You may have heard of this term before, especially if you have gone into completing further reading into the sciences of the human body. Or it may be completely new to you. Either way, if you’re an exercise science geek like ourselves, you’ll find the process of glycolysis interesting!
Glycolysis is the breakdown of carbohydrates, either glycogen stored in the muscle or glucose delivered in the blood, to produce ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate). The ATP provided by glycolysis supplements the creatine phosphate system initially and then becomes the primary source of fuel for high intensity muscular activity that lasts up to about 2 minutes.