If you’ve ever seen a giant vertical spit packed with a cone of meat at a restaurant or street vendor, you’ve seen shawarma. The flavors come from Middle Eastern cuisine, which means plenty of spice. Cumin, peppers, chilli, garlic, and even cinnamon are common flavourings. And now you can enjoy the same flavours but in…
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Having looked at how muscles contract, and the way fuel metabolises down to ATP to be used for energy, the final part of the jigsaw is about oxygen and how it moves around. Probably the most often used terms “vo2”, max HR and Threshold training… But do you really know what they are, why they…
Fat adaption, increasing our lactate threshold, endurance training… all terms we have heard, probably used, and have some understanding of. But do we really know how all these concepts join together? Getting into the detail of Energy Systems helps us become better athletes and train more effectively and with purpose.
Understanding the relationship between the food we eat and how this eventual becomes a molecule of energy that fuels a muscle contraction is complex. But the more we learn about this the better equipped we are to plan our nutrition and understand our bodies capabilities.