November 27, 2022
  • Protein: Specifically, branch chain amino acids (BCAA’s). This specific group of amino acids has seen an increase in use and is used by muscles during heavy exercise. BCAA’s are touted to increase energy by blocking a chemical called tryptophan, a precursor to serotonin. An abundance of this chemical in the brain leaves you feeling tired and worn out.
  • Caffeine: Caffeine has a glycogen sparing effect. During exhaustive workouts, caffeine can mobilize fatty acids to be used as an energy source. This spares the precious glycogen from being depleted too soon, giving you staying power.
  • Compression Garments: Or CG’s, such as those sold from 2XU can dampen mechanical strain associated with the exercises themselves, helping with removal of muscle metabolic waste, reducing exercise induced swelling and muscle soreness, and promoting cellular repair.
  • Music:: Yes, music. Music can get you going in more ways than one. Preferred music choice can get you over the some of the effects of central fatigue, namely the mental fatigue associated with the energy depletion.

Unless you are the energizer bunny or produce your own energy to get your workouts competed, fatigue is unavoidable, but follow the above tips and it does not have to be debilitating.

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Dorian Brito brings over 15 years of fitness and rehabilitation experience to ‘LLERO. Dorian has a physical fitness pedigree that can compete with the best of them, holding a B.S. in Exercise Science from Ithaca College, an M.A. in Motor Learning & Control from Columbia University and currently in pursuit of his MPH from Emory University. Aside from the degrees this Exercise Physiologist has experience working with professional athletes as well as in orthopedic physical therapy clinics. But he hasn’t stopped their, aside from his clients and contributions to ‘LLERO Dorian has authored numerous other articles for outlets such as Men’s Health magazine.

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