Will boot camp style classes help improve my cardiorespiratory endurance?

Assuming that your boot camp style classes are organized in a fashion similar to circuit training, yes, these types of classes will help to improve your cardiovascular endurance to a certain extent. Circuit training is a style of resistance training where one set of each exercise is performed immediately after one another with minimal rest. This forces greater demand and stress to the cardiorespiratory system. Circuit training and boot camp style classes, however, will only provide the benefit of cardiorespirpatory endurance until the body has adapted to the demands placed on it. Once your body has become accustomed to this style of workout, your associated improvements will begin to taper off. In order to continue your progress in cardio performance, the incorporation of more intense cardiorespiratory exercise including interval training will be necessary.

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