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Alpine Skiing (all events), Snowboarding (snowboard cross), and Cross – Country Skiing (sprint, 1.5 km):

 

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Alpine Skiing (all events)

Snowboarding (snowboard cross)

Cross – Country Skiing (sprint, 1.5 km)

Energy Systems*

Anaerobic, ATP – CP

3%

Anaerobic, Glycolysis

55%

Aerobic

42%

Pre – Competition Carb Loading

Yes

Average Calories Burned per One Hour**

610

Endurance Diet Required

No

Risk of Muscle Breakdown (Rhabdomyolysis)***

Low

Risk of Sports Injuries

High

Benefits from Creatine****

Moderate

Fitness Demands

Agility      

Yes

Endurance

++

Explosive Power

Yes

Speed

Yes

       

 *See “Energy Systems” under the section of “Sports Nutrition”.

 **Your body weight and body metabolism are important elements affecting the average calories you burn during any physical activities. This is the average amount of calories burned by a person with a body weight of 155 Ibs (70 Kg) within one hour of these events.

 ***See “Post – Exercise Rhabdomyolysis” under the section of “Athletic Disorders”.

 ****See “Creatine Monohydrate” under the section of “Sports – Performance Enhancers”.

 

 

For the “energy paths” of these events, see the “energy map” below.

 

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