Tag - ATP

creatine

Is creatine worth taking?

Creatine is a somewhat rare supplement in that there is plenty of evidence that backs its use. It improves strength, enhances recovery, and increases muscle mass. It does not however, work on every activity. The evidence on creatine use to improve aerobic activity, high intensity exercise, sprints, and decrease...

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BCAAs

Introduction to BCAAs

BCAAs Branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) have become one of the most popular supplements in the fitness industry. Both as a standalone product and ingredient in protein supplements, pre-workouts, and recovery drinks, BCAAs are everywhere. At approximately $18 per pound, its high price SHOULD deliver great results, right? What are BCAAs? There...

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Creatine and Strength

What is creatine? Creatine is one of the most popular supplements in the fitness industry. It plays an important role in energy metabolism and supplementation provides many benefits including increased muscle mass, strength, and improved body composition. How does creatine work? When we eat macronutrients, they get converted into adenosine triphosphate or ATP....

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Energy Systems Explained 2 – ATP-PC System

ATP is the "energy currency" of the human body; in other words, all activities which require energy (such as beating of the heart, growing hair, breathing, jumping jacks, etc…) use ATP as the "fuel". An explanation of the body's "energy systems" actually discusses how ATP is created, rather than...

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Energy Systems Explained

In previous posts (part I, part II, part III), we dealt with energy intake and storage within the human body. In this upcoming series, we will explore the next chapter of the energy utilization process by discussing the different energy systems which make up human metabolism. All movement by the...

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