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Modern Pentathlon:

Modern pentathlon is an Olympic sport combining five disciplines epee fencing, 200 meters freestyle swimming, horse ridding, pistol shooting, and 3200 meters cross – county running in a one – day event.

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Modern Pentathlon:

Energy Systems*

Anaerobic, ATP – CP

10%

Anaerobic, Glycolysis

20%

Aerobic

70%

Pre – Competition Carb Loading

Yes

Average Calories Burned per One Hour**

840

Endurance Diet Required

Yes

Risk of Muscle Breakdown (Rhabdomyolysis)***

Moderate

Risk of Sports Injuries

Moderate

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 this sport.

***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 this sport, see the “energy map” below.

 

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