anaerobic exercise(redirected from supramaximal exercise)
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anaerobic exerciseA general term for exercise consisting of slow rhythmic movements against a force—e.g., calisthenics, such as push-ups, sit-ups, weight lifting—which evoke minimal increases in heart rate. Anaerobic exercise is said to strengthen muscles, increase joint mobility and reduce risk of musculoskeletal injury.
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an·ae·ro·bic ex·er·cise(an'ār-ōbik ek'sĕr-sīz)
Physical activity that alternates short bursts of energy with periods of rest.
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