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In endurance sports like cycling and running an athlete can bonk or hit the wall by the depletion of glycogen stores in the liver and muscles, which manifests itself by fatigue and loss of energy. Bonking can be prevented by ensuring that glycogen levels are high before excercise and maintaining glycogen levels during exercise through ingesting energy gel, blocks, and electrolyte/carbohydrate drinks.