Soccer Energy System

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2. There are three major systems available for the production of energy in the muscles: the ATP-PC system for high-intensity short bursts; the anaerobic glycolysis system for intermediate bursts of high intensity (this system is more commonly known as the Lactic Acid system) and there is the aerobic system for long efforts of low to moderate intensity. The body utilises different energy systems for different activities, depending on the duration and intensity. The lactic acid system is an anaerobic energy system that provides energy for 1-3 minutes of high intensity activity. Lactic acid kicks in when your heart rate exceeds 85% of its maximum. The lactic acid system manufactures ATP from the breakdown of glucose to pyruvic acid. ATP consists of one Adenosine molecule and three Phosphate groups.…show more content…
The aerobic system resynthesizes ATP by using fats, carbohydrates and sometimes proteins. The aerobic system kicks in after a few minutes, as it requires the presence of oxygen unlike the two anaerobic systems. Soccer players use all three of these energy systems in a game. A soccer player uses the aerobic system to provide a constant energy required to move around the field at a medium level of intensity. However when defending or attacking, a soccer player would utilise the anaerobic energy systems. If sprinting the length of the field with the ball, the player would utilise the lactic acid system but if he is booting the ball or tackling a player, he would utilise the ATP-CP system as an explosive source of

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