There may come a time when you need to increase your fitness level. Although it is highly unlikely to happen in the modern world you might want to be generally fitter and be able to do more stuff or endure more physical strain for your job or just for the fun of it. There are a few ways you can train in order to increase your general fitness level.
Tips to Increase Your Fitness Level
In order to be able to do more with your body, well, you need to start doing more. Using different moves and exercises you can not only train every muscle in your body but also help it move more effeciently. For instance, many runners have hip and knee problems but once they start training their glutes with resistance exercises these problems go away either completely or at least partially.
Unless you are a professional athlete who has to specialize you can try everything and choose one, two, or even three physical activities that would keep you in good form and mood. If you enjoy running, a few weight training sessions a week wouldn’t hurt to strengthen the lagging muscles that may cause strain during a run or take toll on past injuries and health problems. If you are a weight lifting enthusiast a bit of cardio in form of running, swimming, cycling, or just a few gym cardio sessions will not put your muscles at risk of breaking down but will relieve mundane tasks that may leave you out of breath.
More complex exercises may allow you to do more with your body not only in the gym but also in general life. For instance, pull ups are useful to be able to pull almost your entire bodyweight out of a dangerous spot. You can also carry something heavy the right way not to injure yourself in the process if you are practicing heavy lifting and training for strength. Working with your bodyweight, however, can be as challenging so don’t ditch bodyweight training.
Some of the more complex exercises like burpees are also quite energy-consuming so they are a good way to burn some calories. If there is another particularly challenging exercise you aren’t able to perform yet it is a good way to train your will power. Set a goal and train to get there. That’s always applicable to life in general.
Of course, you might not ever use any of these abilities in real life but it never hurts to be trained and fit to do something that can save your life.
Don’t stick to one thing unless you are a specialized athlete. Do cardio, include calisthenics, and plyometrics into your workouts if not for the benefit of fitness, then at least for some variety.