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Carbs vs. Fats: Clarifying the Confusion (25 Min Physiology)

Carbs vs. Fats: Clarifying the Confusion (25 Min Physiology)

Carbs vs. Fats: Clarifying the Confusion (25 Min Physiology)

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Dr. Andy Galpin educates coaches on Sports Nutrition.

What is Your Metabolism?

Carbs vs. Fats: Clarifying the Confusion (25 Min Physiology)

Carbs vs. Fats: Clarifying the Confusion (25 Min Physiology)

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Metabolism is the process by which your body converts what you eat and drink into energy. During exercise, your body relies on 3 basic Energy Systems. Human performance will reach its highest potential when these 3 systems are developed properly.


What are Carbs, Fat, & Protein? (25 Min Physiology)

Skeletal, Muscular, Nervous, Cardiovascular, & Respiratory Systems

Skeletal, Muscular, Nervous, Cardiovascular, & Respiratory Systems

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Dr. Andy Galpin educates coaches on Sports Nutrition. 

Skeletal, Muscular, Nervous, Cardiovascular, & Respiratory Systems

Skeletal, Muscular, Nervous, Cardiovascular, & Respiratory Systems

Skeletal, Muscular, Nervous, Cardiovascular, & Respiratory Systems

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The National Cancer Institute (NCI) coordinates the National Cancer Program. This program conducts and supports research, training, and health information dissemination, with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care  of cancer patients. Visit their website to learn more about the Skeletal, Muscular, Nervous, Cardiovascular, and Respiratory Systems.

Metabolism

What is your Metabolism?

Metabolism is the process by which your body converts what you eat and drink into energy. During exercise, your body relies on 3 basic Energy Systems. Human Performance will reach its highest potential when these 3 systems are developed properly.


The Anaerobic A-lactic/Phospho-creatine System (1) is most used when Maximum Effort Actions are performed. The Anaerobic lactic/Glycolytic System (2) is primarily used when near Maximum Effort occurs until fatigue. The Aerobic/Oxidative System (3)  dominates during long slow effort actions. When these 3 Systems are  developed properly, Human Performance will reach its highest possible  level.


Think about it this way, if you made a fire to burn newspaper it would create  a large flame, but the newspaper would burn quickly. This scenario is  similar to the Anaerobic A-lactic System!  This system is extremely powerful, but not long lasting (<30sec).  The A-lactic System takes the longest time to recover or recharge to 100%. In fact, Olympic athlete, Usain Bolt, utilizes this system when  sprinting the 100-meter dash!


The Anaerobic Lactic System mimics burning sticks in a fire. The sticks will burn slower than the  newspaper, but still relatively quickly. Imagine sprinting as fast as  you can for three minutes strait, until you can't feel your legs. This  Lactic System is powerful and will last until fatigue (30s - 3min).  Activating the Anaerobic Lactic System causes the burning sensation  after an all effort activity. 


Adding a log to a fire would closely represent the Aerobic/Oxidative System.  This system lasts for an extended duration (3min - forever). The Oxidative System is not powerful, but is very long lasting. The Oxidative System operates at its highest level during cross country skiing and long distance biking. 

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