What happens when you bonk?

Bonking describes the point at which the body's glycogen stores are depleted and the body begins to fatigue and burn fat, making every step towards the goal a ruthless battle of the mind over the body. It's an uncomfortable feeling: the legs feel heavy, the body depletes, and the mind exhausts. Bonking occurs when the muscles are functionally depleted of glycogen, the carbohydrate energy that the body stores. Even at the worst stroke, the muscles are not completely empty of glycogen, leaving between 10% and 30% of the original supply.

However, the shortage of available energy means that muscles cannot continue to work effectively. Hitting, or hitting the wall, is a term that most athletes recognize. While it's not something everyone experiences, when you hit, you'll know. It's unmistakable that the feeling of severe weakness, fatigue, confusion, and disorientation is something you don't want to experience more than once.

Hitting or hitting the wall is reaching a point of exhaustion where you experience a sudden or dramatic reduction in your pace. It is exhaustion of the mind, body and soul. You forgot to bring enough food, or maybe the trip was harder or longer than you expected. Whatever the reason, you are completely exhausted and you feel worthless and exhausted.

Bone fatigue as a result of muscle glycogen depletion will happen to all cyclists at some point. Once you've gotten off your bike and are deliriously sitting on the couch, follow these steps to speed up your recovery and get back to normal.

Dolores Blicker
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