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Anaerobic Respiration

 

 

  The release of energy from glucose without using oxygen.

  Glucose à lactic acid + energy

Advantages:

·  Useful for when oxygen cannot be delivered fast enough

Disadvantages:

·  Releases less energy than aerobic respiration

·  Lactic acid is not removed from the body and must be broken down after exercise

EPOC:

·  Anyone who exercises hard will find their breathing and heart rate take a while to return to normal when exercise has ended

·  This is known as excess post-exercise oxygen consumption