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1

During vigorous exercise, muscles cannot get enough

oxygen

2

During anaerobic conditions, pyruvate is converted to

Lactate

3

Muscle fatigue is caused by a build up of

Lactate

4

Lactate can be converted back into pyruvate when

the oxygen debt is repaid

5

Slow twitch muscle fibres are useful for

endurance activities (eg long distance running)

6

Fast twitch muscle fibres are useful for

sprinting or weighlifting

7

The major fuel storage in fast twitch muscles is

glycogen

8

The major fuel storage in slow twitch muscles is

fat

9

Compared with fast twitch muscles, slow twitch muscles have a larger blood supply and more

Mitochondria