HEATHER: Hey how is it going? This is Heather and Chance from All Steele Fitness. Today, we're talking about endurance; how do we get it, and why is it important, and what are some examples of how to get a little bit more endurance. You've probably heard the word endurance or you say to yourself, "I wish I had more endurance when you're trying to run after your kids, maybe walk up a hill, flight of stairs, throughout the day maybe you're getting tired, and you just can't kind of make it through the day. What we're going to do is we're going to make it really simple today. We're going to tell you some different types of endurance and how you can get some more right away today and get started.
Why is endurance important? First and foremost it's going to make you live longer. I mean who doesn't want to live longer as long as you're healthy. We definitely want to live longer. I am looking to live to be over 100 for sure in great health. The more endurance you have, obviously you're going to live longer, that one is pretty simple. Number two, you have more energy. If you're running around after your kids, grandkids or at work, or even when you get home you're like, "Oh, the house is a mess. I really want to do some stuff, but I am so pooped and tired from work," and it's like 5:00. Are you kidding me? A good five more hours to get some stuff done. You don't want to sit on the couch for five hours. By having more endurance, you're going to come home with more energy.
Also, you're going to burn more calories. So those of us that want to stay lean and trim, maybe need to lose some weight, a little bit around the mid-section. The more endurance you have, you actually are going to burn more calories throughout each and every day just by doing your normal things because guess what, you're going to be a lot more instead of coming home, once again, and sitting on the couch. You're going to be active. And also less health problems. The better that your body is working, which means more endurance, you are able to go all day. You're not tired. Heart disease, for sure, your heart is going to work better the more endurance you have, diabetes, high blood pressure. The more efficient that your heart is working, more endurance basically means your heart can pump all day long without taking a lot of energy, that in itself is going to, I don't what I want to say. So, do you have anything to add about that? Like what are the benefits. Why do I want to have more endurance?
CHANCE: Yeah, the other benefit to it, strictly speaking is the exercise benefits of having endurance is, it's great to be able to do a really heavy weight one time, it's a great strength to have, but to be able to do things multiple times, so a moderate weight that you can press a lot and having more endurance in the muscles will transfer over and it's just going to make you an overall stronger person. Having more endurance with strength and muscle endurance is extremely important to the overall health and your overall fitness, and having that builds up a stronger heart, stronger internal organs, everything works better like we're saying, health is a big part of it. So then you also look at the cardiovascular endurance, doing cardio, running on a treadmill, long hikes, using any type of cardiovascular equipment. Those go hand-in-hand together to make you an overall fit person, and it needs to happen.
If you're looking to have, not just being healthy but also looking fit, looking the part, it's extremely important that endurance is incorporated and we preach it big time here at All Steele Fitness, and it's a part of almost every workout, even if we're working heavy and we're pushing our clients in like hypertrophy workouts, you're still going to, we still incorporate some sort of cardiovascular endurance. There's always some type of endurance training.
HEATHER: Right, so how do I get more endurance. "Heather, I am at home, I am at work all the time, when can I find time to fit in the endurance?" Going strictly on strength when we're training, we like to what we call super-setting like if you've ever been in the gym that's what, you know, all the big guys like to say, all super-set. So kind of what we call, you know, super-setting or back-to-back exercises. Can you get an example of what we're doing when we do it with our clients?
CHANCE: Yeah, specifically to strength endurance, muscle endurance, take movements, say pushing, pulling, squatting, rotation movements, the basics of what training is, and you'll put two push exercises, basically two chest exercises together. You'll do say a bench press, or even a dumbbell press followed by a pushup, and the reps are nothing less than 12 of each one, even if you do 12 reps on the bench press or chest press followed by 12 pushups, that's 24 total reps on your body of the same movement, similar muscle groups working...for more visit: http://allsteelefitness.com/san-leandro-personal-trainers-discuss-endurance/