation in the chest or throat.

      3. Poor circulation: During exercise, blood flow increases to supply oxygen and nutrients to the working muscles. If there is poor circulation or restricted blood flow to certain areas, you may experience a burning sensation.

      4. Nerve irritation: Exercise can sometimes put pressure on nerves or cause nerve irritation, leading to a burning sensation. This can happen, for example, if you have a herniated disc in your spine or if a nerve is compressed in a particular position or movement.

      5. Overuse or injury: If you overexert yourself or engage in repetitive motions without proper rest, you can develop overuse injuries such as tendinitis or muscle strains. These injuries can cause a burning sensation during exercise.
      If you're concerned about the burning sensation or if it persists or becomes severe, it's always a good idea to consult a healthcare professional for an evaluation. They can provide a more accurate diagnosis and recommend appropriate treatment or management strategies based on your specific situation.
       
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