Our body’s require energy to live, this is especially the case with performance. There is a process our body goes through to create energy, energy is in the form of what’s called ATP (Adensosine Triphosphate) this is a molecule created in the Mitochondria. A typical cell will have 1000 – 2000 Mitochondria within it. The more Mitochondria we have, the more energy we create, which in turn means better performance!
During aerobic exercise, most of the energy your muscle cells need is supplied by the mitochondria, a cellular component often referred to as the “powerhouse” of the cell. That’s why one of the key benefits of training is that you develop more and better-functioning mitochondria to fuel your efforts.
How much you train determines how much mitochondria your cells will contain; and how intensely you train determines how powerful each unit of mitochondria is. Increase volume of aerobic training and you in turn create more Mitochondria and make them more efficient in creating the energy needed