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Whenever we start something, we may find it boring. So, I would suggest you for a change of mind, i.e., try different sports. Running is good for you at this stage. You said you are unable to run continuously for more than 5 minutes. If I were you, I would rather follow the run/walk strategy. Run for 2 or 3 mins and walk for 1 min and continue this for some ...


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If your base is 3-4 miles, and you intend to run a marathon in 12 weeks, you are very likely to either hurt yourself, or fail to succeed. While it is possible you can do it, you are starting from a very low volume point. I would suggest considering training more to build up a stronger base before considering a marathon. Usually the plan is 10% improvement ...


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There is a high risk of injury but it is possible. You want to get a 20 mile training run about 3 weeks before the marathon, so you have to work up your long run to 20. You can stick to 3 days a week of running, but make sure you do a long run. Below is a plan that gradually increases your long run each week. I included a floating safety week just in case ...


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In theory, you can. Stamina can be trained with any kind of muscles, as long as you are getting training is a very high volume (which implies a low intensity). Note that stamina consists of muscular endurance (which depends on the muscles that are trained), and cardiovascular endurance (which depends on the whole cardiovascular system) In practice though, ...


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The nature of tennis is 3-5 second bursts of speed with 3-5 seconds rest for around 30 seconds, followed by 30-60 seconds of rest. This suggests that the Phosphagen and Glycolitic pathways will be be called on the most. If you are able to play explosively for an hour or more before fatiguing, it is likely that the problem is not fitness, but nutrition. Your ...


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It depends. Are you trying to get better at dancing? Or are you trying to be more fit? Your "increased stamina" could fall into either category. Or both. Better at Dancing If you want to get good at a thing, you need to do the thing a lot. So: dance more. Practice solo at home, preferably in doses similar in intensity and duration to the group class. ...


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If you're preparing yourself for exertion in a hot environment, wearing more layers will help condition your body and make it easier. For general fitness, though, it has a nominal effect.


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You'll start out warmer, and you'll warm up quicker. If you're doing an early morning run when it's still chilly and there's dew out, you'd want to wear a jumper. If you're starting a run a bit later when the sun is already out and it's more nippy than chilly, or even straight up warm, not so much benefit. I don't like spending extra time warming up to do ...


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Strength Let's take 3 different people, give them a 10lb dumbbell and tell them to lift it over their head until they are too tired to keep doing it: a 10 year old girl a marathon runner a strength trainer who can overhead press 200lbs In what order do you think they would fail to be able to continue lifting the dumbbell? Unless the 10 year old girl ...


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I will address this simply from the standpoint of increasing the amount of time you can run, but I do want to point out that there are other factors that may influence this, such as your nutrition, hydration, other workouts around the run, things of that nature. You are running approximately 30 minutes, 3x a week, for around 9-10 miles total distance. If ...


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Specifically for speed, plyometric jumps onto something are good (start low and get higher), and doing your 40 yard sprints dragging something like a tire or a weighted sled; that will get your acceleration going. For stamina, probably intervals. Get a round timer for your phone, that way you can listen to music, and get the timer signal as you run. Going ...


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Get used to the idea of running slow. If you try and extend your 3-4 mile pace to marathon distance in 12 weeks you're begging for injury (as has indeed been amply stated). If you slow down about 20%, or even more, there's much less likelihood of injury, but it takes a tremendous amount of self-discipline to run slower than you want to. Good luck, but ...


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The short answer is that you will build endurance in a particular task by repeating that task. If you do a lot of pushups, you will build endurance for pushups, and to an extent for other shoulder-push movements. Doing as many pushups as possible is a fine idea, if you want to be better at doing pushups. If you want to be better at carrying something heavy ...


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I don't think there could be more appropriate URL citations than what I am about to provide: how to look like Daniel Craig [nerdfitness.com] and the James Bond workout [menshealth.com]. Granted these are from 2009 when Daniel Craig was preparing for Casino Royale--not Skyfall which I suspect you are referring to--however I would say the advice is even more ...


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Besides plyometric and dragging, I would also work on reaction speed exercises. For example, lay on the ground, wait for a signal, get up and sprint shorter distances. The reason is that your goal is to use the sprint in a team sport context where reaction speed is important. Typical reaction & sprint drills from basketball (where the distance is ...


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Nothing is going to prepare you for being on your feet for long periods of time like being on your feet for long periods of time!! I know that might sound like something out of a National Lampoon movie, but it's true. There are many things that can improve your strength, flexibility, endurance, cardiovascular health, etc, but if you are going to be walking, ...


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Long distance running will build up stamina for continuous movement, but as you said in soccer you're doing a lot of sprinting and stopping right? If you want to practice that kind of movement you could try interval running. Interval running is beneficial because it mixes all out sprints with recovery, so you end up running at your max for longer total ...


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Layering clothing is a smart idea if you live in cooler climates, or where the weather may change suddenly [A]. then what does running in a jumper [sweater] do? In my opinion, it is a throwback to the fashion from the movie Rocky. Although I like Christopher's idea of heat conditioning [B]. Notes: A - I live in Denver, CO. We can get some very ...


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This is a very interesting topic. Like what zero-divisor said you can develop stamina by training just any muscle group going for a high number of repetitions. Yes, push-ups can do the same work running will do for your legs. But however you need to ask yourself whether you want to do sprints or jogging. I will give you an example. 7 years ago I was ...


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Here's a good summary of muscles involved in skiing (in my experience, it is based on importance): Quadriceps. Hamstrings and Glutes. Inner and Outer Thighs. Calves. Abs and Back. Arms. If you would like to get/stay fit for skiing you should target these muscles. Based on personal experience, the following exercises prepare me the best for the skiing ...


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Well, first of all, I'm sorry to get to this so late, as with less than a month left it will likely be difficult to gain much from any sort of exercises. That being said, the best type of exercise for adjustment of this sort would be running, ideally with a sauna visit directly afterwards to simulate the dry environment. Running serves two purposes here. ...


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I'll try to put this in layman's terms Cycling uses mostly legs, but running uses almost all the muscles in your body. By cycling, it trains your legs and heart to be able to deliver oxygen to the working muscles. However, it doesn't do too much good with adapting the arms/core as much as running. So when you run, your upper body and core will get tired ...


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"...except that once a week I spend an hour leaping around a dance floor like a crazy person. And you know what? It turns out I am absurdly unfit. Shocking, I know. [...] I have been dancing for over 3 years now. When I say "I'm not getting fitter", I'm not saying that after just two sessions. I'm saying that after years of effort. " One hour per week is ...


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IMHO - You can cheat some, but not too much. You'll have to put in lots of time. Everyone I've talked to who has done marathons (walking or running) says they wish they did more distance, because their legs gave out. Doing lots of reps of low weight leg lifts can help with the endurance, but not replace the long walks entirely. Don't forget your ...


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To lose weight, burn more calories than you eat. This can be by working out more or eating less. To gain muscle, you need to challenge your muscles. This is most often done by lifting heavy weights. You also need a calorie surplus in order to grow. To improve stamina do the thing that requires stamina longer or more often. If you interpret "lose weight" ...



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