Hi, I have a question about endurance.
The last 4 months I've exercised something like 3-4 hours a week, divided in 3 strength training days and 3-4 cardio workouts. And daily I bike and walk with my dogs, 3 to 4 miles.
I'm doing something right, because I lose weight and my muscles are developing more and more and I'm getting stronger.
However, I'm not sure if I build enough endurance.A month ago I climbed high and very steep stairs and I had a difficult time with this. My leg muscles were exhausted and I was out of breath and generally felt as if I hadn't exercised at all.
A couple of decades ago I was daily on my bike for at least an hour (and at a fast rate) and I went to an event with doctors, trainers and psysiotherapists and they measured every aspect of fitness. So heart rate, body fat, endurance and a lot of other things. Here they measured my endurance with a bike test and I had no endurance at all.None. Also, my heart was very slow to recover to a normal heart rate pace.
I do have a medical condition, it's a connective tissue disorder (Ehlers-Danlos), but since it's quite rare, I haven't found doctors who know a lot about it and the possible effects on endurance.
So, I'm at a loss with how to proceed. Anyone here who can help me figuring out what to do?
Thanks and have a wonderful day!