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What is endurance training?

JC Pinzon
Fitness

Endurance training can be cardiovascular or strength training. Cardiovascular training involves exercising aerobically for long periods of time at a certain level, usually intense enough to improve fitness. Running or biking for example in a program that requires pushing yourself with more intensity every time. Endurance training is great to improve your lung capacity and should be done progressively. Strength training for endurance includes resistance training exercises with higher reps. This will train your slow twitch muscles mostly. Some muscles have already more slow twitch fibers than others and are predetermined to last longer periods of movement, for example the calves and the stabilizer muscles of your spine contract every time you take a step or run. Endurance training is also good for weight loss management because it burns lots of calories overall and mostly from fat.

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