How to build endurance for lunges

  • shirty

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    Dec 01, 2010 1:20 AM GMT
    I'm currently working towards a certification to teach a group EX class called BodyPump (http://www.lesmills.com/global/bodypump/about-bodypump.aspx). I'm having trouble getting through the lunge track.

    The class involves small amounts of weight, but LOTS of reps.

    Any advice for building muscle endurance so I can stay strong for the whole track? Or should I just keep practicing by increasing the number of reps?

    Thanks for any advice icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 01, 2010 3:50 AM GMT
    Keep practicing.
    Body pump is a mix aerobic/anaerobic work.
    Nearly all upper body workout is pure anaerobic work.

    You need to convert some muscular fiber to 'tune' on that kind of effort, and it take some time.
  • shirty

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    Dec 01, 2010 4:14 AM GMT
    Yeah the track is 6 minutes long so definitely feel the heart rate up there! Up til now my muscle seems to give out by 4 mins so I can't do a full lunge. I will keep practicing...
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    Dec 01, 2010 4:23 AM GMT
    Keep doing it.

    Study up on HIIT. It will markedly increase your cardiac threshold.
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    Dec 01, 2010 6:39 AM GMT
    Keep going. This is like working up to a 300 bench press. You start at 100 and work up with higher weights, more reps. (or vice versa- you know- chicken and egg thing here)
  • shirty

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    Dec 01, 2010 4:28 PM GMT
    Thanks for the tips!

    I'll research HIIT icon_smile.gif