Power Endurance Exercises

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Most sports — from rock climbing to rugby to martial arts — call for power endurance, or the ability to execute multiple explosive movements over a longer period of time. So, whether you’re a seasoned athlete or a weekend warrior, developing power endurance is well worth your time and effort.

Master the following power endurance exercises to build up your explosive capacity and stamina. Depending on your sport of choice, you may want to prioritize specific exercises over others.

Many of these movements are highly technical and intense. Seek the assistance of a coach or trainer to nail down your form before increasing difficulty or frequency.

Lower-Body Focus

These moves will help you develop stamina in your quads, glutes, hamstrings, hips and calves to keep you running, jumping and cycling with ease.

Upper-Body Focus

Target the chest, back, shoulders, triceps and biceps to build power and stamina for throwing, pushing and pulling.

Upper-body power endurance exercises are a must in many sports training programs. (Image: Antonio_Diaz/iStock/GettyImages)

Total-Body Focus

Generate full-body power with exercises that teach the upper- and lower-body muscles to work together.


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