618_348_working-out-hungry-burns-more-fatExercises are mainly categorized in one of the following four types: Isometric, Isotonic, Anaerobic, Aerobic. I’m going to explain to you what exactly each one of these systems are. 

Isometric Exercises

Is an exercises where there is no range of motion happening yet the muscle is still engaged. Example: Holding a seated squat for thirty seconds or a plank for thirty seconds is an Isometric exercise. There is no other motion other than holding a position in place. This is a great way to strengthen the muscle and work more on the muscular endurance.

Isotonic Exercises

Lifting objects at consistent speeds is considered an Isotonic exercises. For example: Bicep curls is an Isotonic exercise. There are 2 motions that Isotonic exercise consist of, Concentric and Eccentric. Concentric motion is when the muscle is contracted and shortened. Example: Flexing your bicep is concentric motion.  An Eccentric motion is when the muscle is fully extended. Example releasing a bicep curl to complete the repetition.

Anaerobic Exercises 

Simply  is a high intensity exercise that demands quick bursts of stamina for shorter periods of time. For example: 100 meter sprint, is an Anaerobic exercise

Aerobic Exercises

Is a prolonged period of training that tones out the body and builds heart and lung endurance by putting the body through a longer sustained exercise. Example: swimming, biking, jogging and dancing are all examples of Aerobic exercises.

These are 4 different systems you can think about working when at the gym.Of course you can create a combinations of different systems in one session. For example: Doing a circuit with weighted squats, push ups and sprints is working both the Isometric and Aerobic systems.

Have a good training!


  • Joe

    Anaerobic also means without the need of oxygen, where Aerobic means with oxygen…

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