As the level of intensity of exercise increases, the body reaches a point where the level of oxygen within the cell’s mitochondria is not sufficient. Since there is not enough available oxygen, the pyruvate produced by glycolysis cannot be oxidized. Furthermore, since energy production must continue, ATP production from glycolysis must increase.
What is an Assessment? An assessment is a tool used for either measuring an individual skill or mastery or to evaluate a participant’s biometrics (Blood Pressure or BP, body weight or BW, body fat or BF). It is the responsibility of the coach or trainer to administer any assessment using reliable testing methods that provide […]
Sports drinks are formulated specifically for athletes (weekend or otherwise) to help rehydrate during or after exercise. Sports drinks contain water, are usually rich in carbohydrates (sugar) for quick energy, and may also contain electrolytes, electrically charged minerals that ensure bodily functions (like muscle contraction) run at optimal levels. When choosing a sports drink, look […]
When you need to drop some weight for a competition, it’s tempting to look for help anywhere you can. If your thoughts turn to supplements or herbal remedies, keep in mind that research gives many of them mixed reviews. Talk with your doctor and certified coach first before you try to dive into the supplements […]
How Meditation Can Improve Athletic Performance While physical training is always a key component in the athlete’s preparation, the importance of mental conditioning and preparation should not be forgotten, especially the level of mental conditioning that can be achieved through the practice of meditation. Here’s how meditation can benefit your athlete clients: Meditation for Performance Meditation has […]