Applied Energy Systems

Have you ever wondered how your body produces energy to produce movement? In this post, I will cover the 3 basic energy systems the body utilizes to contribute to the formation of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is what the body uses for energy. The three basic systems are the following: ATP-PCr system, Anaerobic Glycolysis and Oxidative Phohsphorylative Pathway. Let’s first examine the ATP-PCr system. This system along with anaerobic glycolysis is anaerobic in nature. This means that it doesn’t require oxygen to produce ATP. Anaerobic exercise consists of high intensity exercise lasting less than 2 minutes. The first 3 seconds of exercise uses up stored ATP. The ATP-PCr system only regenerates ATP for about 10 seconds after the onset of intense activity. Exercises that utilize the ATP-PCr system would include…
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So Why Use Whey Protein?

!anchor!wheyprotein!endanchor! I assume anyone reading my blog has some idea of what whey protein is. It is a byproduct of cheese production. It has a great amino acid profile, containing all 8 essential amino acids. Essential amino acids are vital because they cannot be synthesized by the body. They are only obtained in our diet. There are a few reasons a healthy individual may supplement with whey protein. They may be trying to get huge, get ripped, or use whey as a meal replacement (MRP). Individuals who are trying to increase meal frequency may use whey protein to supplement their diet. Whey protein is mobile and can be consumed quickly. At a bare minimum you can mix the whey with water and down a shake. Of course this doesn't supply…
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Random Friday

I've been a busy lately, so this is going to be short. I'm taking this "Random Friday" idea from a couple other coaches I highly respect. Mike Robertson and Mark Young are the guys and they both have excellent blogs. Anyways, here are a few things on my mind: 1. If you follow bloggers, use Shrook. It's basically an RSS reader. You can put all your favourite bloggers into categories, then you can sift through all new blog entries. Very useful. 2. I really wish they had more gyms that catered to my crowd. I realize most people don't really want to be near guys who are a bit bigger than usual, lift more weight than normal people. It's just annoying when I'm lifting, and I feel like I'm breaking…
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