Using Energy Systems for Physical Activity Video


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In what situation would an athlete use the aerobic system?

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1. The process of the body breaking down glucose (simple sugars) is known as:

2. Hypothesize why a runner would NOT tighten up in a 400-meter (one lap) race if he ran it in a world record time of 35 seconds.

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See what you know about using energy systems for physical activity by using the worksheet/quiz combo. In order to do well on the quiz, you should familiarize yourself with how the body reacts to exercise.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can take the quiz to discover how much you know about:

  • Another name for a unit of energy
  • What the aerobic system uses for fuel
  • Bodily process where glucose is broken down
  • Situation when the body uses the aerobic system instead of the anaerobic or phosphagen systems
  • The reason why a runner would not have tightened up while running a lap

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about another name for a unit of heat energy
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on exercise and energy systems
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about what the aerobic system uses for fuel and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

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  • Daily activities
  • Best types of fuel
  • How different systems of the body work