Anaerobic or Aerobic Training and there Importance.

June 11, 2023 2 min read

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What is meant with anaerobic and aerobic training and why is it so important?

Aerobic and anaerobic training are two different types of exercise that have different benefits and importance. Aerobic exercise is any type of exercise that gets your heart rate up and your blood pumping. It includes activities like running, swimming, biking, and dancing. Anaerobic exercise is a type of exercise that requires short bursts of intense energy, such as sprinting, weightlifting, and HIIT (high-intensity interval training).

Aerobic Exercise

Aerobic exercise is important for overall health and fitness. It can help to:

  • Improve cardiovascular health
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes
  • Improve lung function
  • Control weight
  • Boost mood
  • Improve sleep
  • Increase energy levels
  • Strengthen bones and muscles
  • Improve balance and coordination
  • Reduce the risk of falls
  • Enhance cognitive function

Anaerobic Exercise

Anaerobic exercise is important for building muscle strength and power. It can also help to:

  • Improve athletic performance
  • Increase bone density
  • Improve body composition
  • Boost metabolism
  • Improve mood
  • Reduce the risk of injuries

Importance of Both Aerobic and Anaerobic Exercise

Both aerobic and anaerobic exercise are important for overall health and fitness. Aerobic exercise is more important for cardiovascular health, while anaerobic exercise is more important for building muscle strength and power. However, both types of exercise can help to improve overall health and well-being.

The Best Way to Combine Aerobic and Anaerobic Exercise

The best way to combine aerobic and anaerobic exercise is to do a mix of both types of exercise throughout the week. For example, you could do 30 minutes of aerobic exercise on most days of the week and then add in a few days of anaerobic exercise, such as weightlifting or HIIT.

If you are new to exercise, it is important to start slowly and gradually increase the intensity and duration of your workouts. It is also important to talk to your doctor before starting any new exercise program.

Here are some examples of aerobic and anaerobic exercises:

Aerobic Exercises

  • Running
  • Swimming
  • Biking
  • Dancing
  • Rowing
  • Hiking
  • Spinning
  • Zumba

Anaerobic Exercises

  • Weightlifting
  • Sprinting
  • HIIT (high-intensity interval training)
  • Plyometrics
  • Bodyweight training
  • Kettlebell training
  • CrossFit

 For further reading on this subject read " A more technical appreciation of Aerobic & Anaerobic Training


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