Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Buffers – Reducing blood acidity benefits performance

Fatigue in the body can occur for various reasons. In a previous post I described a theory of fatigue where the brain unconsciously regulates your pace, to prevent anything harmful from occurring. I’ve discussed hypoglycaemia or “hitting the wall” as one of those harmful events, when the body's supply of carbohydrate is used up. In this post we’ll look at blood acidity during high intensity exercise, and the nutritional supplements that offer the potential to boost performance.