• Definition for "oxygen debt"
    • the quantity of additional oxygen needed by muscle…
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oxygen debt definition

  • noun:
    • the quantity of additional oxygen needed by muscle mass during recovery from vigorous exercise.
    • the total amount of extra oxygen expected to oxidize lactic acid inside muscle tissue accumulated during energetic exercise
    • a cumulative deficit of air caused by extreme exercise; the shortage should be made-up once the body comes back to rest
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