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 what

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

Carbs, Fats, Proteins Explained Part 2: Energy

In the continuation of the previous post, I am going to try to explain how energy is obtained from foods, and how it is measured. As stated, in part I, energy is stored in foods that we eat in the bonds between atoms (mainly between carbon atoms). When these bonds

Carbs, Fats, Proteins Explained Part 3: Energy Storage

In parts I and II of this series, we spoke about the background structure of the macronutrients, and the way in which energy is derived from foods. In part III of the series, I will attempt to explain how energy can be stored in the body. As previously explained, the