Muscle Building

Muscle Building

Author: Nathan Lampson

This lesson will describe the effects that exercise has on your muscles.

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Terms to Know
Aerobic Exercise

A type of physical activity that gradually conditions slow muscles to work for longer periods of time.


A substance found naturally in muscles or used as a supplement to replenish ATP during muscle workouts allowing muscles to sustain activity for longer periods of time.


A pigment that binds oxygen for the use of ATP production.

Strength Training

A type of physical activity that increases the size of the muscles and has an affect mainly on fast muscle fibers.