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What are the "Energy Systems" and how to train them - Part 1: Background and ATP-PCr

What are the "Energy Systems" and how to train them - Part 1: Background and ATP-PCr

Most individuals you see in the gym are there because they have been told it is good for them. They're told they need to get 150 minutes moderate intensity physical activity per week, which they usually do by slogging away on the treadmill, elliptical or stationary bike. But are they really better off? Are they actually getting fitter?

Our bodies, in their infinite sophistication, employ 3 primary energy systems which are the ATP-PCr, Anaerobic-Glycolytic and the Aerobic/Oxidative system

We will start by discussing how energy in the muscle is used.

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

Friday Workout, June 23/16

Friday Workout, June 23/16

Complete the below workout as quickly as possible, resting as little as possible.


Today's workout is a tough, endurance workout.


Only successful attempts of the 6'/5' jump count as reps.

Equipment Required: 

  1. Stop Watch
  2. Tape measure or 6'/5' yoga mat

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