Aerobic and Anaerobic - ExCarbs

Aerobic and
Anaerobic

There are two main types of exercise:
Aerobic exercise

Aerobic exercise uses large groups of muscles contracting at relatively low rates, meaning it can be maintained for a long time.

Examples are:

  • Cycling
  • Swimming
  • Jogging
  • Fast walking
Anaerobic exercise

Anaerobic exercise happens when there is a higher rate of muscle contractions in a shorter period of time.

Examples are:

  • Sprinting
  • Resistance training
  • Weightlifting

Racquet sports such as tennis, squash and badminton, or even non-racquet sports such as soccer, have elements of Anaerobic and Aerobic activity.