The brain’s the boss when it comes to oxygen uptake

The Brain is Boss

Your Brain has more to do than you think when it comes to physical limits of exercise.

Brain on Cardio

Brain on Cardio

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.

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