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"Endurance"

Posted Nov 23 2009 10:03pm
the ability or strength to continue or last, despite fatigue, stress, or other adverse conditions

Endurance comes in a variety of forms – sustained physical determination, mental fortitude, emotional strength. While “stamina” refers more to the ability to last through a powerful physical stress, “endurance” is the kind of resilience necessary to complete a prolonged physical stress such as a marathon.

Endurance Sports

Endurance training is quite a broad term. It's often used interchangeably with terms like "aerobic", "anaerobic", "strength" and "speed". The objective of endurance training is to develop the energy production systems to meet the demands of the event.

Endurance events consist of many thousands of muscular contractions over an extended period of time, whereas Strength or Power training requires very few maximal or near maximal muscular contractions.

Mental Endurance

Mental endurance is quite the same as physical endurance. It is the ability to keep mental focus in the face of great stressors. By improving their physical endurance, one often finds improvement in mental and emotional endurance. A healthy body is key to a healthy mind.

Endurance Market

An endurance market is one in which the strong survive. Financial staying power in difficult times brings the truly strong to the surface as the rest wash away. This is not so different than physical endurance for sports and fitness. The athlete with the most endurance may not lead the pack in the start of the race, but will come out first in the end.

Endurance Coach

Useful exercises to boost muscle fitness like endurance and stamina, include push-ups to improve endurance of arm and shoulder muscles, like biceps, triceps and deltoids, or squat-thrusts to improve endurance of gluteal, quads and lower-thigh muscles. Alternatively, try cardio-aerobic activities such as stepping, power-walking, exercise-cycling, squash or jogging to improve lower-body muscular endurance.

Muscular Strength versus Muscular Endurance

Muscular endurance and strength are related, since endurance requires a certain amount of baseline strength in order to maintain continuous tension or perform repetitive contractions against resistance.

Likewise, some increases in strength may occur as endurance improves. However, the primary difference between muscular strength and endurance is that muscular strength is expressed as the maximum amount of force that a muscle can generate in a single contraction, while muscular endurance is a measure of how many times you can move a given weight before fatiguing.

BOOTCAMP 619 is the perfect workout for improving your endurance. With improved endurance, you will find more energy and strength to meet any challenge life brings forward.

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