I’ve heard on the podcast a few times that energy systems (aerobic, anaerobic and PC) are a series of sliders. I went looking for answers but got lost in deep weeds so thought I’d ask to see if any of you have the answer.
I read that aerobic metabolism can produce 34 molecules of ATP from one molecule of glucose. I also read that anaerobic metabolism can produce just 2 ATP molecules per molecule of glucose.
SO my question is when I’m doing an all out sprint am I working with 36 ATP per molecule of glucose or is the aerobic ‘slider’ turned down at these maximal levels? Is there a relation ship between the anaerobic ‘slider’ coming on and the aerobic ‘slider’ coming down or does the aerobic system stay pinned?