Endurance Training Exercises

Endurance is a motor skill like strength and balance and can be developed with training. In short, endurance training is a focus on continually increasing the intensity of your training and not becoming complacent in your routine or your level of fitness. This will build a more durable body and allow you to climb strongly for an extended period of time as well as adapt to the unanticipated physical challenges of the climb.

Endurance training is incorporated into all aspects of your training and requires a strong cardiovascular base. Endurance training involves challenging yourself as your fitness improves by:

  1. Increasing the weight carried in your pack
  2. Performing your aerobic exercises for longer distances
  3. Maintaining your interval efforts for longer periods of time
  4. Pushing yourself to run or hike your favorite loop in a shorter period of time
  5. Increasing the weight or repetitions in your strength training
  6. Making your balance exercises more challenging

In short, endurance training is a focus on continually increasing the intensity of your training and not becoming complacent in your routine or your level of fitness. This will build a more durable body and allow you to climb strongly for an extended period of time as well as adapt to the unanticipated physical challenges of the climb.

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