Getting the Facts on Fatigue
by: Len Kravitz, PhD
Fatigue's impact on performance has generated a wealth of research. Here's a quick overview of the physiology of fatigue.
Fatigue is a crucial concept for exercisers because it represents the point where they fail to complete a set or feel too exhausted to continue a long-distance run or other endeavor. Fatigue fascinates researchers because it reflects mental, chemical and mechanical processes that affect muscle performance. Indeed, the physiology of fatigue recently inspired the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise to devote a special section to the topic.
I'll review highlights from the journal's special section in a question-and-answer format:
Fitness Journal, Volume 14, Issue 4
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