Ep 76: All About Lactic Acid with Dr. Bruce Gladden
In this episode of Run with Fitpage, we invited the top researcher in the field of lactate metabolism, exercise metabolism, control of blood flow during exercise, and exercise fatigue — the director of Muscle Physiology Lab, Dr. Bruce Gladden. Dr. Gladden is a Distinguished Professor in the School of Kinesiology at Auburn University. He is the author or co-author of 100+ refereed research articles, book chapters, and reviews. He is known nationally and internationally for his research on the role of lactate in metabolism and activation of mitochondrial metabolism in skeletal muscle (oxygen uptake kinetics).
Dr. Gladden received the American College of Sports Medicine’s (ACSM) Citation Award in 2015, the American Physiological Society’s (APS) Environmental and Exercise Physiology (EEP) Section’s Honor Award for 2020, and he served two terms (2014-2022) as Editor-in-Chief of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise and continues now as a Consulting Editor. He is also an Associate Editor for ACSM’s new open-access journal, Exercise, Sport & Movement. He is currently Immediate Past-President of ACSM, has served as Southeast ACSM President, and has been recognized as the Southeast ACSM Montoye Scholar, and SEACSM Service Awardee. He has also served as Chair of the EEP section of APS. He was presented the Auburn University Creative Research and Scholarship Award in 2020.
This episode is ALL ABOUT LACTIC ACID. As the episode progresses, you will see how this conversation between Vikas and Dr. Gladden moves from the very basics to the science behind lactate build-up, finally covering all the myths and bro-science revolving around it.
Vikas hosts this weekly podcast and enjoys nerding over-exercise physiology, nutrition, and endurance sport in general. He aims to get people to get out and ‘move’. When he is not working, he is found running, almost always. He can be found on nearly all social media channels but Instagram is preferred:)