Posted by Dr. Robert Portman on 1/25/2019 to Performance Tip Of The Week
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.