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When you are training to enter a race, enter a new sport or just to increase your endurance it is vital to plan your workout carefully. There are several important things that you must take into consideration.
One of the first things to consider is your current level of fitness. This will affect the type and intensity of exercise that you can do. If you are just starting out, go easy at first and slowly build the intensity of your workout over time. For example, if you are wanting to increase your speed when running, speed drills are an excellent exercise. You can use a track, starting by walking or jogging for a quarter and then sprinting the next.
Swimming is a great exercise to increase your endurance and exercise your body. You can start how by swimming laps for about twenty minutes, then increase your time as you become stronger. Swimming will work almost every muscle group in your body, while also helping you to learn how to breathe efficiently. Breathing is one of the most important skills that you can learn. If you can concentrate on and learn to control your breathing, you can increase the amount of time that you can exercise and increase your level of performance.
Cross training in many ways is also beneficial, as you keep your muscles from becoming too accustomed to one form of exercise. This also makes exercise more enjoyable and keeps you motivated to become healthier and better at the sport you choose to play.