This improves an athlete’s ability to use oxygen to sustain activity for periods of time.
Examples of sports that demand long-term supplies of oxygen include marathon runners and distance swimmers.
Success in many sports requires repeated burst of high intensity activity that draw on quick energy sources, but require increasing levels of cardiovascular fitness as the duration of the activity increases.
Athletes’ bodies adapt very specifically on low to moderate-intensity activities that last for a more than just a few minutes. Sustained workouts improve your body’s ability to breathe in and use oxygen.
To simply define – This an exercise chosen to correct a specific dysfunction.
One of the biggest misconceptions about corrective exercise is that there’s one best way to teach everyone everything.
There are plenty of trainings that seem to have universal utility. Hip thrusts or bridges will help most people improve gluteal recruitment. Diaphragmatic breathing drills can have profound effects on a number of performance variables, including parasympathetic nervous system activity, restoring neutral posture, and improving overall abdominal function and bracing. Sometimes these things can feel like a magic bullet.
Then, sometimes, they might do nothing at all.
If a problem doesn’t exist, the corrective can’t fix it.
Before you start assigning corrective exercises to yourself, make sure you understand what deficits you’re trying to address and proceed from there. Just because something is popular and works for a lot of people, doesn’t mean it’s the right thing for everyone.
Correct the Cause, Not the Compensation.
A better approach would be to look at the athlete as a whole and try to understand where the breakdown is coming from.
Is it the hips?
Is he or she lacking the strength to control the motion of the knees under load?
Or is it higher up the chain than that? What about lower? Good doctors don’t give out medications with a shotgun approach.
A good trainer needs to be just as specific with exercise prescriptions.