AEROBIC - ANAEROBIC EXERCISE
Aerobic or Anaerobic
simply means in the presence of oxygen. Activities performed
at low to moderate intensity [brisk walking, slow running,
very low weight / high repetition exercises] allow oxygen
to be used to generate energy for the muscles.
activity is any activity where the body does not use
oxygen to generate energy. The body uses different metabolic
pathways. Anaerobic activities [sprints and very heavy
/ low repetition weight lifting] tend to be short duration
[less than 90 seconds], burst of activity where the
body just doesn’t have time to circulate oxygen
to the muscles.
To maximise fat burn; include BOTH in your routines.
- Increased cardiovascular endurance
- Decreased body fat
- Doesn’t build muscle
- Decreased muscle mass - when the body uses fat
for energy it also breaks down muscle.
- Decreased speed
- Decreased power
training, the kind where you push yourself hard
for short periods of time, uses a different metabolic
system to supply the muscles with energy, which trains
the body to respond in a different way to exercise.
- Increased Cardiovascular Capacity
- Increased Cardiovascular Recovery Ability
- Strength Gains
- Power Gains
- Improved Speed
- Decreased Body Fat - yields the most post workout
- Increased Risk of Injury in Untrained People
- Requires a Good Aerobic Foundation
detail on Anaerobic Training
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