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HWE340 Week 2 – Discussion 1

Week 2 – Discussion 1

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Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.

 Aerobic Versus Anaerobic: What is the Difference? [CLOs: 2, 3, 5] [WLOs: 1, 3]


After reading Chapter 5 and 6 in the course text and viewing Physical Training Strategies: Preparing for a Purpose: Energy System in the Body (Links to an external site.), select one of the following: a triathlete, a football player, a gymnast, and one phase of their sport.  For example, if you choose the triathlete you can choose the cycling phase of their activity, or if you choose the football player, you could choose the sprint phase of their activity, or if you choose the gymnast, you may choose the backflip phase of their activity.

  • As your athlete performs the chosen activity, discuss whether rapid or slow glycolysis is the most effective means of energy transfer?
  • What physiological factors contributed to your analysis (e.g. hydrogen release, lactate formation, glucose catabolism, etc.)?
  • Explain the benefits of lactate for optimal performance of the chosen activity.

Your research and claims must be supported by your course text and a minimum of two additional scholarly sources.  Use proper APA formatting for in-text citations and references as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

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