A track sprinter has just completed a 200-m sprint

A track sprinter has just completed a 200-m sprint. His legs are “burning” as lactic acid builds up within his muscle cells. This lactic acid is produced as his muscle cells increase the rate of glycolysis and fermentation in order to provide the necessary ATP to power the quick muscular contractions necessary during sprinting. The production of excess lactic acid in skeletal muscle cells leads to local acidosis of the tissues.What effect does local acidosis have on the delivery of oxygen to the working tissues?What is this effect called?Why is it important in this situation?

 

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