Resistance! What you need to know ⚡️

what do you need to know ⚡️

Using a basic definition, we can say that resistance is the ability to perform or maintain an effort for a certain period of time.
But not only.
It is also an athlete's physical and mental ability to fight fatigue.

So, from the training point of view, we distinguish two types of resistance:

When we support prolonged efforts of low or medium intensity. The demand for oxygen in the blood is sufficient throughout the duration of the activity. There is no oxygen debt that we need to recover after exertion. When the exercise is over and we are calm again, the heart rate drops to normal levels in a short time. A continuous running session would be the best example of aerobic endurance.

When the effort we make is of high intensity and we maintain it for a period of time that cannot be overly prolonged. In this case, the demand for oxygen in the blood is insufficient to supply our body, producing an oxygen debt that must be recovered at the end of the exercise. The heart rate takes longer to return to normal. A good example of this type of resistance would be speed sets or changes of pace.

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