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Revista Brasileira de Medicina do Esporte

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PANVELOSKI-COSTA, Ana Carolina; PAPOTI, Marcelo; MOREIRA, Rafael Junges  and  SERAPHIM, Patricia Monteiro. Blood lactate responses to high-intensity intermittent training in rats . Rev Bras Med Esporte [online]. 2012, vol.18, n.2, pp.122-125. ISSN 1517-8692.

During high-intensity intermittent muscle contractions for short periods of time there is an important involvement of glycolytic metabolism and consequent increased blood lactate concentrations. This study aimed to evaluate the blood lactate responses in Wistar rats submitted to high-intensity intermittent training (jump squat) protocol during 6 weeks, 3 sessions, 12 x/session, 60s of interval between sessions. There was significant increase of blood lactate concentrations during the acute bout of high-intensity intermittent exercise (basal blood lactate vs blood lactate after last effort, P<0.001); however, after six weeks of training, there was significant reduction (49%) in blood lactate response to the exercise in comparison to the first session, P=0.0002. The high-intensity intermittent exercise performed at intervals of 60 seconds stimulated the glycolytic system; nevertheless, the training promoted reduction in blood lactate responses to high-intensity intermittent protocol, suggesting hence improvement in phosphocreatine recovery capacity and in mitochondrial biogenesis.

Keywords : resistance training; blood lactate; glycolytic system.

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