Questions tagged [endurance]

Endurance is the ability of an organism to exert itself and remain active for a long period of time, as well as its ability to resist, withstand, recover from, and have immunity to trauma, wounds, or fatigue. It is usually used in aerobic or anaerobic exercise.

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Physiological ideal endurance event: short interval/short rest OR long interval/long rest

Simplified Version: For an endurance event that is 100% intervals, what is an ideal rest period to maximize things like lactate clearing, glycogen replenishing, etc? Details: There is a cycling ...
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Endurance workout with kettlebells

Is kettlebell swing an exercise that you can, with enough training to adapt, do for hours, just like you can row or swim for hours? Is it a viable workout to keep up the form in the winter, or it will ...
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If I train for more endurance doing low intensity activities, would that help me in a fight?

One of the most common training activities for boxing is jogging long distances, as seen in Rocky movies. However, jogging is a low intensity activity. The actual boxing match is a high intensity ...
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When you become a more conditioned athlete, how has your body changed?

A boxer gets tired out in 3 rounds at his current physical state and health. He then trains in a way that would enable him to last a 12 round fight. What exactly is happening to his body that will ...
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In a fight, all else equal, would someone with higher fast twitch muscles tire out faster than someone with higher slow twitch muscles?

Suppose two people get into a fight. All else equal, one has higher fast twitch muscle ratio while the other has higher slow twitch muscle ratio. Can we say that the longer the fight goes on, the ...
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How was Michael Jordan able to average 40+ minutes per game with all of his fast twitch muscles? [closed]

We know that MJ had a high fast to slow twitch muscle ratio due to his explosive athleticism. If so, we would expect him to tire out fast. But that is not the case. He averaged over 40 minutes per ...
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How come LeBron James have more stamina than an average person?

It is obvious that LeBron James have a much higher percentage of fast twitch muscles compared to an average person. This means that an average person has a higher percentage of slow twitch muscles. ...
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All else equal, would a stronger person have more stamina than weaker person?

Suppose that a weaker person would push against a brick wall at maximum effort until he literally has no energy to move. It would take time X for this to happen. A stronger person then push against a ...
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Effects of Physical Exercise on Cognitive Abilities?

I've heard that especially endurance training helps to increase cognitive abilities due to increased efficiency of oxygen transportation. But I am sure there must be more to this. What are the effects ...
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What is the quickest way of replenishing glycogen stores post-workout?

I've recently taken up training for cycling quite intensively, and I was wondering what would be the fastest way of replenishing my glycogen stores before the next day's workout? I've drawn up a ...
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Negative consequences of taking caffeine for (cardio) endurance

I know caffeine increases your endurance/cardio abilities, but does anyone know of any negative effects that could arise during exercise because of caffeine? For example, does the heart rate change ...
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What actions would stop the signal cascades yielding mitochondria growth during basic endurance training?

I often read it is recommended to either train in HIT or LIT, because that training leads to growth in volume or density of mitochondria. See e.g. https://physoc.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10....
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What are some good alternatives to the Maffetone method for building an aerobic base?

My goals, simply stated (in order of highest priority first) Improve overall health through fitness (for me this would include losing some weight, I hover around 190lbs as a 6'0" male, ~37 years ...
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Bring sally up Training and volume quantification

When one does the Bring Sally Up training with any exercise, does the time under tension count as additional volume, or is volume just about how many repetitions you do? For example, should 1 minute ...
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Does Performing Easier Exercise Reduce Endurance?

Recently, I was injured. Before injury, I would do HIIT workouts that push my body to the limit. I do it regularly (4 or 5 times a week). During injury, I could only do running (around 1km everyday). ...
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Doing 110 pull ups in a row non stop

How does the average Joe and the plain Jane train and prepare to do 110 pull ups in a row non-stop super strict form and no hanging rest,both hands always holding the bar and at least one repetition ...
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How to prepare for long distance walking for physical fitness test?

A job interview requires the male candidates to walk 26 kilometres within 4 hours as a test of Physical fitness. Quoted below is an excerpt from the guidelines: The First Phase Test for Forester-I ...
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How can you determine the percentage of tempo and endurance for your weekly trainings?

On my recent question What should you do between short running series? I got interested in the comments regarding how to train for a 10 K race at a pace of 4 min/km: (...) far more effective - and ...
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How much time is long enough for endurance practice?

In my quest to improve endurance when running, hit on this site which suggests to perform exercise at a moderate level of intensity for an extended period. Question is what does extended period here ...
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Are many short trainings per day on elliptical training machine somehow effective?

I work at home and I bought an elliptical training machine. So I can train as many times per day as I want. It would be comfortable for me to work for about 30 minutes and then make 5 minutes break ...
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What are some ways to improve muscle endurance?

I have recently returned to the gym and I am trying to get back to my former glory (and exceed eventually). The big problem I see is that I can complete a set with full range of motion, but following ...
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Are partial reps okay?

Now I am new to the gym (well, returning after a 10 year break) and unsurprisingly have lost a lot of strength and endurance over the years. After about a month of weight lifting, I've noticed that my ...
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Improve Stamina with Breathing Training

As a child I had chronic bronchitis. Today, as an adult, despite excessively doing running and Judo for several years, I feel that I haven't reached my stamina maximum by far. During my last pulmonary ...
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Can cycling with single leg improve endurance and increase slow twitch muscles with shorter workouts?

Can cycling with single leg improve endurance and increase slow twitch muscles with shorter workouts? Theory When muscle groups fatigue, they start to recruit larger motor units. That may explain ...
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A different approach to 100 push-ups / 20 pull-ups challenge

Many trainer websites and apps for challenges such as 200 squats, 100 push-ups, 20 pull-ups, etc., have you do five sets of certain repetitions every other day. I wanted to run by you a different ...
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How many reps is too many?

I understand that, for endurance, one ought to do, at most, about 24 reps per set. Is more than that too much for any exercise, in that it makes the exercise ineffective or dangerous? Is doing, for ...
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Effects of accidental ketosis on training

I sometimes go into ketosis accidentally (please keep those dieting people away from me) during endurance training or shortly afterwards. Now for the first time since acquiring a 24h-hr-monitor. I ...
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Is low intensity cardio the only way to induce an increase in stroke volume?

For the guys versed in endurance training, it is now clear that low intensity steady state cardio brings one key adaptation that HIIT is not able to : an increase in the heart stroke volume (also ...
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Frequency of ''Full body'' training [closed]

I've been thinking about doing full body 4 or even 5 times a week. Can this be optimal for muscle growth and endurance? Edit: Training history 5 months of starting strength, hated it and tried ...
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Is it possible to swim 125 km in week? [closed]

Simple question, can a swimmer train and swim 125 km in week? Just curious to know if it is possible that a swimmer can train and swim 125 km every week, week in week out?
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Building endurance after long term injury

Several years ago I injured my lumbar spine at the gym. As a result of that injury I have been unable to do, well, anything for about 3.5 years now. Needless to say, any sort of physical fitness I had ...
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Cellular muscle size

We know that individual muscles cells can either be fully active to their greatest potential or completely off, there's no such thing as partial activation. We also know that strength training ...
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Does work capacity have infinite growth potential?

Is there any evidence that work capacity in humans has a precise limit or is there a chance to possibly increase work capacity by increasing food intake, cardio and general physical preparedness ...
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Does long distance running prevent muscle/strength gain?

I've read at Mark Rippetoe's website that a long distance running is where catabolic process prevail, and muscle/strength gain is where anabolic process prevail. Therefore, they should somehow impede ...
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Maffetone aerobic base training for uphill hiking training

I have been working on developing my aerobic base using Phil Maffetone's aerobic base training method for the last 3 months or so. My sport of choice is hiking so that requires a lot of endurance, ...
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Do high reps build strength?

It is believed that high repetitions (more than 12) build muscle endurance and not strength, but to me this doesn't sound right, here's why, let's suppose for example that i can curl 20 pounds for 5 ...
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What kind of exercises should I do to develop more endurance for sally up pushup challenge?

From time to time I like to do the "Bring Sally Up" pushup challenge. I usually put this video on, so that I can track how much I last. I am able to do sets of 30-60 pushups, depending on the day, ...
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Question about rep ranges and muscle fiber activation.

The usual claim is that high reps build slow twitch muscle fibers and low reps build fast ones. However I feel this is not quite right, I believe that to build slow twitch muscle fibers one has to ...
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How should I train to build my endurance for climbing hills?

I love my city but there are some steep hills - because of my weight and my lung capacity, I'm reluctant to spend much time climbing them (but I also love doing it!). How can I build lung capacity ...
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Should I start breathing deep immediately starting a sprint

After my warm up, I have a relatively low breathing rate. When I begin to sprint should I start breathing quickly and deeply immediately or wait until I'm just out of oxygen? If I start deep ...
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I want to get ripped but don't know where to start. HELP! [duplicate]

I'm a smalls scrony 18 year old, and I want to get ripped! I have no self confidence issues, I just hate people taking advantage of me beacuse I'm a smaller build! I'm never hungry but I eat enough to ...
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Pushup Requirement for Test [duplicate]

first time here but need some advice. I am 19 year old male and have a police physical test in roughly 40 days. For this test I need to get 34 push ups (hopefully more) in one go, now I can currently ...
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Incorporating singlespeed cycling training into current freeweight routine.

I've entered a 100 Mile Cycling Sportive (that takes place in July 4 months to train) I intend to ride it on a singlespeed (non fixed gear) road bike. (with a gear ratio of 43-16) This will be the ...
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What preparation and fitness level is required to be able to complete a 'Spartan Sprint' obstacle run

Lady in late 30s, wishes to train for Spartan Race to compete in about two years (slow and steady wins the race) Currently I can perform 108 Sun Salutations in one sitting (takes an hour) ride on ...
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What are some preventives or palliatives for vocal cord strain (from “overuse”)?

I am going to be delivering a lecture 75-80 minutes in length. In practicing it lately, I find that my throat/vocal cords are a little fatigued afterwards and sometimes during the rehearsal. I'm not ...
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How and why should I use walking breaks for running long distances?

I'm facing a long run, an ultra, that I'm pretty sure I can't do without walking. I can and will try to practice doing it at least once, but I don't really know how to best use walking breaks or how ...
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How fast should a rep be in strength, power, hypertrophy and endurance goal workout?

I would like to know what is the tempo for a rep in any kind of the four workouts mentioned above in order to gain the best result in the relevant workout. I don't know if it is correct to give each ...
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Competitions / tests for General Physical Preparedness?

I am searching for some test or competition, what measures the level of GPP. The test should be: complete - it should test absolute strength, relative strength and endurance (maybe more types of ...
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Recovery lifestyle such as training scheduling and dieting for gluten-intolerant endurance runner?

Gluten-intolerance has surprises such as supplements with gluten, non-gluten products with gluten-contamination and non-absorption of necessary building products such as proteins and vitamins to the ...
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Steady state interval vs high intensity interval for running endurance

I am looking at building endurance and all round fitness with the hopes of being able to run half marathon to marathon length runs, non competitively. I have very limited experience with running (...