have heard the term aerobics exercise
but you may or may not have
heard the term anaerobics. Aerobic means with oxygen
while anaerobic means without oxygen.
While doing aerobic
exercises, your muscles need oxygen to perform efficiently and fat
needs oxygen to burn.
Aerobic exercises give you the best fat
Although aerobics are best for burning fat, anaerobic training will
give you the best benefit for building and toning lean
The more lean muscle you have the higher your basal
Which in turn means you will be burning more
calories during the day and night.
While strengthening is the most common form of this type of exercise,
there are other types that are considered anaerobics.
most common anaerobic workout is
Although most people think of strength training as weight lifting there
are other types of strength training exercises.
are a great way to provide resistance to your
muscles and building strength.
These are inexpensive, take up
very little room and can travel with you.
This makes it convienent and you will always have your
exercise equipment handy.
You can also build muscles with dumbbell exercises
. These are
also a great alternative to weight lifting.
You can purchase
various sizes and weights and get either fixed weight dumbbells or
adjustable weight dumbbells.
Lastly, you can always use your own body weight to strengthen and tone
your muscles. Body
are a great way to start with this type of
people associate anaerobics with just strength training
like weight lifting, however, certain exercises that many think of as
aerobic are really anaerobic exercises.
sprinting or jump roping can be anaerobic exercises if performed at an
extremely high intense level.
This is where some of the confusion comes from. Most people
assume running is an aerobic exercise.
If done at a certain
intensity level it does still require oxygen, therefore it is an
But as the intensity level increases, and
the body cannot supply sufficient oxygen, it will switch to using a
higher percent of carbs and a lower percent of fat for fuel.
When these types of exercises are done at an extreme level they
become an anaerobics workout.
Exercises like sprinting are providing benefits of building muscle,
burning calories and strengthening your heart.
Read this article on Interval Training that mixes anaerobic exercise and
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the most out of your strength training exercises by doing a circuit
training. This form of workout combines strength training with
spurts of high intense aerobics.
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