One of the ways I whip myself back into shape is by doing hill sprints. It is by far one of the best work outs to not only improve your conditioning and leg power, but also mental toughness! Here are some things that make hill sprints an exceptional work out routine. Improves Lung Capacity and
To continue the Energy Transfer series, I’d like to go over how fats are broken down into ATP. Shall we? Energy in Abundance Adipose Tissue or stored fat is the body’s most plentiful source of fuel, providing an almost unlimited source of energy for physical activity . To give you some numbers, a typical young
Yesterday, I was having a discussion on weight control with a few buddies of mine; one of which, who is dealing with weight issues himself. All his life he has always been taught to “finish his plate” with every meal and that to not do so is unappreciative and simply wrong. Now, I understand how
One of my favorite conditioning routines is doing a series of exercises based on a pyramid sequence. As with playing cards, the amount of combinations is just as unlimited! Plus, training in this way can really challenge and improve your conditioning – be it as a fighter, professional sports athlete or just as someone looking
Exercise does much more than help burn calories. It is a means to protect against oxidative stress and to alleviate chronic inflammation. What’s Happening? Oxidative stress and inflammation have emerged over the past decade as key features in metabolic syndrome disorders including, obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and stroke. Although the inflammatory response is a natural defense
I’ve recently read an article that sets out to answer the question of whether there is actually an optimal time to consume nutrients after exercise. After reviewing current research on the subject, the authors of the article came to the conclusion that the answer is not as straight forward as we may think! Name of
In a recent post, I went over some energy transfer basics finding that various macronutrients are eventually broken down, either anaerobically or aerobically, into ATP which is responsible for ALL biological work. So for today, I’d like to share with you how carbohydrates are broken down into ATP. Lets get to it. You Need Carbs!