Sports and Fitness

The Sports Science

  • OXYGEN combines with glucose to create ATP, the main energy source for your muscles. The more ATP your muscles have, the more powerful and explosive they will be.

  • When your muscles don't receive enough OXYGEN to support their exertion, they begin to produce lactic acid, which can cause muscle fatigue and failure. The more OXYGEN your muscles receive, the slower the production of lactic acid and the slower the rate of muscle fatigue.

  • OXYGEN is needed by your body to metabolize lactic acid in the liver AFTER exercise. The more OXYGEN you get into your body POST-exercise, the faster your muscles can recover.

The bottom line is that OXYGEN can affect every aspect of performance for an athlete:

  • Power and Explosiveness

  • Endurance

  • Lactic Acid Muscle Burn

  • Training Intensity

  • Training Capacity

  • Recovery

  • Mental Clarity and Focus