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Anaerobic exercise

Anaerobic exercise

Learn how short bursts of intense exercise can make you more explosive and powerful.

The Literal translation of Anaerobic is "without air."

The term anaerobic means to perform exercise without oxygen. Anaerobic exercise like sprinting, weight lifting and boxing stress the muscles at a very high intensity for short bursts of time.

These high intensity types of exercises develop the muscles differently compared to aerobic exercise, leading to greater bursts of speed and power for short periods of time.

Examples of Anaerobic exercise

Any high intensity activity which lasts for a few seconds or up to about 2 minutes is classed as anaerobic. Here are a few examples of anaerobic exercises:

  1. Sprinting
  2. Weightlifting
  3. Press-Ups
  4. Pull-Ups

On the other hand, Aerobic exercises such as walking and jogging require oxygen to generate enough energy for prolonged exercise. You can read about aerobic exercise here.

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