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Evaluation of lactic acid transfer to contralateral hand with two different type muscle contraction

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Kasbparast JR Mehdi, Tabatabaei Hamid, Keshavarzi Hamid Reza, Moghadami Kamilia, Hourshied Asiyeh

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Int. J. Biosci.3( 8), 332-341, August 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/3.8.332-341


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This study is conducted with the aim of investigating the effect of two kind of muscle contraction on generating lactic acid in a limb and investigating the effect of that on the amount of lactic acid in the contralateral limb. In a favor of the study objective, the subjects were university students who are not athlete. The subjects consists of 12 students male between 20-22 years old)21.8± 4.12 (who has not a regular sport history over the past two years. First of all, the amount of lactic acid in active and non-active hand at the rest time before exercise was measured. Then in two separate steps the subjects’ analysis was carried out. In the first and second stage (next day) 70% of maximum muscle strength was estimated and the first stage by choosing the suitable weight, the action of holding at the angle of 90 degree with isometric contraction and in the second stage the action of elbows bent and open with isotonic contraction to the extent of fatigue was carried out. Immediately after completion of the aforesaid activities the amount of lactic acid in active and non-active hand was measured and registered. The data were analyzed by using correlation t-test and the result of research showed that after isometric contraction more lactate is accumulated in the active muscles than isotonic contraction and also in the Statistical test there was no significant difference in the above case. By considering that the measurement of lactic acid in the non-active limb was done immediately after the completion of training, the results indicate that the transfer of lactate in the blood to the non-active limb is not that much which can affect the limb. Results from this study do not approve the effects of accumulated lactic acid on active limb and the transfer of that to the non-active limb and it’s inconsistent with the theory of transfer of power and muscular endurance from trained limb to untrained limb (cross transfer theory).


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