- 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.