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Why does one person have lots of stamina and another doesn't?

I'm a bit of a couch potato with a sedentary job, who normally gets out of breath walking up a few flights of stairs. I recently walked up Snowdon in North Wales (10 mile round trip, 1100m summit, ...
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I run daily 5kms but I cant seem to improve stamina when playing soccer

I have run about 200 km in the last 3 months. However, when I play football at night I seem to become tired fast and I start walking and feel kind of lazy to run fast. Meanwhile, many slim players are ...
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Starting morning routine for unfit person

I'm not fit. I'm in my early 30s. I struggle to do 10 push-ups, crunches/sit-ups hurt my back, and I can't jog more than 5 minutes without feeling exhausted. I'm not too fat, just crossing the '...
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Sudden burst of energy

So a back story first; yesterday I played some badminton games with my friends, and I kind of pushed myself a bit harder than usual. Usually I'll get out of breath after 2-3 sets of a game (I'm easy ...
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Marathon - How to train for a marathon in 12 weeks?

I will be participating in a marathon in next 12 weeks. I want to know how can I improve my stamina so that I can run for longer distances. Also, I want to know what diet plans should I follow in ...
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How to reduce fatigue at the gym

I used to go to the gym 2-3 years ago. But now I rarely go, because after a break I can't really do any cardio: after 7-15 minutes at a treadmill I get really tired. I usually go 10-14kmph and going ...
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Running wearing a jumper vs. running without

Does running with a jumper (i.e. causing yourself to sweat more during a workout) increase the effect of a workout? If the answer is no, then what does running in a jumper do? I've read it doesn't ...
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How can I improve walking stamina without walking?

I'm signed up for a 26 mile sponsored walk in September 2012. I enjoy walking but don't have experience of walking for longer distances. I am planning on taking progressively longer walks. Is there ...
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How can I change my diet and exercise routine to look like Daniel Craig?

I started going to the gym around June/July, and so far not doing too badly. I'm 5'7" and currently weigh 12 and a half stone (175 lbs). Not too fat or not too skinny. Here is my current workout: ...
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Why is it hard to cycle when its cold outside?

I bike quite a lot (getting to work "15km one way" and general getting around) and been biking for past 12+ years, I also believe I have a relatively good sum of stamina. Unfortunately I would not be ...
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What is the physiological mechanism of 'gaining stamina' for a particular exercise

A recent question centered on the fact that higher and higher rep counts for an exercise (e.g. pushups) stop building strength, but 'build stamina.' Do they in fact build any sort of muscle-specific ...
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How often and how long should yoga be practiced for optimal health benefit?

Yoga is a very varied way of exercise -- e.g., doing Surya Namaskar many times will of course improve one's stamina; most of the yoga asanas will build both strength and flexibility; some will help to ...
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Training for the 40 yard dash

I'm trying to do some fairly simple training to get more in shape for a local informal football league, and from what I have read, the 40 yard dash is a good routine to practice to help improve both ...
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How to practice and improve my time for a 5k run?

I am a beginner looking for advice on how to practice for a 5k run. For some background, I finished my last 5k in 35 minutes because I ran out of breath easily. I played basketball (for fun) and ...
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Can I improve running stamina by increasing intensity rather than duration?

I want to increase my stamina when running, I know that the standard way to do so, is to increase the duration of the workout session, for example a runner may start by running for 30 minutes straight ...
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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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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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Training exercises for a change in climate

After three months I will be moving to a new country, and according to travel tips the period of adjustment may take as long as six months especially if I am used to a humid climate, and that I might ...
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Push-ups for stamina development?

Can push-ups be used to develop stamina? For instance, could a trainee use them like running for the lower body, like doing push-ups for an hour without rest? The physical workers that work all day ...
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Why doesn't my stamina seem to improve?

I am a Tennis player. 23 M USTA 4.0. I am pretty much well in shape (height:6'00" weight:170 pounds). I want to improve my stamina. I run 3 miles(at speed about 9 minutes/mile) thrice a week. I can ...
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How do I increase my stamina for dancing?

I am a computer nerd. I spent every waking moment of my life sitting perfectly motionless in front of a computer screen. (Hell, I'm doing it right now!) ...except that once a week I spend an hour ...
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Does it affect one's stamina to take a long break from gym?

I had joined gym about two and a half years ago (when I was 18) where I used to workout on my arms, shoulders, chest and back. As a result of tough days with my studies, I had to discontinue my ...
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What would be the most time efficient exercise regime and pre-game energy intake in order to increase stamina for soccer?

I mainly play on small courts, so there's a lot of short sprinting, changing direction rapidly etc. So while my first thought to build up stamina is simply to run long distance, I'm wondering if there ...
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What is a low-impact exercise routine that slowly progresses towards more normal exercises?

I'm out of shape. I'm the kind of person who usually spends almost 10 to 16h a day in front of the computer nowadays but in the past I at least experienced or practiced about 10 different martial arts ...
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What are the traits of different types of workouts?

To my limited knowledge - you must train differently depending on what you want to achieve. E.g. to lose weight one should do small weight lifting with lots of repetitions (also - according to my ...
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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 there a maximum amount of stamina you can have?

To give some context, I am a dancer. I need to be able to perform at dance competitions where our sets are at least 7-8 minutes. As of now, I can only dance up to 5 minutes, but my form breaks a ...
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run out of stamina during workout [closed]

I just started going to gym (3 times). This morning at 7AM, I attended the class Move it; it is a 30 minutes work out session. Within 10 minutes, I have lost all my energy and almost throw up so I ...
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Need Workout advice for home training on Cardio and stamina. I'm Training for Ice hockey

I've played hockey for 9 years. But, because of my accident, I stopped playing for 3 1/2 years due to injuries. I got cleared on Monday after having surgery on my ACL and meniscus. And yesterday, (Wed)...
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I feel heavy when I run and is lacking lower body strength need help

Every time I run in P.E. (Physical Education) it seems I'm last of many. When it comes to speed I struggle but for long distance runs I'm able to last longer than most people. Specifically: the impact ...
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What are the exercises that increases Stamina and Endurance of the body?

I am curious to know what kind or what forms of exercises increases stamina.Is it Running,Body building,swimming or else?
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What sort of progress should I be expecting with burpee sets?

So, between 40 and 50 years old, mountain biker weighing about 90kg. No problems doing 100km on an MTB on or off terrain in reasonably quick time frames. Recently (couple of weeks ago) started doing ...
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Functional weekly workout routine

I want to to find or create a weekly workout routine. I'm not interested to become muscular. I don't want to spend money (for example gym or equipment). I don't like running only workouts. I want to ...
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Sprinter but now want to take part in marathon

I was a sprinter who used to run 100, 200 metres races, but now I'm training myself to improve my stamina and run long distance races. I run on a treadmill 1 km everyday. Will a treadmill help me ...
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Learning about fitness for skiing

I hope this question doesn't feel like a get-rich-quick scheme for fitness. I am struggling to get/stay fit for skiing. (Leisure). I have not been able to find any coaches which focus on fitness for ...
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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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Using a speed rope?

So I found a speed rope, those really light jump ropes in my garage, and I need to exercise, so I took it in my house. I went on YouTube, but it seemed there were only tutorials using a heavy rope and ...
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How can I get used to running above my lactate threshold and get better at middle distance running?

I'm a long distance runner and I mostly compete in road races 6 miles to 13 miles but I want to get much better at middle distance races and racing in the 2-5 mile range. I've been trying to train for ...
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how can i improve my stamina? [duplicate]

I tried to "run" and i used the land-posts as a short goal but even that short distance gave me a hard time. I really need an idea or advice of how i can properly improve my stamina (safely). Right ...
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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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How to keep stamina for intense long duration workouts

I am a hard core gymer. I work out 2hrs a day at a single stretch. However I am unable to keep the intensity of the workouts halfway. I mean not being able to maintain the vigour and stamina with ...
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Can Cardio/strength training improve “stamina” for long study periods?

Not being a native speaker, I am not sure whether the word "stamina" is proper. I hope you understand what I mean. My goal is to improve the stamina for study. I want to be spending more time on ...
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Can riding a bicycle increase stamina? [closed]

As in our daily busy life we have to do some exercise to make our self fit and fine .Me as a student and also a working women surely needs a lot of exercise. I'm found of riding bicycle but it tired ...
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Low stamina HIIT training

For weight loss, I'm trying HIIT. But the problem is I have very low stamina. I can't keep up with most of the exercises for more than a few minutes. I have a desk job and I don't get much time to ...
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How to finish Half Maraton in under 2 hour? I have 4 months to prepare [duplicate]

I run a half marathon in January 2016, completed this in 2 hour 40 mins. After that I got little lazy and didn't spend much time in training. Sometimes I go for running around 8 KM, around 2-3 days a ...
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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 ...