We’ve been discussing the primary aspects of fitness these past few months. Balance, Strength and now Endurance.
Why is endurance training beneficial? Short answer, working to fatigue, in good form and in alignment supports healthy movement patterns and prevents injury.
Endurance training involves doing one movement repetitively, with good form, until you can’t perform it anymore. We can all benefit from from increasing our muscular endurance, and you may have felt this a time or two in our studio! We love to work a specific small group of muscles and train them to fatigue or failure. You all know your own personal earthquake moment, or that sneaky moment when your glute just wants to give out – this is when your muscles are getting tired from the repetitive movement that you’ve been doing. This is the feeling of directly targeting your muscle endurance.
See For Yourself!
Below is a video showing five exercises that can help you improve your muscular endurance. They require no equipment and you can do them at home. Tap the image below and follow the link to watch!
In our experience, we have found people tend to focus on one activity or exercise program. Research has shown that it’s important to get all four types of exercise: endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility. Each one has different benefits, and training in all aspects of fitness can improve your ability to do the others, not to mention variety helps to reduce risk of injury and keeps us engaged! Pilates does it all! Every session, every duet, every Pilates pod works on Balance, Strength, Endurance, and Mobility.