This episode takes a wide angle view of the chain of events between starting exercise and successfully burning fat, and where the main bottlenecks are in that process. Nuances discussed are the differences between adipose tissue and intramuscular fats, energy demand rates, diet, and potential training strategies to improve fat utilization at most exercise intensities.
Effect of physical training on the capacity to secrete epinephrine
Regulation of endogenous fat and carbohydrate metabolism in relation to exercise intensity and duration
Fat metabolism during low-intensity exercise in endurance-trained and untrained men
Beta-blockade and lipolysis during endurance exercise
The different relationship of VO2max to muscle mitochondria in humans and quadrupedal animals
This episode begins a series on metabolism with the process of oxidizing fatty acids for energy, and why the process is anaerobic. We also discuss fats vs lipids, different types of fatty acids, and take a deep dive into the periodic table to explain why oxygen loves electrons so much.