Table of Contents
Chapter # 1: What is Endurance?
Chapter # 2: Requirements
Chapter # 3: Maximal Oxygen Uptake
Chapter # 4: Economy of Motion
Lactate Threshold Training
Chapter # 1: Introduction
Chapter # 2: Practical Approach
Chapter # 3: To Sum it Up
What is Endurance?
Endurance is personal to everyone; it's what we use to bring out our top athletic potential. Still, there are multitudes of versions to the definition of endurance. Some define it as running a 10K race while some define it as riding a bike for a century. Individuals strive to show their level of endurance by competing in worldwide events like racing in the Olympics, riding a bike in the Tour de France, or going 8 hours in the lava bath in Hawaii. They do all this to show their superb mental and physical control. Endurance provides us with the physical, mental, and chemical tools required to enable the body to maintain a constant speed over long distances. It is an expression of the aerobic system of the body.
This book will base its knowledge upon the fact that aerobic muscle fibers burn fat for energy, which powers all the nerves and blood vessels associated with the particular muscle to come into action. Thus, training the aerobic system can, in effect, increase a person's endurance allowing him/her to cover 5 miles in 40 minutes, when previously it took 45 minutes, at an average heart rate of 150. This particular feature of endurance is known as aerobic speed.
While endurance increases our potential output, it does so without harming the body. It is one's ability to improve his/her athleticism without sacrificing his health at the same time. If you look closely, you will notice that consciously or not, you spend most of your life increasing your endurance and longevity at something; whether it's sports, puzzles, or everyday chores.
This book will focus on improving your physical performance by training for endurance.
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.08(d)|