An injury can feel like a major derailment for dancers. But if you’re passionate about dancing, then it’s important to take an injury as an opportunity to improve your fitness in other ways. In the last dancer newsletter, we talked about periodization and using the normal cycles of the dance year to train in different ways. An injury can be another opportunity to focus on a different aspect of your training.
Cardiovascular fitness is important for dancers as it allows them the stamina to perform. Cardio for dancers should mimic the stress of dance. The ideal form of cardio would be intervals, high intensity followed by a brief recovery time. Choose a form of cardio that you can perform regularly despite your injury, trying biking, running, swimming, rowing, or whatever form of cardio you can keep up with during your injury.
For more information on cardio fitness, check out this article.
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