Of various types and forms of exercises, one special form is anaerobic exercises. This is nothing but a short lasting exercise of a highly intense activity where the demand of oxygen by our body exceeds the supply. For example exercises like sprinting, weightlifting, cycling, rowing etc. are anaerobic in nature. The by-product of anaerobic glycolysis, lactate, has traditionally been thought to be detrimental to muscle function. However, this appears likely only when lactate levels are very high.
Anaerobic exercises have a lower impact on the cardiovascular system and their effectiveness of these exercises can be improved through training. As a general reference, these exercises lasts from a few seconds to up to about two minutes and the muscle energy systems trained using anaerobic exercises are developed differently compared to aerobic exercises.
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