Revision for “Model of integrative central neural regulation of effort and fatigue – Noakes” created on December 5, 2016 @ 18:37:44

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Model of integrative central neural regulation of effort and fatigue - Noakes
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"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." (<a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1725112/pdf/v039p00120.pdf">Noakes et al 2005</a>) This is a paper that makes a case for Fatigue and Power Output being related to the same model, suggesting that the 'central governor' is a system that anticipates potential changes in homeostasis and then pre-actively tries to off-set these changes.  This system would seem necessary in order to ensure that the individual does not work so hard as to create a catastrophic physical event.
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