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Dance and Sports Performance

Strength training and conditioning approaches for dancers

Posts tagged cardiovascular
Between Preparedness and Expectations

Our approach is to try to prepare every dancer we see as if they are principals or soloists, which means an emphasis on interval training that tracks with the demands of high intensity performances. If someone usually dances is the corps—these dancers have demonstrated relatively weaker cardiovascular capacity in studies, according to the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research—but are prepared for the rigors of solo or principal work, then the chances of them getting chosen to perform more rigorous choreography improves.

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