Anaerobic vs Aerobic Training

Updated: Jan 29

Hi Friends of Oompf, it's Alvan here. Today we will be talking about aerobic and anaerobic training and why it is important?

Anaerobic VS Aerobic training

Aerobic exercise is what you know as “cardio”. It can include jogging, cycling or any activity that you can sustain over a long period of time. Some benefits of aerobic exercise includes: 1. Increase your endurance 2. Improves cardiac health 3. Improves blood regulation 4. Helps decrease the risk of developing coronary artery disease, cancer and diabetes

Anaerobic exercises involve quick bursts of energy and are performed at maximum effort for a short time. This includes jumping, sprinting, heavy weight lifting and High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). While performing anaerobic exercise, your body requires immediate energy and relies on stored energy sources, rather than oxygen, to fuel itself. That includes breaking down glucose which is why anaerobic exercise is more effective in burning calories. Benefits include:

1. Helps boost metabolism 2. Allows for maintenance or building of lean muscle 3. Strengthens bones 4. Burn high amount of calories in a shorter time compared to aerobic exercise Why is cardio important? Besides aiding weight loss and increasing one's metabolism, cardiovascular training is important in improving heart health and helping the body function optimally. It helps to strengthen the heart and lungs, allowing oxygen to be pumped more efficiently throughout the body and it also lowers blood pressure, while keeping your arteries clear by raising “good” high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol and lowering “bad” low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels in the blood.