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How should I build up endurance?

How should I build up endurance?

Baby steps: what can u do now? if not exercising regularly start a program of what u do now comfortably (that is just before u start to get short of breath is when u stop). Do that 4-6 days a week. Each WEEK, do a little more. HRS, MD, FACC ...Read more

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Improving Endurance (Checklist)

Keep resistance moderate for your exercises
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Maintain high repetition for your exercises
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Cycle, jog, use an elliptical, or use a stair stepper
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Increase duration regularly
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Does weight training build endurance?

Specific: Lighter weights with many reps will help build endurance for that specific movement. Curls will not help you run longer. Being stronger in the upper body will allow you to maintain better form longer and keep you going longer (if your legs permit) by not fatiguing the upper body as quickly. Dynamic weight training will build strength over a greater range of movements. Good Luck ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can improve running endurance?

Can i tell me how i can improve running endurance?

Slowly and over time: The best way to improve running endurance, as defined by your ability to keep going for a half hour, hour, two hours, three hours, and beyond, is to gradually build up at an easy pace from whereever you are at. Run at a pace where you can talk, supplement with gels on longer runs, and aim for 3-4 runs a week. Hal higdon has great programs on his website (free) for runners at all levels. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why is my running endurance getting worse over time?

More Info: If you are fifty and asking this question, you should get the book "Running Past Fifty" by Richard Benyo. Not sure if it is still out there, as it was published in 1998 by Human Kinetics. Is it your speed or time or distance. Only very few keep their speed past 50. Distance and time endurance take longer to achieve and maintain. Rest is critical, recovery takes much longer.(63,Level I USAT coach) ...Read more

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What is the fastest way I can increase my endurance and speed?

What is the fastest way I can increase my endurance and speed?

Two different goals?: The best way to increase your enduance is to run whatever you can comfortably do and increase that amount by about 10% on a weekly basis. That will help you be able to run further. Now if you want to run faster, you must work on speed training. That will involve a combination of short sprints of about 60-90 seconds with 90% intensity and shorter 10-15 seconds sprints at almost top speed. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's true smoking can slow up your endurance?

Yes: Smoking decrease oxygen, there fore there is less oxygen to the muscles decreasing performance and endurance. ...Read more

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What diet is recommended when someone is doing endurance training?

What diet is recommended when someone is doing endurance training?

High complex carbs: For endurance training you need to store alot of glycogen in your muscles. Glycogen comes from carbohydrates in your diet. Thats why you hear the term carbohydrate loading before a big race. More carbs, more glycogen, longer endurance due to breakdown of glycogen to glucose in the blood and energy for the muscles. ...Read more

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What kind of endurance training should I do to get the best results?

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What kind of endurance training should I do to get the best results?

Strength-endurance: You want to be as strong as possible for as long as possible. ...Read more

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Is endurance exercise better for mental cognition than strength exercise?

Is endurance exercise better for mental cognition than strength exercise?

Best=what you'll do!: Yes, endurance/other activity that raises hr is better than simply lifting weights, eg. But the regimen need not be overly strenuous. Even walking has been shown to have beneficial effects on cognitive function of "seniors" (note the numerous articles by art kramer, phd, and colleagues). So it is best to select or continue an activity that is enjoyable and engage in it on a regular basis. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the minimum requirement of sodium (mg) for an endurance athlete?

Could you tell me what is the minimum requirement of sodium (mg) for an endurance athlete?

No minimum: The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend an upper limit for sodium consumption of 2,300 milligrams of sodium per day for adults. Generally the lower the better. ...Read more

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If i wank a day after workinng out will it have any effect (e.g.musclar gains or endurance levels?

If i wank a day after workinng out will it have any effect (e.g.musclar gains or endurance levels?

Depends: It depends on how often and how vigorously. For some people wanking is an aerobic and strengthening activity, because of the effort and positions involved. Some people have reported here that they experience muscle and back pains afterwards, and the assumption is a fair amount of exertion/contortion/repetition were expended. But generally, a normal wank should not affect your training. ...Read more

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Looking for a weight training program to get stronger with better endurance. Could you suggest any please?

Looking for a weight training program to get stronger with better endurance. Could you suggest any please?

Balance!: Weight training with more repititions will give your both a resistance and cardio workout at the same time, particualrly if you lift for at least thirty minutes. You will also burn more calories, but you will gain less strength for the time put in. This is called circuit weight training. Having a heart rate monitor is good, so you can make sure you are in your "target heart rate.". ...Read more

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Does the sodium loss in endurance athletes go down the more years they participate in training and racing?

Does the sodium loss in endurance athletes go down the more years they participate in training  and racing?

Kidneys: The regulatory mechanisms do not change. They will conserve salt to correct volume. Most athletes replace fluid and electrolytes whether necessary or not. Doubt this changes with experience. ...Read more

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Which is better for endurance? I can either go running or cycling so which one would improve my endurance quicker?

Which is better for endurance? I can either go running or cycling so which one would improve my endurance quicker?

Many opinions: I would think both would be effective for endurance (actually, swimming would probably be #1.) to increase your endurance you have to alter the intensity, frequency and duration of the activity. ...Read more

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Im a sanctioned endurance athlete subject to wada ibited substances rules. At 51 im feeling the signs & symptoms low t. What are my options?

Im a sanctioned endurance athlete subject to wada ibited substances rules.  At 51 im feeling the signs & symptoms low t.  What are my options?

Get checked: Get your am free and total testosterone levels checked. If they are low and depending on the cause you may apply for a therapeutic use exemption. It may be a tough sell to your national governing body but it is worth an investigation. Your symptoms more likely are due to overtraining, so speak to a trained primary care sports medicine specialist. ...Read more