While motivation and willingness are essential to an effective physical training regimen, capacity is another thing. As far as being athletic is concerned, this capacity is called “stamina.” Stamina is what guarantees that your body will be able to withstand the necessary effort to exercise and thereby reap the benefits of that effort. Since physical fitness is not only about how much you can lift at the gym, or how good you look in a bathing suit, having the cardiovascular endurance to get you through your entire workout – however long you decide that should be – is equally, if not more, important. This book is designed to provide you with the various components of increasing your stamina so that you can finally maximize your athletic performance. Whether you’re an athlete who’s currently training for a marathon, a fitness junkie looking to spend a few more hours at the gym, or just the average Joe who wants to run a little further on your morning jog without running out of breath, the sky’s the limit when it comes to your endurance potential. All you need to do is take the first step and follow the guidance laid out in this book. Before you know it, you’ll look in the mirror and see a much healthier, fitter version of yourself.