Will taking muscle relaxants such as Carisoprodol post workout reduce the lactic acid buildup after an intense session? I’m looking to be “back to normal” the next day. I really want to expedite the whole process when needed.
And yes…I stretch very well afterwards but sometimes it just isn’t enough.
My logic was that by relaxing the muscles it would provide the bloodflow an easier, less resistant way in-and-out of the area thus increasing the “flush” of lactic acid away from that area.
I don’t really catch the logic of using muscle relaxants to stall lactic acid production, but I’d say if you wanted to try it you should try it at home first. The side effects of muscle relaxants include things like dizziness and it’d be terrible to be on an exercise machine etc. and fall off because of it. From what I understand lactic acid is produced by working the muscles, so unless you want to work them less I don’t quite see how the muscle relaxant would help.
Despite the layout, that site is pretty good at explaining the workings of lactic acid. It’s difficult to say what would help when it is still under debate.
on: 5th March 08
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