Energy Proportion Graphs

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Proportion of Aerobic / Anaerobic Production of Energy (ATP)

Duration of Maximal Exercise

% Anaerobic

% Aerobic

1-3 sec

100

0

 

10 sec

90

10

   

30 sec

80

20

   

1 min

70

30

   

2 min

60

40

   

4 min

35

65

   

10 min

15

85

   

30 min

5

95

   

1 hour

2

98

   

2 hours

1

99

   

Brooks G, Fahey T, White T (1996). Exercise Physiology: Human Bioenergetics and Its Applications. Mountain View: CA, Mayfield.

Mole P, (1983). Exercise metabolism. In Exercise Medicine: Physiological Principles and Clinical Application. New York: Academic Press.


Energy Systems for Selected Sports

% ATP Contribution by Energy Systems
Sport/Activity ATP-PC Glycolisis Aerobic  

 Baseball

80 15 5
     

 Basketball

80 10 10
     

 Field hockey

60 20 20
     

 Football

90 10 0
   

 Golf (swing)

100 0 0
 

 Gymnastics

90 10 0
   

 Ice hockey

80 20 0
   

 Rowing

20 30 50
     

 Soccer

60 20 20
     

 Diving

98 2 0
   

 Swim (50m)

95 5 0
   

 Swim (100m)

80 20 0
   

 Swim (200m)

30 65 5
     

 Swim (400m)

20 40 40
     

 Swim (1.5km)

10 20 70
     

 Tennis

70 20 10
     

 Field Events

90 10 0
   

 Run 400m

40 55 5
     

 Run 800m

10 60 30
     

 Run 1.5km

5 35 60
     

 Run 5km

2 28 70
     

 Marathon

0 2 98
   

 Volleyball

90 10 0
   

 Wrestling

45 55 0
   

Fox EL, Mathews DK (1974). Interval training: conditioning for sports and general fitness. Saunders College Publishing, Orlando, FL.


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