Training until you just cannot continue is horrendous – but what causes us to decide that we cannot keep going? The GB Rowing Sport Science Team explore the research.
Studying sport science at university is a popular choice for those who weren’t quite (or in my case, nowhere near) good enough to make it as an athlete.
While the opportunity to still wear a tracksuit and talk about sport all day is enjoyable, there is a less appealing requirement that isn’t highlighted in the university prospectus. Participating in exercise research trials is unavoidable, and often uncomfortable – fasted training (not eating before you exercise), thermometers in unfamiliar places, and the classic test to train to voluntary exhaustion.(more…)