Any serious lifter is aware of “the burn” – that moment when your muscles are on fire and you can barely put up another set. Some people incorrectly attribute this as part of the pump. The reality is that the burn is actually from lactic acid in your muscles. It causes soreness and it’s what causes you to eventually have to “give up” when you’ve maxed out.

So is there a way to stave off the burn allowing you to push yourself even harder in the gym? Many believe in the alkaline diet to help. But does this actually make a difference in your workout? Or is it just wasting valuable time and energy that could be focused elsewhere regarding your diet? Get the Straight Facts above!

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