The term endurance refers to the ability to resist fatigue or to prolong periods of physical activity, and to the maximum time a person is able to sustain any type of exercise.
This may refer to cardio-respiratory endurance, as during long-distance running, or to muscular endurance, as during anaerobic weight training, or any other type of anaerobic physical activity.
What is considered high-endurance depends on the type of activity, especially the exercise intensity. Low-intensity aerobic exercise involves longer endurance than high-intensity anaerobic exercise.
When the term endurance is used to refer to exercise, such as in endurance training or endurance exercise, the term usually refers to training designed to promote high levels of aerobic endurance.
An endurance athlete is an athlete with a high level of cardio-respiratory endurance, able to sustain very long periods of aerobic work.
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