In this blog we’ll make energy systems easy, so you can be fully prepared for your A & P Exam
- Why you need to know about Energy Systems
- Video Tutorial: How to make energy systems easy
- What are the three energy systems
- Mock Questions to test your knowledge
Why you need to know about Energy Systems
You need to understand the three energy systems at both level 2 and level 3 for your anatomy exam, and can expect 3-8 questions on this in your exam.
However, you DON’T just need this knowledge for EXAM DAY.
Not knowing the three energy systems has a cascade effect on your planning for clients.
If you cannot plan for clients effectively for the appropriate intensity then they won’t adapt physiologically as intended.
Which means you don’t get their goal
Ditch the manual for the time being and leap inside module 7; Energy Systems, taken straight from our L3 Anatomy and Physiology Revision Bootcamp.
Here, Hayley shares [10 mins] the ‘In’s and Out’ to the Energy System and how understanding it will help you master your Level 2 and 3 A & P Exam.
This knowledge will also supercharge your client’s results once you are fully qualified.
Video Tutorial: The Energy System, Made Easy…
What do energy systems DO?
We have three systems in our body and they each create ATP under different environmental conditions.
These three systems are:
- Lactic Acid
- Creatine Phosphate System.
What are The Three energy systems?
These three energy systems are working all the time in our body to create ATP so that we can move, so we can live, so our organs can function, and that happens all the time for all three of them.
However, when do specific exercises, with a specific demand on our body, as a result we will rely on one more than another.
It’s kind like 3 saucepans of water all simmering on a hob, and we turn up the heat more on the one we want to use most.
Let’s say for example we did something explosive, let’s say we are sprinting really hard or we are lifting something for just one repetition we would use our Creatine Phosphate system, which lasts for 10 seconds maximum.
Lactic Acid System:
If we have this intermediate time, this is 10 seconds all the way up to 3mins we would use our Lactic Acid System, so that could be a 400-meter run, it could be something whereby you are doing a set of resistance training for 12 reps, that’s probably in the 10 seconds to 3 mins which is lactic acid.
We spend most of our time Aerobic, I’m Aerobic now, Your probably Aerobic Listening to this.
So, as a result, this Aerobic system gets used for anything that’s three minutes plus, and this is where we use it predominantly.
But just remember we are using all 3 all of the time.
The Three Energy Systems Mock Questions:
Q1. Which energy system can burn fat as a fuel source?
C. Lactic Acid System
D. Adenosine Triphosphate
Q2. Which sporting event would primarily use the lactic acid energy system?
A. 100m sprint
B. Ultra Marathon
C. 400m sprint
Q3. All three Energy systems create ATP, what does this stand for?
A. Adenosine Triphosphate
B. Adenosine Diphosphate
C. Adenosine Trphornate
D. Alternate Training Phornate
What’s the CORRECT answer?
Answers to the mock questions are :
Question 1= B, Question 2 = C, Question 3 = A
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