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Muscles use aerobic respiration to metabolize the energy they need to function. When they have insufficient oxygen to metabolize all the energy they need, they use anaerobic respiration in the form of fermentation. The Lactic acid which is created as a by product of fermentation builds up in the muscles and causes soreness.

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Q: Which type of fermentation causes muscle soreness?
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What type of firmentaion can cause muscle soreness?

Lactic acid fermentation

What type of fermentation causes muscle cramps?

It's not a type, it's a outcome of fermentation. A.K.A. a waste product

What happens when your muscles cells run out of oxygen?

Cells that do not require oxygen go through anaerobic respiration, which is a form of cellular respiration that uses fermentation to turn energy into useful energy. There are two types of anaerobic respiration, lactic acid fermentation and alcohol fermentation. Muscle cells do this when they run out of oxygen and go through fermentation instead. The product of this type of fermentation from muscle cells is lactic acid. Lactic acid is toxic and causes soreness and fatigue. Anybody who has been sore after exercise has experienced lactic acid fermentation.

Which type of fermentation is occurs in muscle cell?


What type of fermentation causes muscles to get sore when overworked?

People used to think that a build-up of lactic acid was the cause of muscle soreness. That is not true. Lactic acid has nothing to do with it, therefore the fermentation process the body uses to get the lactic acid into the muscles is also not true. Muscle soreness is caused by the damage done to the muscle fibers. Muscle biopsies taken on the day after hard exercise show bleeding and disruption of the z-band filaments that hold muscle tissue together as they slide over each other during a contration. Scientists can tell how much muscle damage has occurred by measuring blood levels of a muscle enzyme called CPK. CPK is a normally found in muscles and is released into the bloodstream when muscles are damaged. Those exercisers who have the highest post-exercise blood levels of CPK often have the most soreness. Many people think that cooling down by exercising at a slow pace after exercising more vigorously, helps to prevent muscle soreness. It doesn't, cooling down speeds up removal of lactic acid from muscles, but a build-up of lactic acid does not cause muscle soreness, so cooling down will not prevent it. Stretching does not help either, since post-exercise soreness is not due to contracted muscle fibers.

Which type of reaction powers muscle contractions when oxygen is low?


What type of fermentation releases energy from the muscle cells?

Lactic acid

What is the name of the fermentation used by muscle cells?

The type of fermentation that sometimes occurs in human muscle cells is Lactic Acid fermentation.

What type of cell carries out lactic acid fermentation in humans?

muscle cells

Fermentation may occur in a muscle under what type of condition?

If oxygen is not available in the body especially muscle it leads to fermentation in an anaerobic respiration.

Type of fermentation that occurs in muscle during rapid exercise?

Type of fermentation that occurs in muscles during rapid exercise? Answer: lactic acid fermentation

What type of muscle causes voluntary movement?

Striated (or skeletal) muscle