Tips For Training and Developing Endurance

April 25, 2018

 

Do you often run out of gas during your workout or class? It happens to the best of us and it really sucks. The good news is some small things you can do to help.

 

1) Stay Hydrated!

 

Hydration is essential for many of the bodily processes including energy production. It is important to stay hydrated before, during and after all training. It helps to keep your joints lubricated, regulate your body temperature, the transportation of nutrients and cellular level energy production. Dehydration can cause dizziness, muscle cramps, and post work out muscle aches.

 

2) Get Warmed Up

 

Warming up gets the body ready for exercise, preparing your cardiovascular, muscular and nervous systems. Not warming up might not only affect your workout but can lead to injuries.

 

3) Wear The Right Gear

 

Compression clothing has been shown to increase the body’s ability to re-oxygenate muscle tissue, leading to better muscle performance and endurance. They also helps in reducing muscle fatigue and protecting your joints. 

 

4) Get Strong

 

Strength training will boost your endurance in training. Many studies have shown that athletes who included strength training noticed an increase in speed and energy, as well as less injury. 

 

5) Eat Right

 

It is so important to maintain a balanced diet.  You can’t out-exercise a poor diet. Consuming a nutritious meal helps your body to replace the blood sugar you burn, repair any broken down muscle tissue, powers your body and brain, helps overcome any mental obstacles, and to push your limits to last longer in training.

 

6) Intelligent Training

 

To prevent burnout, gradually increase your workout intensity rather than training at high intensity for extended periods of time. More is not always better! Quality beats quantity, so focus on making progress and then building on it. 

 

7) Recovery Time

 

It’s just as important to have quality recovery! Take time to cool down properly and ensure that you get enough sleep. Take good care of yourself and getting ample rest to get into your best shape!

 

 

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