Blood Lactate Responses to Exercise in Children: Part 1. Peak Lactate Concentration

in Pediatric Exercise Science
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Part 1 reviews the literature concerning peak blood lactate responses to exercise in children. After a brief overview of lactate metabolism, an analysis is presented comparing children to adults regarding peak blood lactate concentration. Possible factors accounting for lower blood lactate concentrations during maximal exercise in children are considered.

P. Pfitzinger and P. Freedson are with the Department of Exercise Science at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 107 Totman Building, Amherst, MA 01003.

Pediatric Exercise Science
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