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Thinking Of Anaerobic Exercise? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Every now and then, people come across different types of exercises that claim to help them shed a few extra pounds. Weight training and cardio are two examples that come to mind, both with their own set of benefits. The more you study the science behind exercising and healthy eating, the more exposed to new terminology you’ve never heard before. Similarly, there is the anaerobic exercise which you might’ve heard of but never really bothered to look into it.

Anaerobic exercise is defined as any type of activity that basically breaks down the glucose in your body without the use of oxygen. These exercises are based on a short duration, but they are high in intensity and are extremely beneficial for weight management, increasing your stamina and endurance, and lastly, your overall fitness.

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The Science Behind Exercise and Energy

When exercising, your body requires energy. This energy comes from the breaking down of the compound, which releases energy that goes on to fuel your exercise. The molecule that breaks down is called adenosine triphosphate, aka ATP. However, oxygen is not required as a form of energy to fuel your workout when it comes to anaerobic exercises.

Benefits of Anaerobic Exercise

Before jumping on the treadmill, you should know about the amazing benefits that come with anaerobic exercise. According to research, there is evidence that shows that anaerobic exercises are actually super helpful for muscle development and that too quickly.

Many people might wonder what is the big deal about muscle development? Well, the simple answer would be once you get stronger, your stamina also increases, which means you can work out for a longer period of time without getting tired. It also improves your energy levels and boosts the body’s ability to keep glycogen.

Pexels | Lastly, it provides you with energy to work out longer, build your muscles, and increase your stamina.

Including AE in Your Workout

An average body can maintain around 2 minutes of anaerobic exercise, which is regarded as your high-intensity interval.  So the best approach to it would be if you have a good warm-up before exercising, working out at full intensity for 10 seconds, and then resting for 30. Repeating this motion until your workout is done.

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Once you’ve got the hang of it, you can increase the high-intensity duration to 20 seconds. After some 30 seconds, make sure to rest in between the intervals because your body will require rest to recover from the high-intensity workout.

To keep in mind, you need to take it slow and steady and never hesitate to reach out to a professional for extra guidance.

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