Cyclists Improve Their Performance With Brain Endurance Training

Mental fatigue inhibits physical performance. Sports scientists help endurance athletes fight mental tiredness.

"When athletes carry out brain endurance training (BET) after a physical training session, this increases the overall cognitive load of the training session," said an expert.

Stamina grows. Athletes' cardiovascular and musculoskeletal systems aren't taxed. Mental toughness may benefit competitive sports.

Our research demonstrates that BET can be adjusted to athletes' training needs, allowing them to use these tools despite busy schedules.

Mental toughness improves sports performance and reduces injury risk. BET coaches. Rehab Exercise Chris Ring.

BET modifies the way athletes perceive effort (the difficulty of the physical job they are undertaking), said a University expert.

BET and controls were biologically identical. Brain-activated BET. Researchers conducted two experiments.

28 24-34-year-old male road cyclists rode 250 km weekly. Both groups underwent six-week training.

The first group struggled cognitively after each session. The control group got neutral noises post-exercise.

BET lasted. The second experiment included 24 21–29-year-old male road bikers. Elite cyclists rode 400 km weekly.

Half the riders made cognitive and neutral noises. BET won.

Post-exercise brain endurance training (BET) raised mental strain by 50% relative to controls in all tests, maintaining physical stress while increasing training load.

Top road riders improved endurance with 30-minute post-training BET five days a week for six weeks.