Energy Systems

Interplay of 3 Energy Systems

The interplay of the 3 energy systems when paticipating in the 200 metre sprint

The 200m sprint uses all three energy systems, but depends which one is dominent when it comes to which part of the activity you are doing. The 200m sprint has about 4 stages to it. The first 50 metres you would use the ATP-PC system because it has a high intensity but it only lasts up to 8 seconds. The body would then use the anaerobic glycolysis system because it still has high intensity but it has a longer duration so you are ble to still go at a high intensity but just for longer. Once you have finished the race your body would then use the aerobic system to recover from the 200 metre sprint, providing the resynthesis of ATP
Usain Bolt wins 200 meter sprint

The interplay of the 3 energy systems when participating in water polo

Water polo uses all the three energy systems. When shooting goals they would use the ATP-PC system because you need high intensity and the duration of it is only short. You would use the anaerobic system when you have to swim to get a pass because it allows for high intensity and a long amount of duration. The aerobic system would be used the most because it allows for the longest duration, therefore this would be the most dominent system throughout the whole sport because you need to be always moving when playing water polo.
Water Polo Men's Bronze Medal Match - Serbia v Montenegro Full Replay -- London 2012 Olympic Games

The interplay of the 3 energy systems when participating in surfing

Surfing uses all three energy sytems, but depends which one is dominent when it comes to which part of the activity you are doing. Surfing has many stages to the activity. When you are just standing out on the sand watching and waiting for a wave you would be using the aerobic system, this being because the intensity isnt high. However when you locate a wave and you start sprinting out towards it you change to ATP-PC system because its high intensity and it lasts up to 8 seconds and usually the sprint isnt to far before you get into the water. Then when you get into the water and you are paddling to the wave you would be using the anaerobic glycolysis system because you need a high intensity and it needs to last for more then 8 seconds, so you wouldnt use the ATP-PC system. When you are just resting on your board waiting for a wave you would be using the aerobic system because that doesnt require that much intensity and you can do this for a long period of time.


Surfing to Save the Sea.... Surfer Mike Parsons and the Sound of Silence.....