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The aerobic and anaerobic energy systems

Training the right energy system in relation to your sport will ensure optimum performance. By John Shepherd. The three energy systems 1) Aerobic energy system Distance running uses aerobic energy Aerobic means ‘with air’. Oxygen provides the catalyst for a chemical reaction in our muscles (including the heart) that generates aerobic energy. If it were... MORE

Sports nutrition: the latest research into low glycogen training

Could training when muscle carbohydrate stores are low be advantageous to athletes? Andrew Hamilton looks at the very latest research in this area and how it translates into training recommendations for athletes… When it was first proposed as a useful nutritional approach to training, the ‘train low, race high’ theory ruffled plenty of feathers because... MORE

Fatmax: fat fact or fat fiction?

The loss of excess fat isn’t just aesthetic – it almost always produces enhanced performance In most sports, the loss of excess fat isn’t just aesthetic – it almost always produces enhanced performance. Not only is power-to-weight ratio and agility improved, a lower body weight is also associated with reduced injury risk through reduced impact... MORE

Fat Burning: using body fat instead of carbohydrates as...

Fat burning is a very popular and often-used term among endurance athletes. But is it really important to burn fat – and, if so, how can it best be achieved? Professor Asker Jeukendrup looks at what the research says The term ‘fat burning’ refers to the ability to oxidise (or burn) fat, and thus to... MORE

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