Originally Posted by Bobby_Light
Example of aerobic exercise are long distance running, an aerobics class, a triathlon, any endurance based sport. The body utilizes oxygen to make energy (aerobic energy system). Low intensity, long duration exercise (continuous activity for longer than 3 minutes).
Examples of anaerobic exercise are weight lifting, sprinting, football, plyometrics, powerlifting, any power based sport. The body does not use oxygen to make energy (ATP-CP and fast glycolytic energy systems). High intensity, short duration (activities lasting less than 2 to 3 minutes).
I run 2 miles every day and I played tennis the other night and it kicked my BUTT. Not used to the short sprints and bursts of energy needed... left me winded after only a couple rounds. Holy moly. Realize that's a whole nother dynamic I need to break into.