Central Nervous System Fatigue

Are you always tired? Maybe you have Central Nervous System Fatigue!

Great article – give it a read! Reblogged from skylerzarndt.com

Strength By Skyler

By Skyler Zarndt MS, ATC, CSCS

As I was talking to one of my co-workers today after his heavy deadlift session, the topic of Central Nervous System (CNS) fatigue came up as a topic.  What prefaced this topic was his horrendous attempts at weights near 90% of his 1 Rep Max.  And when I say “horrendous,” I’ll say that he made the lifts.  But he felt terrible.  And if you’re reading this, then I think we all know the feeling.  The struggle of getting TO the gym is real.  The struggle of “getting going” is real.  The struggle of pushing around iron is real.  So why does this happen?

Well, its obvious that many factors account into why we have bad lifts.  Maybe we are tired, stressed, over-trained, sick, whatever…pretty much anything that could mess with our body and take it out of homeostasis could be considered stress and therefore affect…

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