Fatigue Persuasive Essay

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An athlete’s desire is to perform to the best of their ability. However, training hours a day, many days of the week,can be very exhausting. For athletes that have very busy schedules it can be much harder to train at high levels, which can affect their performance level to drop and can even cause an athlete to quit. Fatigue is a very common symptom for athletes. Fatigue is a loss of energy from the body which can cause tiredness, and even illness. It can occur from high intensity training, and can easily happen by not getting the right amount rest. One way to prevent fatigue is by adding nutritional supplements to an athlete’s diet, which can produce energy to the body to increase their performance. Everybody needs energy in order to function…show more content…
E.,2001). If an athlete wants to train at high levels and get that extra boost of energy, caffeine is known to help prevent fatigue. Although caffeine can help provide energy to the body, creatine is another nutritional supplement that can not only help fatigue but it also helps give energy to the muscles. Creatine is a naturally occurring compound involved in the buffering, transport, and regulation of cellular energy, with the potential to replenish cellular adenosine triphosphate without oxygen(Turner et al,.2015). Muscles contain muscles cells which store energy called adenosine triphosphate, as know as ATP. Without adenosine triphosphate, exercise would be nearly impossible. Some athletes do not create enough adenosine triphosphate so using creatine can help store adenosine triphosphate to the muscles cells, which can store more energy to the muscles. Creatine can help an athlete have a boost of energy for training, games, and events. A lack of energy not only can decrease an athlete's performance, it can also affect growth and health(Loucks, A.
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