Is aerobic or anaerobic exercise better for fat loss? Is there a place for both? Let’s take a look at what aerobic and anaerobic exercise are and then find out the best way to structure our exercise program for max fat loss.
Aerobic exercise is exercise that is typically lower in intensity and is done for a long duration. Aerobic exercise primarily uses fat for energy. Some of these aerobic exercises are activities such as walking, light jogging, bicycling, or using the elliptical machine.
Now, some of these can certainly be used for high-intensity exercise if you push yourself hard enough, but more times than not, they are used for staying in your fat-burning zone.
Anaerobic exercise is typically high intensity and is done for short bursts of time. The primary fuel source for anaerobic exercise is glycogen, which is manufactured from glucose.
When exercising in your anaerobic zone, your body is unable… Continue Reading