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Training Your Aerobic System

Aerobic System

Training your aerobic system is essential for improving your endurance and overall health. The aerobic system is responsible for producing energy during moderate to low intensity activities that last for an extended period. Activities such as running, cycling and swimming all depend on the aerobic system.

To train your aerobic system, you need to engage in activities that increase your heart rate for an  extended period. These activities should be done at a moderate intensity, where you can still carry on a conversation but feel slightly out of breath.

One of the best ways to train your aerobic system is through steady-state cardio. Steady-state cardio  involves engaging in an activity such as running, cycling or swimming at a consistent pace for an  extended period. For example, you can go for a 30-45 minute run at a moderate pace.

Another way to train your system is through high intensity interval training (HIIT). HIIT involves alternating between short bursts of high intensity exercise followed by a brief rest period. HIIT workouts are shorter than steady-state cardio but are still effective at improving the aerobic system.

In addition to cardio, strength training can also improve the aerobic system. Compound exercises such as squats, lunges and deadlifts require the use of multiple muscle groups, which can increase cardiovascular endurance.

It is essential to note that this type of training takes time and consistency. It is recommended to engage in aerobic training three to five times per week for at least 30 minutes per session. Gradually increase the duration and intensity of your workouts to continue challenging yourself.

In conclusion, aerobic training is essential for improving endurance and overall health. Engage in activities such as steady-state cardio, HIIT and strength training to achieve this. Remember to start at a moderate intensity and gradually increase the duration and intensity of your workouts for optimal results. If you would like some help with your aerobic training, we at David Jones Personal Training can help, contact us today to find out more.