Endurance training is a type of aerobic exercise that consists of low to medium intensity levels that raises your heart rate and keeps it there for an extended period of time. Endurance training is an appropriate method of training for individuals with a goal of improving athletic ability, increasing VO2 and improving overall health.
In the past, most endurance athletes were taught that in order to increase stamina, one has to increase training time. However, research demonstrates that time only plays a small role in this process. Your body’s utilization of lactic acid plays a critical role in increasing stamina and endurance. Endurance training allows your body to clear lactic acid (muscle fatigue) more efficiently.