Energy Proportion Graphs

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

Glycolysis

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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