Muscle Building Exercise – What Does it Take

All exercises build muscle. Simple walking increases the heart rate. The heart is a muscle and needs to be exercised. Muscle building exercises can be broken down into two types aerobic and anaerobic. An aerobic exercise causes your body to break down oxygen to create energy. An anaerobic exercise creates energy without using oxygen. Both types of exercises are beneficial to the body and should be used in conjunction with each other.

Prior to starting any muscle building exercise routine the muscles in the body must be stretched prior to performing the exercise. Stretching allows the muscles to be limber and flexible thus allowing greater stress on the muscles during exercise. Effective stretching prior to exercise allows more exercise to be done in a given workout.

Aerobic exercise includes jogging, exercise bicycles, air gliders and ski machines. This type of exercise is usually for an extended period of time, bringing the heart rate up to 70% of the maximum heart rate. The maximum heart rate for men is 220 minus your age. The maximum heart rate for women is 225 minus your age. Aerobic exercise will generally burn 25% muscle and 75% fat during the exercise. Due to this fact, an aerobic exercise program builds muscle but more importantly burns fat which results in weight loss. Aerobic exercise builds the cardiovascular and circulatory systems.

Anaerobic exercise is generally considered to be exercise that includes weight training, resistance machines and dumbbells. This type of exercise is generally preformed for a shorter period of time with more stress placed on the muscles during that time. Anaerobic exercise burns 100% muscle during the exercise. Anaerobic exercise builds muscle and bone.

The body is a machine with different systems MK677 Ibutamoren that depend upon each other. Muscle building exercise must include a strong cardiovascular and circulatory system to allow blood to be carried to the muscles being exercised. A large water pump that can only pump water through a 1″ hose will only pump so much water in a given time and not meet the demand. Similarly, a small pump hooked to a big hose is only going to pump water to the capacity of the pump and not meet the demand. Aerobic exercise increases both the size and the capacity of the pump, the cardiovascular system. Aerobic exercise increases the size of the hose, the circulatory system. Having a large pump and large hose allows any muscle building exercise program to be utilized more efficiently.

Any muscle building exercise program must include both aerobic and anaerobic exercises. One cannot be neglected for the other. It makes little sense to attempt to build muscles through anaerobic exercise when the muscles are being starved for blood flow by a decreased capacity cardio/circulatory system. Aerobic and anaerobic muscle building programs go hand in hand. A strong body cannot be created with a weak cardio/circulatory system. Similarly, a strong cardio/circulatory system allows for a stronger healthier body.

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