Better Endurance To Have Good Results
The key to building a better endurance is not some hidden secret. It is getting enough of the right training in combination with the right food and enough rest. Sports and other activities often require that we have a better endurance to keep going. Here we will look at what can be done to ensure maximum progress.
It is important that we build up our endurance to continue to grow at whatever sport we are participating in. Even if it is just having the energy to finish that 5k in the early morning before work, or it is completing the marathon you started, nothing will help you if you do not have the endurance to keep going.
The formula known as VO2 is used to measure the amount of oxygen your body uses when exercising. This is determined in part, through genetics, but it is now known that it can be improved with training. As you train your body it learns to use oxygen more efficiently which will allow you to go farther.
Many believe that doing long distant running is one of the best ways to train your muscles and your body to use energy and oxygen most efficiently so that your endurance increases.
Usually when people think of building better endurance, they focus only on cardio exercise. This is a mistake, says many experts. If you want more endurance you will need to include weight training into your exercising. The more muscles you have to keep you going when the going is tough, the more likely you will be able to continue.
By adding in resistance training you will improve you tendons, bones, muscles and ligaments. This will give your level of fitness a more complete conditioning. Having more muscle will give you the extra you need to complete that final effort.
It may surprise many of you, but turning on the music may be just what you need to spur you forward when you feel ready to stop. New evidence shows that many athletes have increased levels of endurance when listening to their favorite pick me up songs.
Another common mistake is to become too complacent with your workouts. It is common for all of us to fall into our habits and stay in our comfort zone. This will not move you forward toward your goals. You must get outside your comfort zone if you are going to grow and improve. Give some focus to the areas that are weak and do the things you usually do not do.
Of all the sports drinks you might think of, beet juice is probably not one of them. Yet according to recent studies the nutrition found in this juice helps the body to use oxygen more efficiently. Some studies showed an increase of more than 15% greater efficiency over those who did not drink beet juice.
The most important thing is to train smart. It doesn’t help you to do to little or not enough. You need to always be monitoring what is working and what is not. Once you find what works for you best, use it, but do not get stuck in a routine that fails to improve your weak points.
Make sure to eat right and get enough rest for recovery time.