Episode 064: Energy Systems & The Heart featuring Alex Tanskey

Following on from episode sixty-two, this time Jon and Alex delve into the different types of energy systems in the body and the role of the heart in improving conditioning. Other topics discussed include:

  • Pre-workout supplements
  • The types of energy systems
  • Benefits of aerobic and glycolytic training
  • What is stroke volume 
  • Why is stroke volume important when it comes to conditioning?
  • What is concentric and eccentric hypertrophy of the heart?
  • What exactly does cardiac output mean?
  • Different training options when it comes to cardiac output
  • The drawback of doing too much high intensity conditioning

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With summer around the corner and the likelihood that most peoples level of activity will sky rocket – I’m speaking from personal experience here of course. It is important to know what energy systems predominantly fuel your training and which ones you should invest the majority of your time in? What system has the most capacity for improvement and has a knock on effect of improving our lives?

The easy answer is – the aerobic system. Continue reading “Energy Systems: Who, What, When?”

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Weight loss is often a journey of self discovery

As much as marketing campaigns and the media want us to believe that fat loss is achievable with their latest supplement, a hew hype fitness food or some random exercise technique (all my shake weight crew say heyyyyyy). Fat loss is not a simple phenomenon, there are many levels as to what goes into allowing someone to lose not just weight but body fat. We’ve all heard the “you should eat more protein, use high intensity interval training until you puke” advice. On the other hand we can simply embark on a journey of self discovery. This is the least popular answer as it takes time and doesn’t give instant results. Spoiler Alert – Nothing gives instant results. Continue reading “A Fat Loss Journey”

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