Muscular Endurance

Remember the last time you went for that very first jog when you weren’t in shape yet?  Remember how after a while your legs felt like lead and didn’t want to take another step?  Now think about that same jog about a month into your daily exercise routine.  Your legs felt stronger and less fatigued didn’t they?  You were improving muscular endurance.

Muscular endurance is the ability of a muscle or group of muscles to continue to perform without fatigue.  Many repititive fitness activities will improve muscular endurance.  Riding a bike, swimming, spinning classes, running, and certain types of calesthentics will all improve muscular endurance if they are performed on a regular basis.  If you are weightlifting, using lighter weights while increasing repetitions will improve muscular endurance, while lifting heavier weights at decreased repetitions will increase muscular strength. What’s your favorite way to improve your muscular endurance?