This is the third post in the “Pass the Energy Please” series. Go to our blog to read the others. Remember the graph from the first post? This post will concentrate on the Glycolytic System (Lactic Acid System). Short duration, Moderate power (in green). So we have paddled explosively from the starters call and are around 10...Read more
In the constant quest to improve, paddlers always seek something that will give them an edge. This is great but just before a regatta is NOT the time to be changing or trying anything new. Here are 6 common mistakes paddlers make before a regatta.Read more
- Changing your stroke – after months maybe years of practicing your stroke, why would you change anything at the last minute? Especially in...
So You Want Big Muscles? Well here’s a bit of news for you…your muscle growth begins when your workout stops. Push your reps to failure all you want, but your muscle mass and strength actually increases with productive recovery time. Does this mean strengthen your relationship with your couch? No. If you need to do THAT too often then please keep reading. (unless you want to tell me the Bachelor...Read more
Our first “Pass the Energy Please” post introduced ATP as the fuel for our muscles and the three energy systems in our body that produce it. Remember the graph from the first post? This post will concentrate on the ATP-PC Energy System (in purple). Short duration, High power. The ATP-PC system is immediate and functions without oxygen. It allows...Read more