Sunday, May 25, 2014

Healing Power

Hello and welcome everyone...once or twice each year I need to get
off the highway and take a side road or a back road. The drive allows me to think and get in touch with my inner self. For me it's
therapy...a healing power. During this drive I think back to my childhood, my life...reality. Yesterday, I was on one of my backroads and thought about the main pieces of one's life. We drive
or are driven by Time, Distance, Numbers, Connections and a Greater Power. Connections are much more than social friends. Connections in this context are people you can rely on to
provide you with true answers for your success. We need to minimize our mistakes. We have little Time for "do overs." As we
age, Distance and Numbers become more important. I call these
pieces the CORE 5. I live by works.

Have a meaningful life everyone...Jimmy O

Sunday, May 18, 2014

ATP (recap)

 Hello and welcome everyone...let's make this simple. Muscles run on ATP, and we have three ways of making ATP.
1) The aerobic system...A) makes lots of ATP slowly. B) Burns fat
and sugar to make ATP. C) Is oxygen dependent. D) Gives endless
energy. 2) The lactate system...A) Makes less ATP but does it fast.
B) Burns only sugar to make ATP. C) Requires no oxygen. D) Yields up to seven minutes of energy. 3) The creatine-phosphate
system. A) Makes small amounts of ATP super fast. B) ATP comes
from stored ATP and creatine-p inside muscle. C) Does not need
oxygen, fat or sugar to function. D) Lasts ten seconds. Understanding the three systems will allow you to design an effective training program. It will help you understand when and
what to eat. It gives you the basis for selecting the right length and
intensity of your workouts.

Have a meaningful life everyone...Jimmy O

Sunday, May 11, 2014

ATP (3)

Hello and welcome everyone...the creatine-phosphate system. The
third and last method to build fresh ATP. REMINDER...ATP is
defined as adenosine tri phosphate...most important molecule in the
body. Carries energy necessary to facilitate all of the processes of
human metabolism. Each muscle cell contains another chemical
with hot phosphorus on the end...likened to a kitchen match. The
wooden part of the match is creatine, when it's phosphorus is in
place, it's called creatine-p. need creatine-p. It
doesn't need enzymes to produce energy; it explodes as needed.
Releasing energy fast enough to rebuild ATP no matter how fast you run. This is not a slow cumbersome's instantaneous.
Force yourself to learn the three energy systems, even if you're
only interested in losing weight. Next week...recap.

Have a meaningful life everyone...Jimmy O

Sunday, May 4, 2014

ATP (2)

Hello and welcome do we ignite the correct source
of energy and at the proper time of need. When your run aerobically, as long as there is plenty of oxygen, ATP will be
manufactured from the breakdown of fat and sugar. This system can produce almost limitless amounts of ATP if you need energy
for endurance exercise, count on the aerobic system. Lactate contrast, when you run anaerobically, the lack of oxygen not only turns off fat burning, it also blocks pyruvate from
entering the Krebs cycle. Pyruvate builds up and is converted to
lactic acid, or lactate. The only ATP produced comes from the burning of sugar halfway, so the amount of energy produced is
limited. The beauty of this system is that it doesn't have to wait for oxygen, so ATP is produced very fast. If you need fresh ATP in a
hurry, the lactate system will kick in to burn lots of sugar molecules
quickly. You will get quick energy...but it won't last. Creatine-
Phosphate...third method to build fresh ATP. will continue in part
three, next week.
Have a meaningful life everyone...Jimmy O