This is the first part of a series of five posts on aerobic endurance training. Stay tuned by signing up for blog updates to be notified when other posts are published.
Aerobic Endurance Training Guide: Part 1
Aerobic endurance is not only a must for obstacle racing, but also an essential for general fitness, overall health and many other sports.
Aerobic endurance is good for your heart, adds years to your life, burns calories and helps you build up a feel-good therapeutic sweat.
Aerobic Endurance: What Is It?
Aerobic endurance is the ability of your system to sustain cardiovascular activity over time.
Having a sound foundation of aerobic endurance will help you finish a race and get you through longer training sessions. If you’re into other sports, aerobic endurance will equip you to complete a long run, last a tennis match and carry you through a pickup basketball game
10 Benefits of Aerobic Endurance
Training for aerobic endurance has many benefits good for general fitness and sports-specific conditioning. Here are a few of the rewards of regular aerobic activity:
1. Helps improve cardiovascular health and reduce risk of developing cardiac conditions.
2. May improve immune response and defend against minor illnesses like a cold or flu.
3. Lengthens life.
4.Weight-bearing aerobic activities like walking and running strengthen the skeletal system.
5. Relieves stress.
6. Boosts energy levels.
Although they may wear you out, aerobic activity on a regular basis has a long-term impact of improved energy throughout the day. Just be sure you’re getting enough sleep to recover after you more challenging bouts of exercise!
7. Improves mood.
8. Along with a healthy diet, aerobic exercise assists with weight loss goals.
9. Builds mental toughness for sport.
10. Develops a solid base of fitness and conditioning for sport or other athletic discipline.
Now that you’re sold on the benefits of aerobic endurance, in part 2, we’ll get into when and where to incorporate endurance work into your training.
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