What is ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate)

ATP is short for Adenosine Triphosphate.

It’s the fuel our bodies run on.

The food we eat gets broken down and eventually used to create ATP.

Without it our muscles couldn’t contract. We wouldn’t be able to run, jump, or even breath.

It’s involved in so many processes that our body’s weight equivalent of ATP is recycled every day.

I’ve added a few videos if you’re interested in learning more. Or you can visit Wikipedia to see what they have to say about it.

If you want to see the role ATP plays in exercise and how its production dictates the rest intervals in your workout, it’s outlined here…
How to Determine the Right Amount of Rest Between Your Sets

Because ATP is s important to exercise and performance people supplement with creatine. It’s consumption supports ATP regeneration.

What is ATP

Aerobic vs Anaerobic ATP Production

Anatomy & Physiology | Energy Systems 01- The Role of ATP

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