What is aerobic vs anaerobic exercise?
Aerobic means ‘with air’ and refers to the body producing energy with the use of oxygen. This typically involves any exercise that lasts longer than two minutes in duration. Continuous ‘steady state’ exercise is performed aerobically. Anaerobic means ‘without air’ and refers to the body producing energy without oxygen.
What is the main purpose of anaerobic exercise?
Anaerobic exercise is good for weight loss as it increases your energy expenditure, which burns more calories and helps to break down fat tissue. Anaerobic exercise also helps you build muscle, which can help improve your overall body composition.
Which is the best example of an anaerobic exercise?
- high intensity interval training (HIIT)