10 Exercises you can do to Increase your Stamina Incomplete

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Many of us don’t know what exactly stamina is all about. Well let me clarify this, stamina, often referred to as endurance, it is your ability to sustain a physical or mental effort for a long period of time. Whether you’re training for a marathon or chasing a toddler around the house, there are plenty of reasons to want more stamina. If you’ve been experiencing a personal energy crisis lately, developing your stamina might be just the thing for recovering your zing.  Here are ten exercises which you can do to increase your stamina.

1. Weight Training


Weight training is a common type of strength training for developing the strength and size of skeletal muscles. It uses the weight force of gravity (in the form of weighted bars, dumbbells or weight stacks) to oppose the force generated by muscle through concentric or eccentric contraction. It basically helps in raising your metabolism.

These were some of the exercises to increase your stamina  but to do this on a regular basis, you need to use the power of your mind.  Someone truly said, “If we want to increase stamina, we have to be willing to push the envelope. (And) to do that, we need willingness and determination.”.

2. Cross-training


It is one of the most effective and safe ways to improve stamina and performance level, as well as a great way to avoid injury. Often one particular activity works certain muscle groups, but not others; cross-training aims to eliminate this. The essence of this special training is to choose two or more activities that complement each other, such as weight training and trail running, or biking and swimming.

3. Long Slow Distance


Most of us have heard the acronym ‘LSD’ and we know it stands for ‘Long Slow Distance. There’s serious trauma associated with the act of running fast. Running fast all the time clearly won’t work over the long haul because sustained trauma over time will inevitably lead to burnout and breakdown. The long run at slow speed is meant to help build stamina, and it is not a race.

4. Swimming


You can either swim as a break after a hard workout or simply include some swimming to change up your routine. Swimming has the added advantage of working your upper body muscles, which are typically underdeveloped in runners.

5. Pedaling


Pedaling on a high-tension exercise bike setting works your leg muscles even more than running uphill, without the impact on your joints. While you pedal on an exercise bike, gradually increase the tension until you can barely move the wheel. Stand up and do intervals of pedaling as fast as you can. Rest and lower the tension between intervals.

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