2015.12.21 CSCS Daily Study Question:
An athlete is performing the 300-yard shuttle run, which takes them approximately 60 seconds. Regarding the athlete’s primary energy system during this activity, which of the following statements are true?
(A) NAD+ is reduced
(B) NADH is oxidized
(C) Pyruvate is oxidized
(D) Pyruvate is converted to Acetyl CoA
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(B) NADH is oxidized
The 300-yard shuttle is a high intensity activity that lasts about 60 seconds for this athlete. High intensity activities lasting 30 seconds to 2 minutes primarily use fast glycolysis (lactic acid fermentation) as their energy source.
During fast glycolysis, pyruvate is converted to lactate by being reduced (given an electron) by NADH. The NADH molecule is oxidized (gives up an electron / H+) and becomes NAD+ in the process. The regenerated NAD+ can be used again in the first part of glycolysis (oxidizing glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate).
Essentials of Strength Training & Conditioning 3rd edition p. 25 – 32
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2015.12.21 CSCS Daily Study Question