Recover in PE

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EPOC= Excess post exercise oxygen consumption.

The recovery process involves returning the body to its pre-exercise state. The intensity, duration, and fitness levels of the performer will influence the recovery.

What needs recovering?

  • ATP needs to be resynthesised.
  • Lactic acid must be removed.
  • Myoglobin must be replenished with oxygen.
  • Glycogen must be replaced.

Because the first three require oxygen, excess oxygen is taken in post exercise, and this is accomplished by a high pulse rate and high breathing rate.

Alactacid system

This is the first stage of recovery and takes 3 minutes, using 3-4 litres of oxygen. 

It helps to resynthesise ATP and PC, and also helps restore levels…


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