energy systems

What are the "Energy Systems" and how to train them - Part 3: the Aerobic System

What are the "Energy Systems" and how to train them - Part 3: the Aerobic System

This week we have been breaking down the energy systems, how they work and how to train them. If you want to learn about the energy systems in general, the ATP-PCr system or the Anaerobic system follow the links.

Today we are talking about the Aerobic system. This is the most complex of the 3 systems and is how the body uses Oxygen to generate energy via a process called 'cellular respiration', which occurs in an organelle called the mitochondria. The mitochondria is commonly referred to as the "power house" of the cell because it is within the mitochondria that most ATP is produced.

Author: Mark Murdoch, Kinesiologist, Chiropractic Student. Have questions? Email me. I want to help! mark@leofitness.ca

What are the "Energy Systems" and how to train them - Part 2: the Anaerobic System

What are the "Energy Systems" and how to train them - Part 2: the Anaerobic System

Today we are going to continue our discussion of the energy systems and how to train them. In the last post I discussed the ATP-PCr system, and in this post we will look at the Anaerobic (aka the Glycolytic) system.

Like the ATP-PCr system, the anaerobic is meant for high intensity exercise. The anaerobic system is able to maintain a high output of energy for longer than the ATP-PCr, however...

Author: Mark Murdoch, Kinesiologist, Chiropractic Student. Have questions? Email me. I want to help! mark@leofitness.ca