The alactic anaerobic system is the dominant source of muscle energy for high-intensity explosive exercise that lasts for 10 seconds or less. I refer to alactic training as “phosphate training” because the fuel for this first 10 seconds of high-intensity explosive exercise is the ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) which is readily available in muscles.
The lactic anaerobic system (glycolysis) is recruited after the ATP storage has been depleted (usually after ten seconds in well-trained athletes). We do “lactate workouts” once or twice a week starting February 8th. And, meets are considered lactate workouts.
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