When it comes to achieving big fitness goals, endurance plays a key role. In the physical fitness world, endurance is how well you can endure both cardiovascular and physical strain. Improving your endurance allows you to work longer and harder to improve your body. Therefore, whether you’re training for an obstacle course race, training to break a record, or training to become a better athlete, endurance is your friend. To boost your endurance so you can become the best version of yourself, take a look at these three tips!
How Can You Create A Strong Foundation of Strength?
To achieve top endurance, foundational strength is essential. Foundational muscle groups include your core, legs, arms, and cardiovascular system. The best way to build strong core muscles is through strength training. Group fitness classes and personal coaching are both ideal ways to gain a strong foundation of strength.
What Are the Best Ways to Engage In Active Recovery?
All workout plans have days and periods for recovery. The key to building endurance is to take advantage of those periods by engaging in active recovery. Instead of taking entire days off, take a recovery day to engage in yoga or stretching exercises. Likewise, between high-intensity sprints, take a light jog instead of sitting down to rest. Keeping your muscles in similar motion throughout recovery times will help you build endurance.
How to Maintain Variety In Your Workout
Doing the same workout over and over again will not help you build endurance. To build endurance you must engage your body in a variety of physical activities. Many personal coaches recommend combining strength training, cardiovascular workouts, and HIIT workouts to create a well-rounded physical activity plan that works to build endurance.
A key to endurance is creating power behind your movement. Plyometrics are an ideal way to build powerful muscles. Examples of plyometric exercises include:
- Jumping rope
- Box jumps
- Jump squats
Incorporating these activities into your workouts will help your muscles become familiar with impact and be able to endure longer and harder physical activity.
Last, to build endurance you must commit to your physical routine. Skipped workouts or workouts where you do not give it your all do little to increase what you’re able to endure. If you want to be the best physical version of yourself, you must commit to becoming that person – no excuses. Find ways to keep yourself motivated such as reading books, following fitness blogs, or keeping an activity tracker.
Enroll at RFT Coaching to Improve Your Endurance
If you’re ready to commit to your physical goals and build your endurance, then it’s time to enroll at RFT Coaching. We offer a variety of team strength and conditioning classes as well as OCR Training, Mountain Fitness, and Personal Coaching. To improve your endurance, we highly recommend personal coaching sessions. Our founder, Chris Judy, has a background in endurance sports and will work alongside you to create a one-of-a-kind fitness plan that engages your core muscles and builds endurance.
To schedule your first personal coaching session, call us at 801-685-6001 or contact us online today.