There are many reasons why an endurance athlete may not reach their peak potential. This article attempts to provide an overview of some of the more common reasons many individuals struggle to achieve their best. Each list item will include the reason, an explanation, and a link to more detailed information on the topic.
The human body is a complex piece of machinery, and as such, there continues to be vast research undertaken in an attempt to further understand how it functions. The processes in which the human body adapts to exercise is no different; we understand much of how this occurs, but there is still a lot of assumptions and unknowns to explore.