Training for endurance in sport and fitness
Training for endurance in sport and fitness

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Training for endurance in sport and fitness

Training for endurance in sport and fitness

Introduction

Welcome to this free course where you’ll be investigating endurance in sport and fitness. If you’re an athlete, a coach or simply an individual who is interested in exercise, having a more in-depth understanding of what endurance is and how it can be trained will be advantageous because endurance is often a key factor in various sports and events. Endurance, in relation to exercise, may be defined as ‘the ability to tolerate or withstand the strain of extended exercise’ (taken from the Oxford English Dictionary). Hence while endurance is important for middle- to long-distance events and team sports, it may also play a role in much shorter-duration events.

This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course E236 Applying sport and exercise sciences to coaching [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

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