Thursday, January 26, 2017

Primary Mechanisms of Muscle Growth

Based in New York, Anthony Courcy is a restaurant general manager and training coach for KFC Restaurants. In this role, he hires and trains managers for 15 New York stores. In his free time, Anthony Courcy enjoys weight lifting and bodybuilding

Those who begin weight lifting are often hoping to develop and build stronger muscles. There are three primary ways to affect natural muscle growth: muscle tension, muscle damage, and metabolic stress. All three involve putting more stress on the muscle and disrupting homeostasis but there are differences between them. 

Muscle tension involves lifting progressively heavier weights in order to change the chemistry of the muscle and positively affect the connection of motor units with muscle cells. Muscle damage, which is the soreness felt after an effective workout, releases inflammatory molecules and immune system cells that activate other cells to repair the muscles. Finally, metabolic stress, which is the burn felt during a workout, causes cell swelling around the muscle, which results in muscle growth without increasing the size of the muscle cells.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The New York Jets' Greatest Seasons

In his role with KFC, Anthony Courcy is tasked with the hiring and training of restaurant managers for all 15 locations in New York State. He also travels with new managers to their stores in order to ensure successful transitions. Away from work, Anthony Courcy enjoys supporting the New York Jets.

The New York Jets joined the National Football League (NFL) in 1970, following the NFL merger with the American Football League (AFL). Previously, the Jets enjoyed their finest season in 1968 as part of the AFL. That year the Jets won 11 of 14 regular-season games, including eight of their last nine, before defeating the Oakland Raiders to reach the penultimate Super Bowl prior to the merger. There the Jets faced the Baltimore Colts, favorites and winners of 13 regular-season contests. New York’s defense proved decisive, however, in a 16-7 victory.

The Jet’s best season since the NFL merger came in 1998. The team went 12-4 over the course of the season to win the AFC East division title. New York rode seven consecutive victories into the AFC Championship game against the Denver Broncos, but could not generate much offense in a 23-10 defeat.