What is Anaerobic Fitness Training?

Anaerobic in its simpliest terms, means without oxygen. When you do aerobic training, you are maintaining a certain heart rate for a certain time duration or distance. A great example would be doing a half or full marathon. When doing anaerobic training, if you want to get the feeling of what this feels like, then sprint as fast as you can for 100 meters.

This type of fitness training is utilizing sudden quick bursts of energy, such as sprinting, jumping, hopping, but for shorter duration periods versus aerobic training. By doing this type of training, it can help with improving speed, power, agility and increasing lean body mass. If you ever look at the type of action that a football does in a game, they are short duration plays. If they get a chance to run the ball, it is quick. Even when they are running for that long pass, when they catch it they are either tackled or they sprinting even faster to make a touchdown, but it only lasts a certain amount of seconds, not minutes.

Leave a Comment

NOTE - You can use these HTML tags and attributes:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>