Fat metabolism

During low and medium intensity exercise, fats are used for energy production. This energy is provided by fat metabolism. With increasing load duration, the proportion of fat burning, lipolysis, increases.

Mobilization of fat burning can be improved by appropriate training. In competitive sports, the emphasis is on extensive units in the basic range (GA1). Even for amateur athletes, the importance of these training sessions cannot be neglected.

With regard to the protection of the carbohydrate store during exercise, the fat metabolism is of particular importance for the athlete. The greater the proportion of energy released by fat metabolism, the fewer carbohydrates are consumed for the same workload. These are then available longer for peak loads.

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