The Body’s Energy Systems

In my last post I wrote about the timing of food and how it impacts our recovery and performance. It is important to understand the energy systems in the body before going into detail about how to optimize your nutrition. We must first understand what fuels our muscles in order to eat appropriately for training and recovery. The body has 3 basic metabolic energy systems, which play different roles, depending on the activity you are trying to do. These energy systems are: [Read more…]