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6 Ways Athletes Can Enhance Their Endurance

Looking to maintain your energy rush through your last rep? Here’s how …

1. HIT It!

High-intensity intervals — whether using weights or doing cardio — combines a rapid pace with low-intensity exercise for a determined period of time. So, think sprinting for one minute, and then walking for 30 seconds, for a 5 to 10-minute interval. It’s a surefire way to ignite your metabolism while also improving endurance.

2. Cut Your Rest Periods

If you’re giving yourself a minute between sets, cut it to 45 seconds, and then to 30 seconds, and then to 15 seconds. Take a longer break if you feel you need to, otherwise continue to push yourself.

3. Supp Up

P4’s sport supplements — Pre Game Formula, Energy Formula, and Recovery Push Formula — were all engineered to help provide an energy boost. Pre Game Formula features caffeine, creatine, and beta-alanine for a great pump; Energy has creatine and caffeine and is a great in-game or intra-workout supplement to provide you with a lasting energy push that removed the beta-alanine (that’s the ingredient that provides the tingly feeling); lastly, Recovery Push formula is a caffeine-free in-game or post-workout workout supplement that supplies you with vitamins, BCAAs, and electrolytes. Additionally, Recovery also helps initiate your body’s recovery process to better help you attack your workout the following day.

4. Do Giant Sets

Not on every exercise, but doing three exercises back to back to back (a triset) or four exercises back to back to back to back without rest forces your body to adapt and keeps your muscles guessing.

5. Circuit Train

Circuits can ramp up your metabolism, enhance endurance, and also help break out of plateaus. Plus, they add new lift to an otherwise stagnant workout regimen.

6. Shake Things Up

Be sure to switch up the types of stress you’re putting on your body, including the number of sets you execute and how many total reps you perform each set. Sticking to a predictable routine will enable your body to adapt and prevent gains in endurance, strength, and muscle mass. Consider using dumbbells if you typically use a barbell, or kettlebells if you normally use machines; for cardio, if you’re a treadmill runner, use the StairMaster. Those subtle changes can reap big rewards.

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