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Br J Sports Med. 2005 Feb;39(2):120-4.

From catastrophe to complexity: a novel model of integrative central neural regulation of effort and fatigue during exercise in humans: summary and conclusions.

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Research Unit for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, University of Cape Town, Sports Science of South Africa, PO Box 115, Newlands 7725, South Africa. tdnoakes@sports.uct.ac.za

Abstract

It is hypothesised that physical activity is controlled by a central governor in the brain and that the human body functions as a complex system during exercise. Using feed forward control in response to afferent feedback from different physiological systems, the extent of skeletal muscle recruitment is controlled as part of a continuously altering pacing strategy, with the sensation of fatigue being the conscious interpretation of these homoeostatic, central governor control mechanisms.

PMID:
15665213
PMCID:
PMC1725112
DOI:
10.1136/bjsm.2003.010330
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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