What is meant by the term ‘bonking’…well I’m sure many people envision something else when they hear or see the term bonking. However any runners out there may have come across the term, or if not will have probably felt it before.
Bonking is similar to when a runner hits the ‘runners wall’ i.e. a state of absolute glycogen depletion in the muscles occur whereby and athlete becomes completely energy depleted. Should your body get to the point where even your liver glycogen stores become depleted, meaning your nervous system is starved of glucose, then you hit what’s known as ‘the bonk’!
Avoid hitting the bonk by planning your carb intake religiously and intelligently before exercise or an event.