Key Definitions for Aerobic energy system
Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) - our energy currency, found in all cells; when broken down it releases its stored energy.
Resynthesise - to rebuild/remake/make again.
Aerobic - with oxygen.
Glucose - the main form of carbohyrate found in the body; dissolves in the blood; used as an energy source.
Energy sources - the substrates(starting chemicals) used to provide the ATP that is used for muscle contractions.
Glycogen - a stored form of carbohydrate found in the muscle and liver; used as an energy source.
Adipose tissue - special tissue made up of cells in which fats are stored; mainly found under the skin and surrounding major organs.
Triglycerides - main form of stored fats; used as an energy source.
Mitochondria - organelles (within the cell) where chemical reactions of aerobic production take place.
Anaerobic - a proccess that takes place without oxygen.