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KEY WORDS ­ A2 Chapter 1 - AEROBIC ENERGY SYSTEMS

Adenosine triphosphate (ATP): our energy currency, found in all cells; when broken down it
releases its stored energy.

Resynthesize: to rebuild/remake/make again.

Aerobic: with oxygen.

Glucose: the main form of carbohydrate found in the body; dissolves in blood plasma; used…

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Aerobic capacity: the maximum rate at which a person can consume oxygen.

Excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC): the volume of oxygen consumed above resting
levels following exercise/during recovery.

Fast (alactacid, i.e. without lactic acid) component: oxygen used for rapid resynthesis of
phosphocreatine and resaturation of myoglobin.

Slow component: oxygen used…

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