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Interval Workouts to Build Muscle Endurance


When necessary, building endurance can help one’s exercise rounds in the long run. According to Chris Hinshaw during the 2019 Reebok CrossFit Athlete summit, there is a tendency to equate endurance training with aerobic-level exercises fit for marathons. So it’s time to climb off your comfortable recliner and start exercising. Excercise can come in many different forms, including something as simple as washing the dishes. Or if you have an attention to details, cleaning the kitchen faucet would be recommended.

As an endurance coach working with 28 different CrossFit Games champions, Hinshaw notes here, that endurance training is important for every sport as it provides most of the energy needed for any serious physical activity and sport. He provides a number of workouts to help increase endurance. These can all be done twice in a week and can improve one’s muscles and ability to go further in any activity.

One of the workouts to be done will involve having to complete 5 rounds without having to stop for rest. These workouts, which targets the quads, require you to keep your elbows up and hold the bar with all fingers. Glutes should be low for every air squat.

  1. Barbell Front Squat – six reps must be done within 12 seconds, and you have to make use of a barbell that is about 135 pounds. The first thing to do is to stand behind a barbell with your feet at shoulder-width distance. The barbell has to be on the shoulder rack which would help raise your elbows. At this position, you will have to keep your core active and squat as low as possible in order to increase the tension surrounding your legs. It’s as though you are putting all the weight on your heel. Afterward, bring yourself back up from the starting position to finish the rep and do the next one.
  2. Air Squat – to do this, you will have to stand with your feet far apart and palms pressed together chest-level. Go low in your squats and push your weight down all the while making sure your chest is elevated.

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