Aerobic and anaerobic

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  • Aerobic and anaerobic
    • Anaerobic respiratory system
      • The anaerobic respiratory system supplies energy very quickly for sports such as vaulting in gymnastics or throwing a javelin where the activity only lasts a few seconds
    • Aerobic respiratory system
      • The aerobic respiratory system is responsible for producing the majority of our energy while our bodies are at rest or taking part in low-intensity exercise for long periods of time such as jogging or long-distance cycling.
      • Glucose from carbohydrates and fats supply the energy for the aerobic energy system and can supply energy for long periods of time.
      • Carbohydrate food sources include rice, bread, potatoes, bananas and energy drinks. Fat food sources include butter, oils, cheese, milk and nuts.


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