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What are the types of cardiovascular training?

Cardio training increases the function, capacity, and health of the heart and lungs. There are basically two types of cardio training: aerobic and anaerobic.

Aerobic training, which means in the presence of oxygen, is training that allows the exerciser to breathe in more oxygen, delivering more oxygen to the muscles; therefore, allowing the body to burn more fat (for fat to burn, oxygen must be present).

Anaerobic training, which means without oxygen, is training that does not allow the exerciser to breathe in as much oxygen, limiting the amount of oxygen to the muscles requiring the body to gain energy from carbohydrates, a form of sugar in the body.

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