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body fuel stores


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Food stores that can be used as a source of energy to generate ATP for the body's activities. The primary body fuels for athletic activity are muscle glycogen and free fatty acids. Protein is also used as an energy source during exercise, but it contributes less than 10% of total energy production except under extreme conditions (e.g. carbohydrate depletion).

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