Oxygen Deficit and Oxygen Debt Research Paper by Pang

Oxygen Deficit and Oxygen Debt
A description of what happens to the body during exercise.
# 128876 | 1,603 words | 3 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Aug 16, 2010 in Nutrition (Exercise) , Sport (General)

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This paper provides an in depth account of how exercise affects the body's need for oxygen and presents a lab account that monitors oxygen uptake and ventilation during submaximal exercise and in the post-exercise recovery period. The hypothesis is that oxygen uptake will continue to rise until a steady state/VO2 max is reached during submaximal exercise. During the post-exercise recovery period, oxygen levels will be higher than at rest. The results include tables and a graph and diagram of explanation.

From the Paper:

"At the onset of exercise, the need for more oxygen places a high demand on the cardiovascular functions for oxygen delivery. In other words, the active muscles will need more oxygen for exercise to continue. Oxygen consumption and aerobic energy alone cannot provide all the oxygen/energy/ATP needed at the onset of exercise. Energy must be instead provided by anaerobic process, which do not require oxygen (Lab Manual, Durstine).
"Oxygen consumption increases rapidly and will reach a steady state within the first one to four minutes of exercise. Since oxygen does not increase instantaneously with the steady state value suggests that anaerobic processes are contributing. Oxygen deficit is the term associated with the lag in oxygen uptake at the onset of exercise. It is the difference between oxygen uptake in the first few minutes of exercise and an equal period after steady state is reached. The time to reach steady state is shorter in trained subjects than untrained subjects. Trained subjects will also have a lower oxygen deficit (Powers, 2009, 51)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Durstine, Larry. 2009. Physiology of Muscular Activity. Academic Advantage 13-21.
  • Powers, Scott and Edward T. Howley. Exercise Physiology: Theory and Applications to Fitness. The McGraw-Hill Companies Inc., New York. 2009.
  • Shapiro, Tanney. Douglas Bag Method Componets. 2007.http://www.vacumed.com/zcom/product/Product.docompid=27&prodid=4208

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