My sport is all about strength and power, not endurance. How can training the aerobic system benefit me?
Aerobic muscle fibers will significantly help bring more blood (along with oxygen and nutrients) to the anaerobic power fibers, and remove carbon dioxide and metabolic by-products. Better functioning aerobic fibers will also best protect the joints, other muscles, bones and other tissues, and improve the speed of recovery from workouts and competition.
The balance of aerobic and anaerobic systems of the body is a key component of great health and fitness. This is accomplished with proper training and great nutrition.
Through aerobic training, the body will utilize more fat for energy, and conserve glycogen. When sugar is needed during high intensity activity, such as competition, it will be more readily available. All this can help you express greater power and for longer periods of time because you’ll be able to use both fat and sugar.