Endurance is not just the ability to bear a hard thing, but to turn it into glory.
Endurance is the ability to withstand something for a long period of time. It requires a good attitude, a regular routine, patience, and hard work. Endurance is vital to your success because if you can endure more, you can do more.
Here are the top ten ways to build endurance:
I. Increase Frequency
Repetition is the mother of skill.
Do higher repetitions with lower intensity, beginning at twelve and increasing by one gradually.
II. Increase Duration
The pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow.
So go longer, and improve a little bit more everyday, even if it’s by a few minutes.
III. Slow Down
Slow progress is better than no progress.
It’s better to run 60 minutes slow than 5 minutes fast. More repetitions and longer durations are better for building endurance, so if you need to slow down to do that, do it.
IV. Be Consistent
If you are persistent, you will get it. If you are consistent, you will keep it.
Do it everyday. They say it takes 21 days to form a habit, so make sure to do it for at least that much time.
V. Eat Healthy
Broccoli might get stuck in your teeth, but french fries will get stuck on your ass.
Eat complex carbohydrates and good proteins so you have the energy needed to workout. Eat and drink healthy foods, and especially foods that increase endurance like beets and spinach.
VI. Stay Positive
Your body can stand almost anything. It’s your mind that you have to convince.
Optimism and believing you can do it, is key to anything you do.
VII. Have Fun
My philosophy is: If you can’t have fun, there’s no sense in doing it.
Variety can make things fun, so mix it up. Run, swim, row, skate, dance, box, or do HIIT. The options are endless.
VIII. Find a Workout Partner
Teamwork makes the dream work.
You are more likely to keep your workout routine with a partner, so find a good one to workout with. Motivate each other.
Muscles are torn in the gym, fed in the kitchen, and built in bed.
Get enough sleep. Make sure to rest well after a workout and in between.
X. Stay Motivated
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Take it one rep at a time, and one day at a time. You will see progress so believe in yourself and stay motivated.
Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best.
To your endurance!
What are some of your favorite ways to increase endurance?