Your stamina determines how much you can push your body. The more stamina your body has, the more you can boost your endurance. People have this notion that stamina can be increased only if they increase their cardio activities. While that is important, it is equally essential to improve your body’s strength to develop your stamina.
#1: When you perform a cardio exercise, mix it up with a strength-training exercise. For instance, instead of running, sprint for 5 minutes and do 10 jumping jacks. Repeat the same all over again. This way, you’re not only burning excess fat, but also building your body’s strength.
#2: Reduce the number of ‘rest’ period between each set. The idea is to get your body used to intense movements. In the process, your body’s stamina will sustain for a longer period. The one way you can do so is by challenging yourself every time your workout. Start slowly and finish with a bang. The ideal rest period between each set should be not more than 30 seconds.
#3: You should stick to a healthy diet. Your daily intake should be in control. And it should be packed with essential nutrients, vitamins, protein, carbohydrates, iron and fibre. When you start eating healthy, the food will aid in improving your stamina level. Since your workout routine includes a lot of high-intensity exercises, you should not avoid carbs.
#4: Do weights alternatively. You lose muscles if you continuously do only high-intensity exercises. In order to avoid that, you need to also add weight training into your workout routine to balance things out. Not only will it improve your body’s strength, but also improve your endurance.
#5: Rest is crucial. With your workout routine being quite intensive in nature, it’s quite evident that you need to give your body the rest it deserves. Otherwise, you’ll end up feeling exhausted at the end of the day. That’s not your goal. Sleep enough (8 hours would do just fine) to give your body enough time to recover from the brutal workout.
#6: Eat more than thrice a day. That does not mean that you hog on junk food. Eat healthy, but constantly just to keep your tummy filled. And do not sleep as soon as you eat dinner. It’s unhealthy for your body and you’ll just end up gaining weight.