Physical Endurance & Muscles

Physical endurance is the time span between the beginning of physical activity by an individual and the termination of activity because of exhaustion.

Does building and strengthening our muscles improve physical endurance? Well, it is said that it does but can affect our reaction time and agility. I think this should be decided upon in the various theories and martial arts training systems you train in.

Nevertheless, in general it's customary to build muscle mass on our body core. The core is the collective term used to describe the muscles that control your spine, specifically your abdominals, waist, neck and lower back. Many exercisers spend workout time focusing on their core muscles in the hope of developing a six-pack midsection. In addition to being aesthetically pleasing, a well-developed core also provides essential spinal stability and can contribute to good posture. Both spine stability and good posture will help minimize back pain. It's also important to train core muscles because these muscles protect our organs. Usualy te hands and legs are left with less muscle mass and bone strengthening is more important for these areas.

In my opinion, when muscles get trained corretly, they improve physical endurance capabilities due to the fact that the muscles are stronger, more flexible and well conditioned. This prepares muscles for long and strenuous endurance either in training, competition or unplanned fights. Further more I don't believe that building and strengthening effect our reaction time or agility. Once again, the better conditioned and trained the muscles are the more speed can be produced, thus ensuring quick reaction time allowing the body to shift or change position quickly to addapt to any situation. So agility is not affected.

In conclusion, physical endurance is an important element in any martial artist who is interested in fighting either for combat or competition. This can be acheived through building and strengthening muscles, especially the core muscles.