Many people tend to focus on cardio workouts like running and cycling and strength exercises like weightlifting. However, these are only a small part of the overall fitness equation. Stamina can actually help boost all your other workouts by giving you the ability to work out harder and exercise longer. Every fitness aspect has an effect an effect on every other fitness aspect. For example, working out your leg muscles may allow you to run faster because you will be better able to push yourself forward with more power. Similarly, stamina is another important fitness criteria that can impact all the others. Here’s some tips on boosting your stamina:
Reduce the Rest Time Between Sets
Most individuals take about 45 to 80 seconds of rest time between sets. If you want to start building up your stamina, only take a break if you physically cannot continue. Even then, try switching to a different exercise instead of taking a break. For example, if you are doing squats and your legs are too tired to continue, rather than resting for a minute, try switching to a different exercise like push ups which work out a different part of your body. This way, you’ll able to continuously sustain a high level of physical activity for much longer periods of time. Over time, this will help improve your stamina.
Stay Away from Routines
When it comes to improving stamina, routines are not your friend. Constantly switching out your workouts, the order in which you do them, and the amount you do of each one, will help you build up your stamina. Try to stay away from the same exact daily workout routine. Also, you should keep in mind that exercises which use more than one joint like step-ups, push-ups, and pull-ups are better for improving endurance than isolated exercises like curls and leg lifts.
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