When you hear ‘muscular endurance‘, what do you think of? The ability to run a marathon? Or to complete that Kentauros workout without questioning whether you‘ll ever walk again? Muscular endurance definitely improves our athletic performance. But the reality is, we need it for so much more. Improve your muscular endurance with regular training and expect to win the following four run-free races of life:
The everyday uphill sprint
It comes as no surprise that the activities you perform in your daily life, such as carrying your groceries up the stairs or helping a friend move into a new flat require a certain amount of muscular endurance. If you stick to a regular training schedule, you‘ll soon find that the days of these simple tasks wearing you out are over.
The uninjured ultra
Getting hurt sucks. Sprains, strains and tendonitis are all consequences of living an active and healthy lifestyle. Luckily, with the right kind of muscle training, many injuries can be avoided. Building your muscular endurance will limit injuries from physical exertion and the overuse of active muscles throughout the day, as strong muscles are better able to adapt to physical and environmental stressors.
The maturing marathon
They say age is nothing but a number, but it‘s hard to ignore the startling stats about what happens to our bodies as we get older – around the age of 40, we begin to gradually lose muscle mass and strength. And there‘s more to the story. Muscle function becomes less efficient the older we get, meaning older muscles generate less force than younger muscles and everyday tasks become harder to perform. By strengthening your muscles through regular training, you can reverse some of the age-related changes that cause muscle weakness.
The performance pursuit
The most obvious benefit of training your muscles is…well…an increase in your athletic abilities. Developing muscular endurance will allow you to perform activities for longer before you start to feel tired, and your muscles will be able to sustain weight more efficiently to have you reaching new PBs before you know it. Round 2 anyone?
What are you waiting for? It‘s time to start conditioning your body to start winning at life. Remember: the pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow, so don‘t be afraid to give it your all. Ready, set, go!