AgainToCarthage
Elevating legs; Is it REALLY beneficial? 10/25/2004 6:07PM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Yo,
Ive read on these forums that elevating legs will somehow reduce lactic acid or something liek that. What are the benefits of elevating the legs, is it just a myth, and what is the proper way to do it (form, time) thanks.
AgainToCarthage
RE: Elevating legs; Is it REALLY beneficial? 10/25/2004 7:23PM - in reply to AgainToCarthage Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
SHAMELESS BUMP.
washrun
RE: Elevating legs; Is it REALLY beneficial? 10/25/2004 7:58PM - in reply to AgainToCarthage Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Contrary to popular belief, lactate dissipates fairly quickly after exercise. Even if elevating one's legs speeds that process, it's unnecessary.

Elevating one's legs, like applying ice, is very helpful for reducing inflammation, however. Within 20-30 minutes after a hard workout, I wrap my medial shins (where I tend to get sore) in cold packs and prop them up a little higher than my body for 15-20 minutes. Sometimes I repeat this after a couple of hours. I believe this practice has helped reduce my soreness and speed my recoveries.