One common theme from workout enthusiasts and trainers is using cardiovascular endurance to boost their stamina and get a shredded body. They often do this to reduce fatigue during their workouts and other physical activities.
Well, there is no denying it that there are precise ways to enhance the aerobic capacity system, but what most folks don’t know is that with just speed and strength training alone, they can build aerobic capacity while limiting fatigue.
Taking things into perspective, if we boost your overall output (speed, and strength), then your overall operational output increases as well, thus reducing the need for you to rely on your entire energy systems.
From all indications, strength and speed training has a positive effect on aerobic events, but why so? A look into the energy systems will paint a better picture for us.
AN INTRO INTO ENERGY SYSTEMS
Lots of energy systems have an effect on activities that are aerobic in nature like speed and strength training. The common energy systems are Aerobic, Anaerobic, and Latic energy systems.
Anaerobic energy system
This system is in charge of the precise delivery of maximum power and strength at short intervals. Anaerobic activities do not require the use of oxygen. Instead, it relies on ATP, and Creatine Phosphate (CP) to accomplish its goals. Because of the restricted amount of CP and ATP in the body, they can only be used for activities which require a short burst of energy, e.g. short prints.
AEROBIC ENERGY SYSTEM
This system plays a key role in the transfer of oxygen around the body. It requires oxygen and less intensity. It is a contrast to the Anaerobic energy system which requires more intense and intense and requires little oxygen.
LACTIC THRESHOLD/ POWER
This is a state where the body has used its maximum output for a long time, and as such, the required oxygen cannot get to the right place to aid the activity. In other words, there has been a depletion in CP and ATP in muscles where they are required.
Now that you know the energy systems let’s tie all of these up together. Remember your maximum output is your maximum speed and strength in an ideal condition while your operational output is your maximum strength and speed under normal circumstances.
Therefore, improving our overall speed and strength via training leads to an increase in our maximum output, and thus our operational out doesn’t affect our energy systems as it would have under normal circumstances.
More importantly, under such conditions, our bodies are now equipped to carry out activities through aerobic and anaerobic systems because our operational output is now our maximum output. Ultimately, by becoming stronger, you are you use your operational output, thus putting fewer demands on your systems.