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Endurance Training

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What is “Endurance”
“Endurance” refers to your ability to exert yourself or remain active over time. It also refers to your ability to withstand fatigue, stress or pain. Endurance training helps improve cardiovascular, respiratory and muscular endurance during any aerobic or anaerobic exercise. While most people exclusively associate swimming, running and biking with endurance training, there’s more to it than just three sports.

Muscular endurance refers to your muscles’ ability to contract repeatedly over an extended period of time and resist fatigue. For example, keeping your legs moving for the duration of a long run takes muscular endurance. Running also tests your cardiovascular endurance. Cardiovascular endurance refers to your heart, blood vessels and lungs’ ability to pump oxygen steadily for long periods of movement or work. The ability to keep your breath steady throughout a long run without needing to stop demonstrates one type of cardiovascular endurance.

Why is Endurance Training Important
The importance of endurance training goes beyond running a marathon or completing a triathlon. Endurance not only enhances your performance while working out, but also contributes to your overall health, providing you with energy, improved heart function and increased metabolism. Many team sports including soccer, lacrosse, ultimate frisbee and basketball require endurance as do activities like hiking, snowshoeing, skiing, climbing and snowboarding.

Why You Should Use TRX for Endurance Training
TRX functional strength training and mobility work will help you develop a durable, strong body. This will help you get the most out of your endurance training while also improving your muscular endurance. TRX can also provide a supplemental metabolic workout in place of a swim, bike or run, all the while helping to mitigate your risk of injury and enhance recovery. 

Endurance Training workouts

play Four TRX Exercises for Surfing

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Dad Bod to Rad Bod Workout

Without a doubt, the Dad Bod has garnered more attention this year than ever before. I...

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play TRX for Yoga: Q&A with Shauna Ha...

One of the greatest benefits of a yoga practice is balance: the balance between strengt...

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play TRX for Yoga: Warrior Three

Warrior Three is a beautiful pose that challenges your hamstrings, core and balance. He...

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play TRX for Yoga: Headstand

Today we get to work on the oh-so-popular headstand. Like many inversions, this pose is...

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play TRX for Yoga: Backbends

Backbends are a beautiful and deeply beneficial element of any yoga practice. Improving...

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play TRX for Yoga: Crow Pose

The TRX Suspension Trainer provides an excellent way to scale, complement and improve y...

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TRX Upper-Body Workout from LIVE...

This TRX upper-body workout develops strength in your arms, chest, back and core, with ...

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play For the Love of the Run: Leg Str...

Imbalances in your leg strength and mobility between your left and right side can give ...

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