Endurance Workouts to Increase Your Energy and Stamina
Do you participate in an endurance sport or just want to improve your staying power? By adding high-intensity interval training, such as endurance workouts, to your routine, you can increase stamina, build muscle and burn fat. As you use all of your body's major muscles simultaneously, you boost your metabolism, which fuels weight loss. To reach your optimal level of performance, you need to make sure to maintain proper hydration, keep up your protein intake, improve your warm ups, increase strength training and get the right supplementation.
We want to see you go the distance, so we explored all of the incredible information out there to find some great ways to help you improve your aerobic and anaerobic endurance. While aerobic exercises improve your body's oxygen consumption and enlist slow-twitch muscles to be active for sustained periods of time, anaerobic exercises do not require oxygen to generate force and use fast-twitch muscles for short periods of time. Ideally every athlete wants a good balance of aerobic and anaerobic endurance. To give you the motivation you need to go faster and farther than ever before, we put together a few videos along with a Pinterest board dedicated to endurance workouts
Elevating Your Endurance
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The finale of BeFit's Max Strength Series is this 40-minute total-body endurance-training workout that is a unique combination of interval training, weight training and plyometric moves, along with some Yoga- and Pilates-inspired body weight exercises.
To get started, you’ll need some equipment:
- Medicine Ball
- Set of Dumbbells
- Yoga Mat
Don’t forget to have a bottle of water and a towel nearby to stay hydrated while completing this routine, which includes the following exercises:
- Air Ball
- Bear Crawl
- Bulgarian Split Squat
- Burpee Broad Jumps
- Butt Kicks
- Dumbbell Push Press
- Dumbbell Snatch
- Dumbbell Sumo Dead Lift
- High Knees
- Hollow Hold
- Jumping Goblet Squat
- Lunge to Twist
- Medicine Ball Flutter Kicks
- Medicine Ball Mountain Climbers
- Medicine Ball Sit Ups
- Medicine Ball Slam
- Medicine Ball Wood Chop
- Tricep Dips
This endurance workout ends with some much needed stretching. Do you feel the burn?
Improve Your Endurance and Agility
Ready to take your endurance farther than ever before? Fitness Blender’s Sport Endurance and Agility Workout video will help you get there. They've created an excellent workout for increasing stamina, improving speed and enhancing agility. This workout includes two rounds of eight different exercises with 16 repetitions of each exercise.
Before you do this workout video, be sure to warm up, and when the video is over cool down.
- Lateral Hops
- Squat Jumps
- Ventral Hops
- Lateral Jumps
- Jumping Lunges
- Agility Dots
- Mountain Climbers
Taking Endurance to the Extreme
Watch D.O.C. (Team Wingate) do some extreme endurance training with this exceptionally challenging 120-repetition superset. From holding his 195-pound friend to multiple sets of dips on the parallel bars to behind-the-head pull-ups with a wide grip, D.O.C. really runs the gamut with this endurance workout.
More Endurance Workouts on Pinterest
Be sure to check out the collection of endurance training and workout-related pins on the HGH.com Pinterest board.
Follow Bodybuilding's Endurance Workouts Pinterest board.