The Brain is Boss
Your Brain has more to do than you think when it comes to physical limits of exercise.
In Dr. Noakes’s “central governor” theory, your decision to slow down or stop during self-paced exercise isn’t the result of an absolute physical limit. Instead, your brain applies the brakes proactively to prevent you from reaching these limits. After all, if you really did run to the absolute edge of your physical limits, Dr. Noakes is fond of pointing out, you’d be dead.
- Fatigue is an Emotion (bettermovement.org)
by Randy Bauer