Should I do cardiovascular training if I play volleyball?

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Although volleyball is primarily composed of short-burst activities, approximately 85% anaerobic and 15% aerobic, you should perform cardiovascular training especially during the off-season and pre-season. Using zone training is great way to improve your cardiovascular conditioning. This style of endurance training requires you to progress from low intensities (a comfortable jog) all the way to high intensities (a slightly uncomfortable sprint). Performing zone training a few days per week will allow your body to get better at controlling the lactic acid production which will help you later in the tournaments, and possibly speed up your recovery.

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