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Is it better to use more reps to increase my cardiovascular endurance?

Cardiovascular endurance is best improved by performing continuous cardio exercise for an extended period of time, such as walking, jogging, biking and swimming. However, if you're planning on using resistance training as a means to improve cardiorespiratory endurance, it is best to utilize light weights, high repetitions (12+) and short rest periods. Circuit training is a good form of resistance training is to help improve cardiovascular endurance. Circuit training is a form of resistance training in which a series of exercises are performed with minimal rest between each exercise.

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