It is extremely difficult for me to do critical thinking after a really ball-busting tough workout. I completely space out and can’t focus.
This effect usually lasts for the remainder of that day and sometimes 1-2 days afterwards. (It affects my performance in school/work.)
If I don’t workout for a week or so there’s a dramatic difference in my mental capabilities.
It’s been happening my entire life, despite good sleep, nutrition and overall health.
Anyone else experienced this?
Are you aware of any research in this area?
Any suggestions to alleviate these effects? (I don’t want to stop lifting heavy.)