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    At what exercise level does the body switch to anaerobic energy metabolism?

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    The term "anaerobic" means "without air" or "without oxygen." Anaerobic exercise uses muscles at high intensity and a high rate of work for a short period of time. Anaerobic exercise helps us increase our muscle strength and stay ready for quick bursts of speed. Examples of anaerobic exercise include heavy weight lifting, sprinting, or any rapid burst of hard exercise. These anaerobic exercises cannot last long because oxygen is not used for energy and a by-product, called lactic acid, is produced.

    Lactic Acid contributes to muscle fatigue and ...

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    This solution provides a preliminary explanation of the human body's anaerobic energy metabolism.