A Little Known Secret to Help Athletes Achieve Higher Endurance, Agility - Page 2
The spike in brain glycogen lasted 24 hours, and then returned to normal. But, in a fascinating twist in results, when consistent high intensity workout is maintained over time, the brain “super-compensated” becoming a super storage site as the new norm over baseline levels of glycogen. Again, these brain carbo -loading occurred in-between sessions of intense workout, in areas known as the “seats of higher learning,” which is the cortex, in addition to the hippocampus, for the development of a better sharper brain.
The implications of these experiments are far reaching. They reveal that a brain, with more fuel reserves, is potentially a higher functioning brain that can sustain and direct movements longer. It opens up a whole new realm in sports where contenders can fuel their own super-compensating brain in between competitions by having a wholesome form of glucose (not sugary sports drink) such as chocolate milk, bananas, or fruit shakes to rev up their performance.