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Muscle Adaptations. Hard to Get…Easy to Lose.

Posted by Dr. Robert Portman on 1/25/2019 to Performance Tip Of The Week
Muscle Adaptations. Hard to Get…Easy to Lose.
The goal of endurance athletes is to improve endurance capacity. Most muscle adaptations that enhance endurance take place in the mitochondria. Mitochondria, the muscle energy producing factories represent almost 7% of your muscles total volume.  Mitochondria are responsible for the metabolism of oxygen and nutrients into CO2 and ATP, the energy currency that drives muscle contraction. 

Caffeine & Coffee – The News Gets Better and Better

Posted by Dr. Robert Portman on 1/16/2019 to Performance Tip Of The Week
Caffeine & Coffee – The News Gets Better and Better
There have been many articles published on the health benefits of caffeine. If you’re serious about your exercise regimen or endurance activity, multiple studies have shown that caffeine improves exercise performance. Additionally, caffeine has been shown to prevent diabetes and improve cardiovascular health. A new study has received a great deal of media attention in the last two weeks. This study involved almost 500,000 subjects and analyzed whether coffee consumption improved longevity. The results were highly impressive.

The Muscle Recovery Window

Posted by Dr. Robert Portman on 1/10/2019 to Performance Tip Of The Week
The Muscle Recovery Window
The 45-minute interval following exercise, is defined by the body’s sensitivity to Insulin. During the 45-minute interval, muscles are extremely sensitive to insulin, which results in an activation of multiple processes to rebuild, restore, and replenish muscle glycogen and protein. 


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