Anaerobic exercise is an extremely intense form of exercise and therefore is performed within a shorter duration of time than aerobic exercise. Anaerobic means “without oxygen” as It uses glucose instead of oxygen for fuel. It also stimulates speed and strength and has many benefits to the body!

Anaerobic exercises

  1. Develops muscle strength

  2. Maintains muscle mass

  3. Increases metabolism

Anaerobic exercise isn’t that simple, so finding someone qualified to show you the proper ways to handle anaerobic exercise is important. Equally important is warming up with a light aerobic exercise. It’s so intense, it actually causes lactate to form. It is essentially very high-intensity training within a short period of time (a few seconds to a few minutes). Here are some examples:

  1. Weights

  2. Jump squats

  3. Box jumps

  4. Resistance training

  5. Sports

  6. Pushups

  7. Pull-ups

Aerobic exercises can actually become anaerobic when they are performed at an ultra-high intensity for a shorter period of time. This would include sprinting in various capacities. There are running sprints, cycling sprints, swimming sprints, etc. While these exercises require oxygen when performed for a long period of time, sprints allow the muscles to recover fast enough to perform intervals.

Always consult your physician before beginning any nutrition or fitness program, especially if you are currently being treated for any illness or medical condition, taking prescription medication, or following a doctor recommended diet.
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