How to build your endurance

29 January 2022 | By Julia Glutz

What exactly is endurance and what does it mean for your body? Endurance and cardio training are connected to different systems in the body, and we train them in different ways – keep up when I sort out the concepts!

The difference between cardio and endurance

Many people think that endurance and condition are the same but this is not true, you also train them in different ways. Endurance is tied to the nervous system and muscles, while cardio training is primarily tied to the heart. A combination of both of them is fantastic for the body – being enduring and having good condition makes you both fast and enduring/tough.

Endurance training is often specific, when for example a cyclist needs to train endurance, they must train close to the branch – ie cycling. So to be persistent in an area, you need to train in the area where the right muscles are trained.

Cardio training, on the other hand, can be trained in different ways and with different exercises, which train the heart and lungs.

Build strength and endurance

When I talk about being strong and enduring, I mainly mean being able to work for a long time without feeling that you run out of energy. When I do strength training or run intervals, I want to be able to perform the entire workout without feeling the need to take a break. For me, this is to be strong and enduring.

Benefits of exercise & movement

  • You feel more alert and overall healthy. As the body becomes more relaxed through physical activity, your experience of stress decreases.
  • Job, school, yes the whole everyday life usually works better as the ability to concentrate is improved during physical activity.
  • Regular loads and shocks improve the skeleton and make it easier for you to stay injury-free, etc.
  • The effectiveness of the immune system improves and you become less susceptible to infections.
  • I experience that I feel happier and as a better version of myself when I move regularly. Try and find out what it means for you!

Finally, all the movement that is actually done is good. Movement should be fun because then it will be done. Becoming strong and enduring does not happen in one day – it requires continuity of training. Let the process take time and enjoy the journey. I hope you want to try my classes and give yourself a gift of movement!

Exercise online – for endurance in everyday life

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Short, sweet, and sweaty – connect with deeper abdominals, mobility and core strength.

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SOMA MOVE: Get yourself moving and sweating with this challenging flow with Linus Johansson.

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Sweat Party: Get your puls up with this interval training.

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