The question says it all: How can I increase the mitochondrial biogenesis? (The creation of new mitochondria)
All sources I found say, that it is increased if there's enough demand. So what kind of exercise maximizes the demand?
This topic is related to this forum due to the impact on mitochondria on overall fitness performance. Mitochondria are the active mechanism in cell's production of ATP - or raw energy. The more mitochondria present in one's system, the more overall energy can be recognized. In fact, some studies indicate mitochondria has a profound and direct association with lifespan (ie, the more mitochondria, the longer the lifespan). This thought is supported by such products as Hammer Nutrition's Mito Caps.
This question assumes that mitochondria are required for energy and asks how can one foster the creation of more mitochondria via mitochondrial biogenesis.