There are two basic types of workout and out of those twoseveral more forms have emerged. But the basics are the same, cardio (aerobic)type and muscle building (anaerobic) type. Each of those types is increasingthe healthy state of the organism, which is the most important thing, althoughin different ways.
Cardio workout type utilizes the oxygen for performing themuscle contraction and that enables the muscles to perform certain exercise fora long period. Of course, strength used, or we should say contraction is set atvery low intensity and that is why there is no lactic acid accumulated, whichleads to tiredness of the muscles. Types of exercises that can be performed forcardio workout are running and swimming as basic forms. Even weight lifting isallowed, but with really low weight values.
Muscle mass workout
This type of workout is all about fast, explosivecontractions that are used for subduing high weight values. Since there is notime for oxygen to be involved, lactic acid starts to accumulate, which exhauststhe muscles and therefore, these exercises cannot be done for too long, so,higher the weight lifted, shorter the exercise is. This type is excellent forincreasing the muscle mass and is used in bodybuilding. To maintain constantmuscle mass increase, it is important to add more weight after some time, whenexercising becomes easier.
Types of exercise
There are several basic exercises that should be done nomatter what type of workout is done. Squats are one of those exercises thatshould be applied in various forms and with different intensity. Usually,squats are performed with weights. Again, in this case too, there is a rule that says moreweight, more muscles is applied. Some experts also say that squats withoutweights should also be applied, especially if a person is a beginner when itcomes to exercises. Additional weight should not be used immediately because itcan put a lot of strain, particularly on the knees, thus provoking some kind ofunwanted injury. When performing squats, with or without weights, it isimportant for a posture to be proper. Backbone has to be as straight aspossible, feet positioned in a shoulder width and when going up, hands can beat side or in front of the body. It has to be emphasized that squats without weights have thesame positive effects as squats with weights.