Anaerobic training is important in your fat loss routine. In the aerobic system ,oxygen is required for the body to be able to use fat for fuel. Since aerobic exercise uses oxygen to produce energy, it can use both fat and glucose for fuel. Anaerobic exercise, on the other hand, can only use glucose for fuel.
Glucose is available in the muscles for quick and short bursts of movement, and can be used when the aerobic system is maxed out for a short period of time.
When you begin to exercise vigorously, there is a temporary shortage of oxygen getting delivered to your working muscles. That means anaerobic exercise must be fueled using glucose through a process called glycolysis.
Anaerobic exercise, on the other hand, can only use glucose for fuel
Glycolysis occurs in muscle cells during high-intensity training without oxygen, producing energy quickly. This process also produces lactic acid, which is the reason why your muscles get so tired after the energy burst.
By engaging in anaerobic exercise regularly, your body will be able to tolerate and eliminate lactic acid more effectively. That means you’ll get tired less quickly.
Anaerobic training burns fat as well. Although you cannot maintain the intensity for long periods, it promotes weight management by boosting metabolism and you will burn more calories even when at rest because of the increase in muscle mass. Muscle burns everything, fat burns nothing. Resistance training also protects joints, increases bone density, fights depression and increases power.