Does anyone have any experience with exercise induced brain fog? Anytime I do heavy deadlifts,squats, or bench, I feel as though my CNS has a hard time coping inducing 72+ hours of slightly slurred speech, difficult recall, and overall poor verbal fluency, higher levels of anxiety (cortisol response?), social interactions take much more effort in general, and lastly less emotional resilience. Tips, supplements, and/or general recommendations for exercise induced brain fog?
What your problem sounds like though is some sort nervous system exhaustion (I studied personal training).
- What is your training volume like?
- How long are your strength workouts?
- And how much rest/recovery do you have in between each one?
I generally leave at least one full day of rest in between each workout.
The magnesium suggestion is a good idea. Although magnesium supplementation should not need to be kept up, since whenever you supplement with any nutrient, it always involves taking a fairly does in order to correct any pre existing imbalances – you would not continue trying to rectify a problem by taking in more of something if the required amount has already been adjusted.
You might also want to look at your sleep quality. Melatonin supplements can help as well as valerian. Also try to maintain a consistent sleeping pattern if not being done already. Your best bet would be to check with a neurologist if that is accessible to you.