Building endurance and stamina
Whether you’re training for a marathon or chasing a toddler around the house, there are plenty of reasons to want more stamina. Often referred to as endurance, stamina is your ability to sustain a physical or mental effort for a long period of time. If you’ve been experiencing a personal energy crisis lately (outside of dealing with your utility bills), developing your endurance might be just the thing for recovering your zing.
Here are some tips to work on your endurance resilience-:
Condense mid-work outbreaks
Practitioners typically give themselves between 30 and 90 seconds of recovery time in between sets, but if your goal is greater endurance, be prepared to sacrifice break time. “By the end of your sets, your muscles should be burning—you should be breathing heavily and sweating,
Focus on holistic body exercises
Compound moves that require using more than one joint—like squats, step-ups, push-ups, and pull-ups—will improve your endurance more so than exercises in isolation. Isolated exercises like bicep curls and leg lifts aren’t going to stimulate you enough to increase your stamina.
Trick your mind to be stronger
Another important way to increase your stamina is to use the power of your mind. Our minds are the key to either pushing our bodies or stopping short. If we want to increase stamina, we have to be willing to push the envelope. to do that, we need willingness and determination.
Don’t over templatize your schedule
Switching up your workout is essential to building endurance and stamina. The human body gets used to a workout after two weeks. So, if you’re always running, start doing Muay Thai instead. Or if you’re an avid cyclist, change it up by running stairs. You need to move the muscles in a different way so that you don’t develop overuse. Plus, it becomes more motivating. It’s important to keep the mind guessing.