Aerobic Energy Systems in Sport and Exercise

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1 Glen Joe Exercise Physiologist - Active Health Clinic Institute of Human Performance glenj@hku.hk Sport and the Body Aerobic Energy Aerobic energy production • the most important metabolic pathways for ATP production for exercise lasting over 2 minutes • some aerobic contribution even in maximal efforts of less than 30 seconds • the rate of oxygen consumption (VO 2 ) by the body is an indicator of the energy being produced aerobically • the ability to consume oxygen at a high rate over long periods (high VO 2max ) is essential for success in endurance sports Average University age – male: 48-52 ml/kg/min – female: 38-46 ml/kg/min (resting: 3.5ml/kg/min) Sports where high aerobic energy production is important for success cross-country skiing
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2 cross country skier Bjorn Daehlie: highest aerobic capacity measured VO 2max = 96 ml.kg -1 .min -1 (average University age male: 48-52, female: 38-46) • Olympic medals: Gold: 8 Silver: 4 World Championships Gold: 9 (91, 93, 95, 97) Silver: 5 (95, 97, 99) Bronze: 3 (93, 97, 99) Sports where high aerobic energy production is important for success road cycling Lance Armstrong 84ml/kg/min Sports where high aerobic energy production is important for success triathlon Sports where high aerobic energy production is important for success Marathon 19.8 km.hr -1
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3 Oxidation of CHO
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This note was uploaded on 12/01/2010 for the course CHEM yscn0027 taught by Professor Drtong during the Spring '10 term at HKU.

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