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    Endurance Training

    Post  Admin on Wed Apr 08, 2009 2:32 am

    What is the objective of endurance training?

    The objective of endurance training is to develop the energy production systems to meet the demands of the event.

    What are the energy production systems?
    In the human body, food energy is used to manufacture adenosine triphosphate (ATP) the chemical compound that supplies energy for muscular contraction. Since ATP is in very low concentrations in the muscle, and since it decreases only to a minor extent, even in the most intense voluntary contraction, tightly controlled energy pathways exist for the continual regeneration of ATP as muscular contraction continues. For continuous exercise, ATP must be re-synthesised at the same rate as it is utilised.

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