Energy System Training
Improving cardiorespiratory fitness requires a structured and balanced approach that is difficult to achieve through any single exercise modality alone (i.e., “cardio”, HIIT, bootcamp, circuit training, “weights”, etc.).
The human body relies on several distinct physiological pathways to harness energy that allows us to move our muscles. Targeting each pathway through training is necessary to achieve the highest levels of CRF. The energy systems include:
ATP-CP -used for very short maximal efforts
Anaerobic Glycolysis - utilized for brief intense efforts without oxygen
Anaerobic Threshold - point where oxygen is no longer sufficient to meet energy demands
Aerobic Glycolysis - intensities are lower and oxygen is sufficient
Aerobic Lipolysis - used for long duration low intensity efforts
Varying the intensity, duration, recovery, and volume of exercise allows square:code FITNESS to address each of these specific energy systems. Without deliberate consideration of these four variables, exercise programming tends to devolve into a “go until you puke” format that doesn’t target any of the energy systems particularly well and often leads to overtraining, burnout, and injury.
square:code FITNESS’ focus on Energy System Training allows us to specifically target each of the energy pathways that contribute to long-term cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness as well as short-term body composition improvements that will keep you coming back for more.