I was going over slides of energy expenditure in muscle cells. It mentions that in muscle tissue, the cell's energy charge ([ATP] / [AMP]) is the principle factor controlling glycolytic activity, and also that glycolysis’ primary role here is to provide ATP for contraction.
However, the slides also mentions that "Keep in mind that [ATP] + [ADP] + [AMP] remains relatively constant in the cell over short time frames" with no further explanation. I was under the impression that ATP was actively consumed in muscle tissue during intense activity (which is why lactic acid builds up in muscles: oxidative phosphorylation can't keep up with your rate of energy expenditure).
Thus, my question is Are my slides wrong? During muscle activity, is there a general lack or constancy of ATP?