I wanted to share some insights on endurance I’ve learned which can be game-changing.
As we navigate challenging times, having the stamina to persevere is so important.
Endurance comes in 4 main types:
- Muscular endurance – training muscles to perform repeated movements efficiently over extended periods. Simple exercises like squats and pushups build this.
- Single-set training – high-volume workouts with minimal rest periods develop the ability to push through when fatigue sets in.
- HIIT cardio – short, intense intervals paired with recovery periods shock the body over time into needing less oxygen to work harder.
- Long, steady cardio – low-to-moderate intensity workouts for prolonged durations activate the body’s slow-twitch muscle fibers and breathing mechanisms differently.
I’m so passionate about unlocking our full potential through endurance training.
There’s nothing more empowering than pushing your limits and discovering you have even more to give.
A few key concepts that can help in this journey include:
Efficiency of Effort: Form is everything. Proper breathing, alignment and movement recycling minimize wasted energy. This allows higher quality work for longer.
Hydration: Drinking enough water, especially before and during exercise, improves cardiovascular function and thermoregulation. Even being 1-2% dehydrated impairs performance.
Oxygenating Muscles: Proper breathing techniques maximize oxygen delivery to working muscles. Over time, this literally strengthens your heart muscle and vascular system for increased work capacity.
Motivation for Long Bouts: Maintaining focus and drive for extended periods requires mental tricks like varying intensity, setting mini-goals and visualizing your “extra gear”.
This untapped next level comes from pushing past what’s comfortable.
Accelerating as fatigue sets in recruits fast-twitch muscle fibers and stimulates new neural and metabolic adaptations.
Unlocking your full endurance potential starts here.
I’m constantly inspired by your perseverance in navigating life’s challenges.
As Best of You members, you have the tools, resources and each other for unlimited motivation and success.
This week, let’s focus on maximizing quality through accelerating as fatigue sets in.
Share your experiences in the comment section.
And remember, I’m always here for you on this empowering journey toward your full potential.