Mental Fatigue Impairs Endurance Performance: A Physiological Explanation

  title={Mental Fatigue Impairs Endurance Performance: A Physiological Explanation},
  author={Kristy Martin and Romain Meeusen and Kevin G. Thompson and Richard J. Keegan and Ben Rattray},
  journal={Sports Medicine},
Mental fatigue reflects a change in psychobiological state, caused by prolonged periods of demanding cognitive activity. It has been well documented that mental fatigue impairs cognitive performance; however, more recently, it has been demonstrated that endurance performance is also impaired by mental fatigue. The mechanism behind the detrimental effect of mental fatigue on endurance performance is poorly understood. Variables traditionally believed to limit endurance performance, such as heart… CONTINUE READING

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