In every active sport, an athlete's ability to meet their energy requirements has a major impact on performance. Our working muscles get their energy from the breakdown of ATP. The anaerobic and aerobic energy systems provide energy for the resynthesis of ATP.
This program explains these processes, and identifies the key features of the different energy systems. Various sports are used to illustrate the way the energy systems are used under different conditions.
Topics covered include:
Where does energy come from?
The ATP-CP energy system
The lactic acid system
The aerobic energy system
The interplay of energy systems