Aerobic verses Anaerobic- the difference


AEROBIC, ANAEROBIC, what is the difference?

Aerobic activity is defined as any type of exercise in which you are increasing your heartbeat to 65% of its maximum rate for an extended period of time, usually at least 20 minutes. Aerobic activity includes running or fast walking, bike riding at a medium to fast pace, swimming, roller blading, etc. In aerobic exercise, the body will burn stored sugars (glycogen) and then will begin burning fat stored for energy.

Anaerobic activity is exercise that is done quickly for short bursts for short periods at a time such as boxing, sprinting, weight lifting, or calisthenics. In anaerobic exercise, the body is using stored sugars (glycogen), to fuel the fast-paced activity for as long as it can. Anaerobic uses stored sugars, aerobic burns stored sugars.

Pertaining to boxing there are benefits to both aerobic and anaerobic exercise. Aerobic exercise, such as running or biking, improves cardiovascular strength and endurance.

Anaerobic exercise improves muscle and joint strength, agility, and muscle tone. For example, if you are a runner, and you run 5 to 6 miles, at the same pace, several times a week, you may have above average endurance and probably you are in very good or excellent cardiovascular condition. However, in order to improve your running and take your workouts up a level, you will want to “shock” your muscles with sprint workouts or strength training in order to compliment your cardiovascular goals.

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