Exercise Physiology Portfolio Task Guidelines

Task 5 Question:

Complete the table on the following page, indicating which energy system is primarily utilised during the exercise or exercise session.

Marks: 10


Textbook: Chapter 3, Section 7 – Metabolic Energy Systems, Section 9 – Physiological Adaptations to Physical Activity


Exercise Physiology Essentials:

  • Metabolic Energy Systems
  • Physiological Adaptations to Physical Activity


Please bear in mind the impact that the intensity of the exercise has on determining the primary energy system utilised for the activity. A high intensity activity, even if over a long duration, will still utilise anaerobic energy systems. The duration of the activity IS NOT the determining factor, rather the intensity, when establishing the energy system utilised during physical activity.