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Jumping Rope-- An Excellent Way To Develop Your Endurance

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Everybody's definition of endurance is different. One person may define it as the ability to run a marathon while others may think it's the ability to last the day without feeling exhausted.

Endurance can be broken down into muscular, cardiovascular and mental components. So if you wish to boost your endurance, you will need to work on each of them.

Cardiovascular endurance: This is all about the ability to take in and transport oxygen to your muscles to keep them working. We require oxygen to do our activities so the more efficient you are on getting that oxygen to your body the longer you can do these activities.

Muscular endurance: This is the ability of a muscle to do continuous work over a long period of time. You have two major types of muscle fibers in your body—slow twitch and fast twitch. Fast twitch fibers are fantastic for developing lots of force but fatigue very quickly. Slow twitch fibers on the other hand are not strong but are good at keeping on working for a long period of time. Therefore, slow twitch equates toendurance, while fast twitch equals strength.

To boost your muscular endurance, you need to challenge your muscles ability to work for prolonged periods of time and that means low exercise loads and extended exercise duration.

Mental endurance: Some may call it mental strength, determination and concentration, still mental endurance is essential in your endurance training. In some cases you have to just will yourself on through the fatigue and pain to keep on keeping on!

Jumping is one of the best exercises you can choose for your endurance training. Jumping rope is easily accessible, easy to learn, needs concentration and works many major muscles at the same time.

Although it could look simple, you will be impressed that with just a couple of jumps you will feel your legs burning and your heart pumping fast but don't stop, this is the time to exercise your mental endurance.

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