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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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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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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Why is running faster more tiring, per kilometer?

Clearly, running fast is harder than running slow. If I run a 5k in 30 minutes, I will be panting harder and feel more uncomfortable by the end of it than if I jog it in 45 minutes. Why is this? How ...
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Arm endurance specific training

I need suggestions for developing muscle endurance on my delts, triceps, biceps and forearm flexors. Reasons: personal goals. Expectations: being able to do noticeably way more work with arms than am ...
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What can I add to banana muffins to increase Magnesium content for endurance bike rides?

While I'm slowly becoming obsessed with taking ultra long (by my previous standard) 70+ km bike rides, I'm waking up in the middle of the night with agonizing 30 to 60-minute calf muscle cramps. The ...
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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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Doing exclusively fartlek-style workouts

I have this one cycling routine that I love. It's just loops on a 6-mile path which has fairly hilly, including two fair-sized hills. I usually do 3-4 loops (takes 60-90 minutes). This essentially ...
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How does one train "against limits of endurance"?

I understand that limits of endurance are: limited amount of lactate one can reabsorb limited amount of carbs one can "refill" Assuming I cycle slow enough that I will never create more ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How sports specific is cardio?

To what degree is cardio/endurance training sports specific? Are there any academic references detailing it? Background: I recently (a little over a month ago) starting training in Brazilian Jiu ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Training on the border of overtraining

Whenever I feel I have overtrain I rest, say for 3-5 days, and when I start training again I regress in perfermonance, and have to start builduing up again. It is as if I have been stuck in the same ...
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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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Are night sweats common after long workouts?

I've had a couple running events recently that have been pushing my endurance (a competitive half marathon, and running 20+ trail miles for a fun-run). The night following these events I've woken ...
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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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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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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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What differences in the muscle structure can be seen when trained for Strength vs Hypertrophy vs Endurance?

This question is bugging me for few weeks now. Its not that I didn't try to look up. I never found a complete answer in an understandable language. From the articles I read over internet I could just ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Squats vs Stairs - Whats the difference?

Why is it that when I squat (400lbs) I can do all of my sets with no ill after effects. Even one legged squats (up to 200lbs) cause me no problems other than maybe DOMS. When I climb stairs I find ...
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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 ...