There really isn’t that much of a difference between strength endurance, maximal strength, and fat loss programs. As I was talking to a friend on Facebook:
10:20pm Jan 11th
u know its funny do u really have to run in order to build endurance? or are there other ways of doing it?
12:42am Jan 12th
dang son. It’s OBVIOUS you haven’t been going to my website.
12:42am Jan 12th
12:53am Jan 12th
well, basically it depends on what kind of endurance you want to develop. I think the biggest thing that people don’t realize is that everything is connected. If you increase you base strength, it’ll help you increase your endurance.
Running distance will help with recovery. Calisthenics will help you improve your max lifts and vice versa. Your body is designed for survival, and hence all your workout should revolve around elements of ….well…EVERYTHING.
Does that make any sense?
1:09am Jan 12th
yes. how about if u wanted to lets say prepare yourself to be a mountain climber. or something that exerts ur body in such a way what would you have to work on endurance wise
1:47am Jan 12th
Good question. I have a background in martial arts, which is basically a power and endurance sport. Mountain climbing is more of a strength endurance sport. You don’t need to exert maximal power in order to pull yourself up and climb a mountain, however you do need good agility, base strength, and flexiblity if you need move out of a region really quickly (if you’re in danger).
Now, just ask yourself a question: what the hell does running have to do with climbing a mountain? Nothing really. The best way to get better at mountain climbing is to climb mountains. 30 minutes on a Rowing machine is better than 30 minutes on a treadmill because of the type of trianing you’re doing.
Rowing is a fully body workout emphasising the back and the legs. Climbing is a fully body workout working the back and the legs. In addition, you’d want to work on your grip, lung capacity, and mental toughness.
1:52am Jan 12th
What I’m trying to say is that in order to develop a decent training program you need to first identify the elements that you need to achieve your goal. Once you do that, you find out your weaknesses, and start building a routine around that.
I have a huge problem with typical bodybuilding routine because they’re typical bodybuilding routines, and focus only one one thing: making one muscle bigger without regard to any other qualities out there.
So if you wanna be a mountain climber, train like a mountain climber. If you want to be a gymnast, get yourself on some rings. If you want to lose fat, than do everything in your power to raise your metabolic rate.
But the most important thing is that you include as many parameters as possible, creating an element of randomness.
As you can see, a lot of high intensity exercise can help you improve multiple qualities at once, including endurance, fat loss, strength, and size. One fitness program that does this effectively is the Athletic Body Workout.
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