Where did the term bonking come from?

Usually, the worst nausea and weakness of a bonk can be resolved relatively quickly with enough food and drink, but that doesn't mean you've recovered. The time depends on how exhausted you have allowed your body to run out, but it is often made worse by the fact that most bonks occur on big rides. Not only can it ruin a race, training or race, but it can also derail your training and future performance. The British can call it a hunger strike, while South African cyclists used the hunger strike in the 1960s.

A traditional theory, known as the “catastrophe model”, says that “bonking” and exhaustion occur when muscle function reaches its physiological limit and begins to fail. In endurance sports, such as road cycling and long-distance running, hitting the wall or hitting is a condition of sudden fatigue and loss of energy caused by the depletion of glycogen stores in the liver and muscles. Even at the worst stroke, the muscles are not completely empty of glycogen, leaving between 10% and 30% of the original supply. These example sentences are automatically selected from various online news sources to reflect the current use of the word “bonk”.

It is well known that exercise has a long-term beneficial effect on immunity, but overtraining and pussies can cause the opposite. On the other hand, Bonking tends to occur only on longer trips when you completely deplete your energy supplies. Your immune system may also be compromised up to 3 days later, so take your recovery seriously; getting sick as a result of a stroke could interrupt your training for the next few weeks. The extremely uncomfortable experience of a bonk might just be the daunting association your subconscious needs to impose additional limits.

While these are all symptoms of having sex, and it's not a scientific term, it has a specific meaning. The term is used a lot, but if you've ever been in bed, you know how bad it can be and how difficult it is to recover. The term is used colloquially as a noun (hit the bonk) and as a verb (mid-stroke bonk). The term bonk for fatigue is presumably derived from the original meaning of hitting, and dates back at least half a century.

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