Anaerobic exercises are quick, high-intensity, strength workouts in which the body does not depend on oxygen to perform the activity. The primary focus is on building lean muscle mass, bulking or toning.
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For weight loss, start with cardio for reducing fat and body mass. Anaerobics (strength training), should be added for maintaining strength and functioning. We will explain how anaerobics play a factor with weight loss.
Weights help the body to develop strength as the muscles get stronger. In addition, the rate at which the body burn calories increase. The more muscle you build, the more calories you burn post-workout, even when the body is at rest.
Sprinting, push and pullups, situps, and squats are some examples of anaerobic exercises. When combined with a healthy eating plan, achieving and maintaining your weight goal is possible.
When beginning a strength program, pace yourself slowly. Stretching before and after workouts increase flexibility and reduce soreness. Aim for sessions twice a week to start and always allow a 48-hour window for your muscles to recover.
Begin with light to moderate weights that challenge the body. Start with two sets of 8 to 10 repetitions. You can split the workouts with push and pull workouts, working “pushing” muscles in one session and “pulling” muscles in the next. This way prevents overtraining, decreasing the risk for injury. Once you feel comfortable in your workout regimen, you can increase sessions to three times a week, splitting push-pull workouts for the upper body for two sessions and targeting legs and core in the third session.
Just like with cardio, find the workout that is right for you and stick to a schedule. In doing so, your muscle strength will increase over time. Everyday activities will become easier with little effort.