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What is the best conditioning for endurance sports?

Generally, conditioning for endurance sports encompasses tempo and duration-specific cardiorespiratory and resistance training. Your body will adapt to the demands placed upon it - therefore, to condition your body for endurance sports, you must train at varying intensities that can be sustained over an extended period of time. The majority of training for endurance events should be spent training at, or around, the pace, distance, or duration of the event(s) that you are preparing for. Overall guidelines for endurance conditioning include: Cardio-stage training in which you should vary your heart rate, but work overall at 65-85% of your heart rate max for 20 - 60 minutes (depending on the goal). Resistance training - your programming should incorporate every major muscle group and your acute variables should include 1-3 sets with 12-25 repetitions per set at 40% - 70% of your 1 repetition maximum and incorporating 0-90 seconds of rest between sets or exercises.

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