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long-term endurance


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The ability to sustain a strenuous activity for 10 min or longer. Such endurance is associated with recruitment of mainly slow-twitch muscle fibres, and the energy is supplied mainly by the aerobic system. The contribution of the aerobic system becomes greater as the duration of the activity increases, and the activity becomes increasingly reliant on free fatty acids as a source of fuel.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.


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