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I'd like to hear the current state of research on this as well.Dr. Prevost,
Thank you for summarizing the current state of the scientific literature in this area.
I have two questions:
Is there evidence to support the notion that glycolytic training damages mitochondria in any cells or in muscle cells specifically, or in cardiac muscle cells very specifically?
Is there evidence to support the notion that glycolytic training and the creation of metabolic byproducts like "lactic acid" results in anything other than a temporary downward change in blood pH? In other words, does glycolytic training make you "acidic"?
Based on my own digging it appears to cause harm to some mitochondrial enzymes and is presumed to cause mitochondrial harm proper at some point of overtraining. I haven't been able to find any studies that qualified the effect with any detail.
I'm also curious how this reconciles with blood flow restriction/Kaatsu training.