Anaerobic Exercise: Definition, Benefits & Examples


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Which of the following is NOT a type of anaerobic exercise?

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1. What does anaerobic mean?

2. Which of the following is FALSE about lactic acid?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Exercise activities that rely on muscle energy instead of oxygen are called anaerobic exercises. This quiz and worksheet combo will help you quickly access your understanding of anaerobic exercise and related terms, like lactic acid.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz to test your understanding of the following:

  • The definition of anaerobic exercise
  • Examples of anaerobic exercises versus aerobic exercises
  • The definition of lactic acid

Skills Practiced

With this quiz and worksheet, students can practice the following skills:

  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding anaerobic exercise
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about anaerobic exercise and lactic acid
  • Distinguishing differences- compare and contrast aerobic and anaerobic exercise

Additional Learning

To learn more about the two types of exercise, review the accompanying lesson on What Is Anaerobic Exercise. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand what anaerobic exercise is
  • Identify examples of anaerobic exercises and know how each is performed
  • Know the benefits of anaerobic exercise
  • Define terms related to anaerobic exercise