Types of Exercise

Monday, 27. February 2017

Types of Exercise

There are many different types of exercise: strength, endurance, etc. But which one is right for you? Read more here. 

There is no one type of training that is absolutely perfect for everyone. No one type is best. If you're having a hard time deciding what would work for you, take a look at our tips. 

Types of Exercise

Strength

In principle, we test our strength by putting more force on our muscles and causing them to contract. Strength training has two objectives:

  1. An increase in muscle mass.
  2. The increase in strength in the areas of speed and increased reaction. 

Traditionally we strength train with weights. Depending on the training objective, people complete more repetitions with less weight or low reps are performed with a lot of weight.
A well developed muscle system supports both the skeleton and the muscle systems, preventing back pain. 

Endurance

For good physical performance, you don't have to do endurance sports.  Endurance is being able to do an activity for as long as possible without getting tired. This performance is significantly affected by how much energy can be provided to the muscles. A well-trained heart can transport more nutrients and oxygen to the muscle through the blood, which is why endurance training impacts the cardiovascular system first. Endurance training should last at least 30 minutes.

Speed

This is the ability to perform individual movements as soon as possible. To achieve the fastest possible movement and reaction rates, a well-functioning nerve-muscle system is necessary. Speed ​​training is particularly important in ball sports.

Coordination

Only with good coordination can strength and endurance exercises be done properly. Coordination skills must be learned, they are not ornate. You can continue to improve your coordination into old age. In addition, spatial orientation, balance and rhythm are also part of coordination. 

The better the coordination, the more economic, precise and harmonious movements can be performed.

Agility

Finally, we come to the mobility, which is the basis for the four other forms. The more flexibly you move, the better strength, endurance, speed and coordination can be implemented.

Unfortunately, the mobility is hard to keep up. Regular stretching exercises are especially important with age, because mobility decreases with each additional year of life.

Which kind is best?

Now that you know about he different types of training, you may be wondering which kind is best. The answer is: it depends - on your training goals. Create a tailored training plan to combine these types of training. Keep things mixed up and varied!