Anaerobic Metabolic Conditioning

by: Len Kravitz, PhD , Nick Beltz, MS and Jonathan N. Mike, MS

What happens during anaerobic training, and how can personal trainers best implement this type of program with clients?

Many personal trainers design anaerobic workouts for their clients—it is an innovative strategy that helps many people reach their goals. Competitive athletes have been training anaerobically for years. Bu these types of programs also offer recreational exercise enthusiasts challenge, variety and unique physiological adaptations. Common elements of an anaerobic workout include intervals, sprints, repeated sprints and multiple-sequence exercise combinations performed at higher intensities with shorter duration (Bishop, Girard & Mendez- Villanueva 2011).

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IDEA Fitness Journal, Volume 11, Issue 4

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About the Authors

Len Kravitz, PhD

Len Kravitz, PhD IDEA Author/Presenter

Len Kravitz, PhD, is the program coordinator of exercise science and a researcher at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, where he recently won the Outstanding Teacher of the Year award. Len w...

Nick Beltz, MS IDEA Author/Presenter

Nick Beltz, MS, is an exercise science doctoral student at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. His interests include clinical populations, disease prevention, risk factor modification, nutritio...

Jonathan N. Mike, MS IDEA Author/Presenter

Jonathan N. Mike, MS, CSCS, USAW, NSCA-CPT, is a doctoral candidate in the exercise science department at the University of New Mexico. His research interests include strength and power performance, c...