Gameplan: Coach Rio's 4 tips on how to build stamina
MANILA, Philippines – “In order for me to last in running, I do sport specific training, avoiding injuries, and basically keeping healthy."
Coach Rio dela Cruz has been a runner all his life. We talked about how he’s lasted so long, season after season of training and racing.
In this webisode he talks about how to build stamina. Here are the 4 things we picked up:
1. Consistent training builds stamina. Getting your body adapted to the demands of your sport means training specifically in that sport. The more regularly you can train, the more stamina you will build.
2. Strength training helps prevent injuries.
3. Keep healthy and avoid getting sick. After a hard workout or race, the immune system goes down. Coach Rio makes sure he stays away from places where he might catch a virus, like a crowded movie house. Getting sick will stop you from consistently training.
4. Eat healthy. Drink water. Take supplements. The body is the engine that drives performance. Fuelling it properly means eating healthy food. Tuning it for performance means taking supplements that will help the body get stronger and go longer. – Rappler.com