Improving aerobic energy system efficiency is important because the aerobic energy system contributes ~30% of the energy needed during tennis.
The aerobic energy system can contribute to enhanced performance during a tennis match or training even though tennis is anaerobic energy system dominant.
Yet steady-state jogging is an ineffective training method in optimizing aerobic energy system contributions.
Take a closer look at the demands experienced during a tennis match, the tennis sports analysis.
Then it becomes evident that, from an energy system perspective, tennis is a sport that predominantly relies on anaerobic energy system contributions since you cannot generate a lot of force via aerobic metabolism (aerobic energy contribution).
Optimizing aerobic energy system contributions will enhance on-court performance because the aerobic energy system contributes ~30% of the energy needed during higher intensities.
Aerobic Energy System Efficiency Impacts Anaerobic Energy System Contributions
In addition, aerobic energy system efficiency positively impacts anaerobic energy system contributions due to a faster lactate & hydrogen ion clearance.
That allows the enzymes to continue to function properly, thereby allowing the anaerobic energy system to supply more energy for a longer duration of time.
This has a positive effect on force production capabilities and hence on-court tennis performance.
There are numerous ways one can enhance aerobic energy system contributions.
We recommend interval training or circuit training as more effective alternatives.
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Also, make sure that you warm up properly before and stretch out after your training session.