Proponents of the Central-Governor theory, for instance, posit that the altered metabolism is the effect, not the cause, of the improved exercise performance, which is brain-regulated. To learn more about the Central-Governor, The Lore of Running and Brain Training for Runners are good sources.
Source: Tim Ferriss, The 4-Hour Body – Ultraendurance II
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