What is Endurance Training? Benefits of Endurance Training for Athletes
Endurance training generally refers to training the aerobic system as reluctant to the anaerobic system. The Aerobic energy system uses fats, carbohydrates and proteins for re-synthesizing ATP (Adenosine triphosphate) for energy use. The Anaerobic System provides the body with explosive short term energy without the need for oxygen.
The need for endurance in sports is often asserted as the need of cardiovascular and simple muscular endurance, but the offspring of endurance is far more complex. Endurance is divided into two categories:-
- General Endurance
- Specific Endurance
General endurance symbolizes the ability of your whole body to tolerate endurance exercises and reduce fatigue. Whereas, Specific endurance symbolizes the ability to stand against tiredness in sport specific conditions. The better your sport specific endurance, the better you perform at this specific sport. And the better your general endurance the better you can stand longer efforts at your sport.
Endurance training is essential for a variety of endurance sports such as running, cycling, dancing, tennis, football, swimming, badminton, etc. Athletes also undergo endurance training when their sport is not necessarily an endurance sport in the whole sense but it demands some endurance.
Here are some Benefits of Endurance Training for Athletes:-
- Endurance training can boost production of the hormones and helps increase metabolism.
- Endurance training is effective at improving the heart’s ability to pump oxygenated blood and reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.
- Reduces the symptoms of depression and boosts confidence and self-esteem.
- It improves muscle mass and immunity of an athlete
- Improves bone density and overall strength
- It improves mental health and sleep quality
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