First, what exactly is muscular endurance? Muscular endurance is the ability to continue contracting a muscle or group of muscles against resistance, such as weights or bodyweight, over a period of time. Greater muscular endurance allows you to complete more repetitions of an exercise like squats or pushups.
Muscular endurance is determined in tests that measure how many repetitions of a movement you can do before your muscles reach a state of fatigue and cannot continue the exercise. You can work with a fitness instructor to measure the number of situps, pushups, pullups, or other movements you can do.
The AIRWAAV HIIT Performance Mouthpiece can help you improve your muscular endurance by lowering your respiratory rate, reducing cortisol buildup, and decreasing the production of lactic acid. Continue reading to learn more about how to improve your muscular endurance and how the AIRWAAV HIIT Performance Mouthpiece can help you do so.
How can you improve muscular endurance?
The best way to increase muscular endurance is to combine lower and upper body exercises along with strengthening exercises that target the whole body. Circuit or high-intensity interval training (HIIT) is a good way to combine cardio and strength training into one workout.
The type of exercise is not as important as the way you design your workout. The following items should be taken into consideration when you are designing a program focused on boosting muscular endurance.
- The number of reps
- The weight or resistant force on the muscles
- The number of sets
- The length of rest periods
Train just to the point where discomfort occurs. This can be achieved with HIIT aimed at increasing the oxygen supply to muscles and tissues.
Eating a healthy meal before you exercise will boost your energy levels and help you avoid muscle soreness. Because HIIT workouts deplete glycogen stores in your muscles and liver, it's best to eat healthy carbs such as those found in fruits, grains, and vegetables before a workout so your body can perform at its peak.
Finally, warming up and allowing time for recovery are essential to building muscular endurance.
How can the mouthpiece help me improve muscular endurance?
Dr. Dena Garner is a full-time professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance, Director of the Undergraduate Research, and Assistant Provost for Research and Policy at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. Over 15 years, she has worked to perfect the AIRWAAV HIIT Performance Mouthpiece, testing it on extreme athletes and cadets at The Citadel. The mouthpiece adjusts your jaw and positions your tongue so that breathing becomes more natural and efficient.
The device is made of our patented Vistamaxx material, which is made to be custom-fit to your exact bite. This helps the mouthpiece stay in your mouth during vigorous workouts. There are two parts to the mouthpiece: the intake bar and the bite plate.
The intake bar fits inside your lower teeth and helps move your tongue forward and down. The bite plate absorbs biting or teeth clenching during high levels of exertion. The placement of your tongue causes your airway to open, improving the O2/CO2 exchange. This then lowers your respiratory rate and decreases the production of lactic acid.
When you use the mouthpiece, you gently bite down on the bite plate and breathe. This both holds the device in place and helps position your tongue in such a way as to place your jaw in the right position to optimize your airway opening, additionally supporting the O2/CO2 exchange. This also causes a reduction in cortisol levels, which allows your muscles to recover more quickly after an intense workout. This, in turn, leads to improved muscular endurance over time.
Where can I get the best mouthpiece to improve muscular endurance?
The AIRWAAV HIIT Performance Mouthpiece is patented and scientifically proven with peer-reviewed, published research to provide athletes with increased endurance, increased strength, and faster recovery. Order the best mouthpiece for improving muscular endurance online today and see how fast you can increase your endurance!